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Portugal travel guide
Portugal is a warm land for a comfortable stay
Portugal is located in the westernmost part of Europe, on the territory of the Iberian Peninsula. The area is adjacent to Spain and is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The territory of the country includes the Azores and the Madeira Archipelago.
The weather in Portugal is favorable during all four seasons. In the dry winter period, bright almond orchards bloom here. The best time to visit local attractions is during the off-season.
In the second half of the 20th century, the Portuguese economy experienced significant difficulties, but after joining the EU, the situation stabilized. In addition to industry, the tourism sector is well developed here. In addition to the beaches of the Algarve, you can enjoy the beauty of hundreds of architectural monuments of high historical significance.
It is recommended to start your trip from the capital - beautiful Lisbon. The city was badly damaged after the strongest earthquake in 1755, but later it was completely restored and eventually turned into one of the most iconic European capitals. For those wishing to get acquainted with the dishes of national cuisine, the oldest settlement, the small town of Evora, is recommended for visiting. Also, the walls of ancient castles and the famous olive groves are well preserved here. For the purpose of excursions to religious monuments, guests of the country come to the cities of Ribatejo and Extremadura. For lovers of ski resorts, many tours are organized in the forest region of Beiras. It also produces the one-of-a-kind Serra cheese variety. Art connoisseurs come from all over the world to the cultural center of the country - the city of Porto. Also here you can find many monumental buildings and markets. The city of Braga is famous for thousands of pilgrims visiting the residence of the archbishop.
One of the main attractions of Portugal is the Belen Tower, whose architecture is made in the Manueline style. The object is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. For a dynamic holiday, it is recommended to visit the zoo or the oceanarium, as well as ride the funicular and enjoy the stunning views of the capital from a bird's eye view.
Portugal attracts fans of various sports. For example, in the country there are many golf courses, horse riding areas, tennis, surfing and fishing. You can also visit the famous Portuguese football matches and bullfights.
The street markets of the republic are closely connected with various festive events. For lovers of nightlife, large cities invite to nightclubs, casinos and luxurious restaurants. By the way, visiting the western regions is optimal for a gastronomic tour.
A very large number of hotels in the country are equipped for a comfortable family holiday, for example, children's pools and playgrounds.
Where to go?
Portugal is able to surprise even the worldly traveler. To fully plunge into the history of the country, it is recommended to visit the most popular tourist cities, each of which is fraught with a unique history. These are Lisbon, Porto, Batalha, Sintra, Coimbra and many others. It is worth noting the beach resorts that are cooperating in the Algarve region, with a coastal strip of 150 km. No less visited tourist areas are the island archipelagos. The most popular coastal areas are Portimao, Cascais, the island of Porto - Santo, etc. Also, thermal resorts are very popular, including Geres, Furnas, Monchikae and Sao Pedrodo Sul.