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Maps of cities and regions of Portugal

Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Portugal

Unique places of interest in Portugal

Palacio Nacional da Pena

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
In Portugal, not far from the Sintra city, is the unique architectural monument of the world - the oldest palace in the world, built in the Romanesque style - the National Pena Palace (Palacio Nacional da Pena). The history of the beautiful palace is rich in the striking events. It was built in the 15th century and was converted into the monastery a few years later. In 1755 the construction was almost completely destroyed by the strong earthquake. The palace was only restored in 1838.

The modern architecture recognizes not only the classical elements of the Romanesque style, but also the fine lines of Mauritanian and Bavarian styles in the exterior of the castle. After full restoration in the first half of the 19th century, it was decided to build an extensive garden around the palace. … Read all

Ponte Vasco da Gama

From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
The longest bridge in Europe is located in Lisbon and was named to honor the excellent navigator Vasco da Gama. The length of the bridge is 17.2 km. The bridge over the Tajo River was opened in 1998 and is characterized by the incredibly harmonious shape. The bridge was opened on 29th March on the occasion of the important historical event - the 500th anniversary of the discovery of a route from Europe to India. The bridge looks incredibly fine and impressive, especially at night when it is adorned with thousands of LED lights. The illumination system of the bridge is unique and has been developed according to modern ecological standards. So that the light did not disturb the inhabitants of the Tagus river at night, it is directed exclusively upwards.

Despite the fine construction, the … Read all
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Traditions in Portugal

Lisbon
Local people are rather hot tempered and thus their behavior may seem rather strange to foreign visitors. Peculiar to city folks deliberateness in everything is often approached by visitors as inattention and negligence. In fact, such behavior does not imply any negative, simply the residents of Lisbon just got used to doing everything in deliberate pace. It may well be that in one of local restaurants you will have to wait for your order longer than usually it takes and your business partners … Read more
Albufeira
Albufeira is the picturesque resort city, located in the southern region of Algarve, Portugal. A mild subtropical climate, an average warm summer temperature, and numerous beaches contribute to the development of tourist infrastructure here, which is the main source of income for local residents. Locals are always happy to see tourists create a friendly atmosphere and tolerant attitude towards representatives of other countries. Whenever you come to rest in Albufeira, you will be amazed by the … Read more
Porto
A truly irresistible passion for various holidays and mass celebrations is one of the main national characteristics of local residents. Colorful carnivals, costume balls and parades occur here because of various reasons. Local residents don’t forget to honor numerous patrons of the city and its saints, so here are often organized fairs and pilgrimages to holy sites. As a rule, all festive activities are accompanied by dancing, musical performances, and fireworks. Of course, on these days local … Read more
Funchal
The picturesque city with a history covering more than five centuries has a lot of unique and interesting national holidays. The name of Funchal derives from fennel, because several centuries ago it grew in abundance in the coastal zone, which has attracted the first settlers. One of the main distinguishing features of a modern resort is a high level of environmental performance; locals have managed to keep unique natural resources intact. Funchal is famous for an abundance of colorful … Read more
Lagos
The beautiful traditions of Lagos have a lot of interesting manifestations. Special cuisine, a variety of traditional applied arts, colorful festivals and regional holidays are just a few of the ways to get acquainted with an authentic lifestyle of local people. The resort is characterized by a very lively atmosphere due to a large number of tourists visiting it all year round. Locals are very welcoming and friendly to foreign guests, and on traditional holidays, any borders between city … Read more
Portimao
Portimao is central point of one of the most original celebration – Sardine Festival, which is the most favorite for local habitants. For the last number of years this cheerful national festival has become very popular among foreign travelers. In spite of the fact that it is celebrated almost in every seaside districts of country, the majority of tourists aspire to visit this festival exactly in Portimao. Festival is corresponded not only with interesting gastronomical events, but also with … Read more
Vilamoura
The local residents' mentality can be described in one word - friendliness. They are always ready for dialogue and assistance to others. It is also worth noting that, unlike other southerners, people who live in Vilamoura do not share hot temperament, incontinence, and talkativeness. They are distinguished by modesty and politeness, while the goodwill and hospitality of locals are worthy of speaking legends. In general, Portuguese are famous for being good friends, and locals prove this fact in … Read more
Braga
Residents of Braga are funny and positive people. They are very hardworking, but, just like others they like to relax. National holidays in Braga are always celebrated in a big scale and are usually accompanied by interesting rituals. It should be noted that the reason for a celebration can be absolutely unexpected one. People in Braga celebrate various religious festivals, organize fairs and cheerfully remember various historical dates. Bullfighting has remained one of the most exciting … Read more

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