Things to do in Portugal

Portugal is the choicest location to explore for any travel buff. Before visiting the place, it’s always advised to jot down the places to visit in Portugal, things to do in Portugal, and the points of interest. Portugal holidays are always fascinating as its gorgeous national parks, sexy beaches and the subtropical islands are any traveller’s dream, over and above its idyllic climate. So, taste the lush landscapes of Portugal in your own manner and leave an imprint on your mind.

Porto: While in Portugal, be sure to visit Porto. The second-largest city after its capital Lisbon, Porto is known for its culturally rich, old, colourful buildings spread through the hilly streets. For your love of art, you should visit the São Bento railway station, and with no dearth of gardens, medieval palaces and cathedrals, the place is surely a traveller’s paradise. Despite being said, the food is awesome; you can also taste some sweet Port wine while in Porto.

Lisbon: The oldest city in Western Europe, Lisbon is serene and tranquil, unlike other capital cities. It’s easy to navigate Lisbon on foot, exploring the winding, narrow roads here and there. Also known as the City of Seven Hills, Lisbon is a historic locale. Don’t forget to catch a tram to take you through the highlights of Lisbon. With a bright weather, there is never a bad time to visit Lisbon.

Ericeira: With sandstone cliffs and the sunny, blue Atlantic, Ericeira is truly picturesque. A traveller’s Mecca, it is surely splendid summer retreat for local as well as visiting tourists. It is also considered as a small fishing village for its catching waves. Savour the delicious dishes in the restaurants here as they allow you to indulge in fresh, delicious seafood.

Algarve: Portugal is a place well known for its breath-taking beaches and Algarve is no exception. Cherish the warm weather and go for expeditions. The cities in Algarve - Lagos, Faro and Portimão are heavenly destinations that are worth a visit. Don’t forget to spot the Camilo Beach in Lagos.  The local markets in these places sell fresh seafood which is just lip-smacking.

Évora: Located in Central Portugal, Évora is a charming city that entices a lot of travellers. It's mesmerising beauty has provided it with the title of a cultural landscape, propelling UNESCO to demarcate the city as a World Heritage site. Once you are here, one of the things to do is make a trip to the Capela dos Ossos, or Chapel of Bones – a 16th-century church whose interiors are made from 5,000 human bones. Also, glance upon the Roman Temple or Cathedral of Évora.

Coimbra: The capital of Portugal in the medieval era, Coimbra houses the University of Coimbra – one of the oldest European universities. The collage of sprawling nature, along with beautiful buildings and medieval churches makes Coimbra the most romantic city in Portugal. Barring that conventional look which had Roman era archaeological structures, the city now has fashionable riverfront park, with terrace bars and restaurants; along with shopping complexes too. If you are in the city, visit the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra – being the fifth oldest globally.

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