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Portugal's Hotspots - 3 Essential Places To See


THE ALGARVE

The Algarve is situated in the southernmost part of Portugal and offers beautiful Mediterranean climate, world famous beaches, all year round sunny weather and a long and diverse history. The Algarve is an essential part of Portugal where you can get to bask in the sun and laze along the pristine sandy beaches. You can participate in fun water activities in Meia Praia or São Roque. If you are looking for off the beaten track and quieter beaches the Batata, Esturandes and Dona Ana would be great choices.

Visit the most photographed dramatic light house which is perched rugged cliff of Cabo São Vicente; it has been a sacred site since Neolithic times. The lighthouse act as a ship guide to one of the world’s busiest ship lanes and its light is visible over 6 kilometers away.

In Algarve you get to dine in Michelin rated restaurants which offer exclusive dining experiences. This region is a true paradise for foodies and is home to some of the best luxury holiday villas in Portugal, perfect for relaxing after a day in the sun.

LISBON

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and its beauty is indescribable, from its awe inspiring Belem monastery to the beaches and even to its selection of pastries. Though it is the largest city in Portugal you will be surprised to find that it is smaller than western European capitals hence if time is not in your hands you can explore the city in just two days.

You can enjoy fascinating train rides and enjoy the beauty of the city as you head to the beaches, for a long scenic walk you can go to Estoril beach, for surfing head to the Carcavelos and for a beach town experience the Cascais will amaze you.

Lisbon has a wild party scene which should not pass you by, one of the culprits of these scenes is the Bairro Alto where during the day you may mistake the 18th century neighborhood as an abandoned place but at night it turns to a partying zone.

PORTO

Porto is a gorgeous town in Portugal where life moves is at a slower pace and is adoringly Portuguese. It is beautiful and at ease, you can walk along the streets and feel the welcoming Portuguese charm. The houses in the town are atmospheric yet ruinous and give you an insight of the culture and history. You will stumble upon iconic buildings, unforgettable colorful buildings, beautiful cafes, baroque style churches, street art and fine jewelry shops. The ruinous houses look like great master pieces of art only that they are real and seem to have stood back in time.

If you love Port wine then Porto is about wine, you will find wine distilleries that offer free tours and wine tasting rounds. You can spend days on end in the cellars learning about different production processes and trying to find your best brand, after all a few glasses of Port await you after being a good student!

The River Duoro and the Ocean nearby help culminate the beauty of this fantastic town, the many universities ensure that the partying mode of this town never dies down.

Portugal Articles

Portugal's Hotspots - 3 Essential Places To See


The Algarve is situated in the southernmost part of Portugal and offers beautiful Mediterranean climate, world famous beaches, all year round sunny weather and a long and diverse history.

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