Amazing beaches, Mediterranean climate, dancing and singing, football, Vasco de Gama, incredible architecture, flowers, colors and delicious cuisine, Portugal is country that will make fell in love with her so easily.
Portugal is a real magical place. With each step, walking through the streets, you will discover many romantic legends and tragic love stories, some of which are based on real events, some just product of the locals imagination.
In the past, Portugal was a powerful kingdom that ruled the merchant routes to South America, Africa and the Orient. But, today, this is a country with friendly and cheerful people, incredible coastline, gold beaches and superb wine.
If you need a reason more why to visit this lovely European country, we have few, all magical cities in this country, worth visiting. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and it is known for exciting nightlife; Porto by beautiful architecture; Alentejo has amazing archaeological sites; Coastal resorts will make you fell in love in Algarve and Madeira has pleasant climate. Simply said, Portugal is a country that will wake up all your sense and give you unforgettable experience.
Portugal, Lisbon – The City of Seven Hills
The Portuguese capital in the opinion of the world travelers is one of the nicest cities in the world, nested on seven hills, and the entire town is connected with scales. The center of the city is paved with cobblestones, but special charm are trams passing through the narrow streets. The Centre and the pedestrian zone known as August are one of the main attractions. You must visit the place called Belem, the place from which Vasco da Gama set out on an expedition to India.
Here is located the monastery Mosteiro dos Jeronimos where Vasco da Gama is buried. You must visit the fortress Torre de Belém, from where you can have a magnificent view of the city. In the quarter Baisha Shado along the river Tejo you can find numerous restaurants, pubs and clubs. A true blast is the traditional fado music characteristic for the melancholic tones.
Porto Devine Cradle
The city with charm. Porto is located in the north of Portugal and its center is under the protection of UNESCO. The most famous buildings are the cathedral of Saint Francis and the small church Cedofeita, the oldest church in this city. This city is famous for its wine, which is the most important export product from Portugal. In Porto you can see a lot wine yard, fishing quarts, cave with historic paintings and castles from the 17th century.
Alentejo Roman Heritage
Alentejo is a mix of Roman and Arabic heritage, and parts of the Christian tradition. There are many lonely medieval fortresses that offers amazing sights for tourists. Authentic villages and small towns for peaceful vacation are waiting for the visitors to rest their mind and soul.
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Algarve Heavenly Beaches – Portugal
This city is in the southernmost part of Portugal rich with exquisite beaches, sunlight and crystal clear sea water. Tourist centers are Albufeira, Lagos and Praia da Rocha, all with amazing resorts, long beaches and lot of bars and restaurants. Mild climate, low prices and delicious local meals are what make this place even more attractive for the tourists.
Madeira The Island of Spring
Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean along the Moroccan city of Casablanca this Portuguese city will take your breath away. In the 19th century it was a favorite place of European aristocracy. The temperature never exceeds 30 degrees, so the island is a place of eternal spring. The volcanic scenery and fertile soil are perfect for bananas and various types of grapes.
Funchal is the largest city, located in a peaceful cove at the foot of the mountain which you can get with cable cars. Madeira has a lot offer, amazing flowers, tropical fruit, excellent wine, hot water, luxury hotels and rich cultural life.
We hope that in one of these amazing Portuguese cities you can plan your perfect summer vacation and make memories that you will cherish for life.