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Portugal is one of the oldest countries in all Europe. Outstanding monuments, castles and churches meet futuristic new buildings and technologies. Some say this country is one of the poorest and one of the most ancient, but who says this has to be bad? This is the magic of Portugal.
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This is one of the oldest countries in all Europe. Outstanding monuments, castles and churches meet futuristic new buildings and technologies. Some say this country is one of the poorest and one of the most ancient, but who says this has to be bad? This is the magic of Portugal Why not take a holiday in Portugal!
The Rough Guide to Portugal.
The new-look Rough Guide to Portugal – in full colour throughout – is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. Discover the hotspots with stunning photography, colour-coded maps and detailed listings.
You’ll find practical advice on what to do and see in every region of the country – from the resorts of the Algarve to unspoilt corners of the mountainous interior, and from the surf beaches of the west coast to the most fashionable hangouts in Lisbon and Porto. There are also up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets.
Whether you have time to browse detailed information on everything from local delicacies to walk and cycle routes, or need fast-fix itineraries and ‘Top 5 boxes’ that pick out the highlights you won’t want to miss, the meticulously researched Rough Guide to Portugal will be your perfect companion.
Situated on the Iberian peninsula next to Spain. it has a rich, unique culture, lively cities and beautiful countryside. It is the most western country in Europe, with agreeable mild weather and an outstanding landscape diversity.
You can travel in a single day from green mountains in the North, covered with vines and all varieties of trees to rocky mountains, with spectacular slopes and falls in the Centre, to a near-desert landscape in the Alentejo region and finally to the glamorous beach holidays destination Algarve.
Enjoy your train trip along the Douro River where you can see the natural beauty of the green mountains of Minho or the dry mountainous region of Tras-os-montes. A striking contrast you will come across when visiting the southern part with the vast plains of Alejento and the magnificent Algarve with beautiful beaches. Enjoy the beach during the day and the best discos and pubs around, at night.
Lisbon and surroundings
Lisbon,is the Portuguese capital, has a particular beautiful setting built on seven large hills overlooking the Tagus River. At the top of São Jorge Castle you can see the best view from the city.
Sintra, with its green surroundings, palaces and castles, is a place you must visit.
Alternatively, Cascais, in the Lisbon coast may also surprise you with its beaches and historical monuments.
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North of the country.
In Porto you may watch the Douro River meandering through the city. Here you can see the “Rebelos”, boats especially built for wine transport, carry the porto wines from the top of the mountains to the city.
Coimbra, with its romantic atmosphere and one of the best libraries of Europe that can be found in the City University. You can also visit Conimbriga, the Roman City.
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In the south of the country, the Algarve is the mainstay of Portuguese tourism with golden sandy beaches, bright red rocky coasts and a profusion of castles built by the Christian kings during the Moorish Wars.
Faro is the capital of the Algarve and today its huge old city wall indicates its past importance. Close to the Baroque cathedral, the attractive centre of the old town has been well preserved and indicates the town’s historic and dazzling past.
Lisbon is the heart of the country and is located on the massive Tejo Bay. The Marques De Pombal rebuilt the city after it experienced the most devastating earthquake ever to hit a European town when only the plain, pointed arches of the Carmo Monastery’s distinctive roof withstood the catastrophic earthquake.
Baixa is the name of the lower city from which a lift ascends to the heights of Bairro Alto from where there are amazing views across the rooftops of the old town of Alfama. ‘Electricos’ are Lisbon’s quaint and unique trams which squeak and roar through the old town, travelling along the narrow streets and up and down the hills.
The Torre De Belem once guarded the approaches to Lisbon’s harbour. Shimmering white like a fantastic mirage, the city’s most famous landmark is located on the shores of the Tejo.
It was from here that ships crews were bid farewell as they set out on their long voyages of discovery. The town of Sintra is situated on a forest slope on the Sierra De Sintra.
Its mild climate and proximity to the capital city led the kings of Portugal to build their summer palaces here and there is an abundance of grand residences and palaces each surrounded by beautiful gardens and tropical plants. Located atop a tall rock is the Palacio Da Pena, a pseudo-fantasy castle which dates from the Middle Ages.
The long bridge over the River Douro was built by Gustave Eiffel and is in the form of a huge arch constructed solely of iron and from which, on two levels, it connects the town of Porto with Vila Nova De Gaia.
This is a country of churches and cathedrals, massive fortresses, magnificent castles and prosperous towns. The sunshine and glorious coastline are mere bonuses!
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