Whoever thought that history is boring has obviously never made an attempt to shut the books and go out to explore. And what better than exploring the place which was one of the reasons India was discovered! Portugal has a very rich culture and heritage with medieval castles, cobblestone villages, golden beaches and so much more! Here are few places that you cannot afford to miss while in Portugal.
Europe’s second-oldest capital (after Athens) which was also home to few of the world’s greatest explorers like Vasco Da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator is the perfect place for a family holiday. While history is still alive in the centuries-old Lisbon, its spirit is undeniably youthful. With so many beaches, heritage buildings to visit and the amazing food experience, you can definitely not give Lisbon a miss if you are travelling to Portugal.
A wine person, are you? You will definitely love visiting Porto, the place that invented port wine. With its splendid geographical location near the Douro River and an architectural heritage of remarkable quality, the historic centre of Porto has declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996. Couples stroll along the Douro as the hint of music drifts from the bars and cafes, and the smell of coffee and grilled fish fills the air. Now that’s an ideal place for a romantic holiday destination!
Évora is located in the heart of the Alentejo region in central Portugal. An erstwhile trading and religious centre, it boasts of many tourist attractions which can be discovered within the city walls. With a history dating back more than 2,000 years, it was once a booming city under the Roman rule.