Portugal is a city of historical importance. It offers a wide range of destinations, from sea shores to national architectural sites. Portugal in reality offers so much to every kind of tourist, whether you are travelling alone, or with your family. Portugal also has a lot of medieval influences, and is also surrounded on the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean, which naturally offers breath taking scenery, as well as attractive sandy beaches. Of course, there are also tasty cuisines, mainly seafood based, alongside a rich array of fine wines.
Portugal is full of cobblestone villages, golden beaches, medieval castles and captivating cities, with great history and food to marvellous scenery, the country has it all. The Romans, Celts, Moors, Visigoths and Christians have all left their impact on this Iberian nation. The country is the hub of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belem, Batalha, Alcobaca, and Tomar. The country is also known for its delicious food ranging from cheese, olive, bread, red wine, chargrilled fish, smoked meat and cataplana or seafood stew. Apart from the scenic delights, the festivals of the country are quite well-liked and attractive as well which mostly consists of drinking, feasting and dancing.
Portugal is regarded as one of the oldest country which is full of magnificent old churches, rambling historic castles and beautiful monuments. These are equally matched by the new era of buildings and technologies that have spring up in recent years fuelled by a floating expanding economy. It is rich in arts and history. The structural design of Portugal differs from region to region. In the past, it has been a secret gem, unnoticed by world travellers. Included the many offerings are lovely beaches, artistic finds, array of food choices, a distinct architecture to admire, temperate and warm weather, unique handicrafts, affordable hotels and friendly and very kind people.
Portugal is a very enjoyable country to visit – especially for any person in love with seafood. All along the coast are incredible restaurants dedicated to cooking fresh fish. Most restaurants are sensible priced with kind portions. Don’t forget to sample the excellent local wine. While Portugal is noted for Port, first-rated wines are home grown in regions north of Porto and Lisbon.
Sporting holidays can be had throughout the year. While the Portuguese are mainly into football, most marina sports can be required along the whole coastline. If you are looking for a golfing holiday Portugal should be on top of the travelling list. Most of the best golf courses here are found in the Algarve region, which has a status as one of Europe’s top golfing destinations.
The Algarve region of Portugal, located in the south of the country, is the perfect destination to visit at any time of year. Its weather stays warm all year round and the charming coastline offers a large variety of marine activity.
Fishing is an important way of life for many in Portugal. Each year during the month of August a huge seafood festival is hosted by one of the ports in the Algarve.
If you are looking for a unique place to visit – try some of the Islands along the Portuguese coast. The Azores known for the peaceful way of life, the Azores volcanic history has left a truly magical landscape. Many tourists simply visit Portugal for a calming holiday and in search of sun and sea. For those tourists looking to Atlantic beaches the region of Algarve fits the bill. It is an area of extensive clean sandy beaches stretching out to some of the cleanest water in Europe. The area is renowned worldwide for its crystal clear waters that are mystically surrounded by remarkable cliffs. To top it off, the Algarve is regarded to have the best all round weather and has some of the best holiday villas in Europe.