We have all heard about Portugal but what do we really know about the country itself and the things that it would offer you if you were a tourist? That is why, in this article, we are taking a look at the way the country looks like and the strides they have made over the years in the tourism sector.
It has an ideal climate, affordable prices for the utilities that you will use and the mountains are a sight to behold. You will find vineyards and when you visit the medieval villages found in its central regions, there will be quaint rustic architecture to amaze you.
The beaches that are located along Azores and Madeira will provide a good oceanic experience with the land being described as well landscaped with flowers.
The following is a list of the top rated cities that you can visit in Portugal to have a fun time if you are ever over there. They are fun, different and totally worth it.
Lisbon (The Capital City)
The best way to visit the city built on seven hills is by use of trams that will give you a good view especially when you visit the oldest district in there called Alfam which is built in a maze design with awesome architecture and sporting the St. George’s Castle.
This city lies on the banks of the Tagus River that pours out to the Atlantic Ocean. There is a famous tram there called Tram 28 which is one that you will want to take if you are a first timer.
This one sports very good Mediterranean climates that will leave you feeling refreshed and after seeing the beautiful beaches that line the picturesque towns and the historic towns, you will never want to leave.
Found in the south, this town will give you a taste of the proper renaissance taste with the monuments, castles and old bridges that cross it.
On a hilltop in Western Portugal lies the town of Obidos a home for a castle building that take you back in time. You will find the wall that surrounds this town will give you a sense of an old town. When you walk along the streets that have quaint shops, houses that are built in ancient architecture and the castle greets you, you will find this quite an experience.
The castle is complete with battlements and towers and the gates are just a sight to behold.
The foothills of Sintra have more than just lush growth to offer you. The Pena’a Palace which serves as a retreat for the Portuguese royal family will wow you right when you spot it. It was built in the 1800 and has everything still intact.
The forested parks, the ancient ruins of the Castle of the Moors and the Monserrate Palace which offers you a romantic getaway will just take your breath away. This is medieval in all its beauty.
Madeira (Floating Garden of The Atlantic)
When you hear the name Madeira, a lot comes to mind but the first thing that will strike you is the lush greenness and the flower gardens that cover this oasis. When you get there, be sure to visit the famous Orchid Garden and then the Laurissilva Forest which has the world’s largest number of Laurel.
Funchal is essentially the capital city here and it has the best churches, resorts and fortresses that will take your breath away. The restaurants serve the best cuisine and view of the ocean is spectacular.
That is a list of the top five places that I think have the best to offer when you are visiting Portugal.