Portugal, one of Europe’s most vibrant countries is located on the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula; Portugal is one of Europe’s most visited countries due to its idyllic climate, affordable travel costs and exceptional attractions.
Portugal is rather a by-product of the rich heritage of its heyday – when it used to rule a huge empire from Brazil to Macau in China – is something you can definitely see in its architecture. As you step in Lisbon and Porto, you get drenched in opulence especially in their respective Old Towns – certainly reflect the wealth of Portugal’s imperial days. Let’s explore more.
- Coimbra– The city is located by the Mondego River in Central Portugal, Coimbra is well and truly the heartland of the historic sites, beautiful gardens. It is also where the country’s second style of fado music and a lively culture that is centred on one of Europe’s oldest universities thrives on. Coimbra is where you let your heart lose and discover the many historic attractions from the stunning Old Cathedral to the Gothic Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, which contains the tomb of Queen Isabel. Finally, you can sign off with a visit to the University of Coimbra to admire one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, the Joanina Library.
- Evora- Evora may be a small town in the Alentejo plains region of southern Portugal, but it packs huge tourist appeal. The history of Evora dates back more than 2,000 years, it was once flourishing city under Roman rule. In present days, Evora is the capital of the Alentejo region. It is also regarded for its well-preserved Old Town, which shelters more than 4,000 historic structures including the old Roman walls and temples. What truly looks stellar Another highlight is the 13th century Cathedral of Evora, one of Portugal’s most important Gothic structures. The city is also near to Europe’s largest complex of prehistoric megaliths that are also worth a look.
- Porto- Porto has the reputation for producing fine port wine, the busy city of Porto sprawls along the hills overlooking the Douro River in northern Portugal. Ribeira is the charming pedestrian zone and is located at the heart of Porto, an atmospheric place on the river, buzzing in live music, cafes, restaurants and street vendors. In your luxury travel in Portugal, you can regale at the Ponte Dom Luis, a metal, double-deck arch bridge that links Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia, well-known for its port wine cellars.
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