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Reasons to visit Portugal

Here are the top 10 Reasons to Visit Portugal:

Located in southwestern Europe, Portugal is among the 20 most visited countries in the world. Portugal became the holiday destination for many world travelers. We give you a few amazing reasons that will make you wish to visit Portugal right now! This small country has such a rich diversity to offer.

You will be amazed by the old world charm everywhere. 500 years old monuments ruin dating back to pre-historic periods, Romantic palaces ready for you to have dinner inside. Portugal is also a super calm and safe country, fairly cheap and easy to travel from edge to edge.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 reasons to visit Portugal.

Weather

The weather here is really fantastic! It is not too hot in summer and generally mild in winter. In summer, it is about 30. º C and in winter near 15. º C. With perfect temperatures almost all year round and warm sun and sea breezes. Portugal is a wonderful destination for enjoying great beaches.

Gastronomy

Portugal is a food and wine paradise. One of the oldest countries in the world, the Portuguese are also the original foodies. Food and wine have been an integral part of Portuguese culture for centuries. Excellent seafood and cured meats (sausages and ham), delicious bread and pastries and a deep understanding of flavors put Portugal at the top of the gastronomy ladder. Download here your free eBook.

Wine

Portugal produces a good selection of both red and white wines, starting at about €3. Despite the famous Port Wine and even though Portuguese wines win the most prestigious awards every year. Chances are there is a great quality wine at a very reasonable price.

Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal. The best way to get to know the picturesque City of Seven Hills is to stroll up and down its streets. The city is lovely with scenic landscapes from every angle. Lisbon is the second-oldest capital of Europe (after Athens!).

The many treasures of Lisbon will captivate the historian and artist alike with a vintage feel. On the other hand, Lisbon is also home to some of the world’s most contemporary fashions, art, and entertainment! With Lisbon, you get the best of both worlds (old and new) with the bonus of being in one of the least expensive capital cities in Europe.

The Lisbon Region includes coastal resorts, such as Estoril and Cascais, 17 miles from Lisbon. It includes the Serra de Sintra, an expanse of hills, parks and nature reserves that reaches to the coast. The city of Sintra is known for its palaces – Palácio Nacional de Sintra, Palácio da Pena, and Palácio de Monserrate.

A lively and upbeat city, Lisbon has a great deal for those visiting with children. Take a short three-day break and make sure the younger family members enjoy it as much as you do. Read here: How to spend 48 hours in Lisbon.

 

Fado Music 

Many restaurants throughout Portugal have Fado music concerts. It is a type of urban music with nostalgic and melancholic feeling, often mournful lyrics, accompanied by the Portuguese guitar.

It all started as what today we’d call urban music. In the early 1800s in the streets and brothels of Lisbon. Although some historians believe the real origin predates to homesick sailors at sea and to the slaves in Brazil.

There is also an evident Moorish influence. Perhaps explained by the first “Fado neighborhood” in the city, the Mouraria, which was the Moorish enclave for centuries.

Fabulous Beaches

It cannot be contested that the beaches of Portugal are among the most incredible in the world. And the beaches are among the country’s greatest highlights. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors with each one miraculously more beautiful than the next.

If you are looking for a surf adventure, Portugal is the best destination in Europe. You will surely fall in love with the beaches of Portugal!

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