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Moving around in Portugal - transportation

The total length of railway tracks is more than 2,500 kilometers. As for other European countries, this is rather small. As a result, the railway does not cover all regions of the country. All trains are divided into first and second class. The quality of service in long distance trains is at an average level. The main point of the railway interchange is considered to be Lisbon. There are four separate railway stations on its territory which cover all directions. You can purchase tickets at the ticket office of the station or book in advance via the internet. … Open

Economy roadmap of Portugal

The majority of the revenue in Portugal comes from trade. The main products that go abroad are clothes, as well as ready-made textiles, wine, woodworking products, timber, ships and electrical equipment. The main import items are the initial raw materials for the operation of the industrial and food sectors. The main trade partners are France, Great Britain, and Germany. In 1991, Portugal became the poorest country among the European Union. However, significant investments made it possible to revive the country’s economy. … Open
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Attractions and active leisure

Don’t miss a chance to see incredibly beautiful streams of lava, which can be found in the North in Mistério da Prainha, Mistério das Bandeiras and Mistério de São João in the southern part of the island. Arcos do Cachorro is a huge lava flow, permeated by a network of caves and grottoes stretching to the coast. Do you want to swim in freshwater and sunbathe away from the beach? Then go to the lakes … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Pico's cuisine consists of a combination of Portuguese culinary traditions and the inventions of island chefs. In local restaurants, in addition to a variety of fish dishes, there is a wide range of meat delicacies. You can visit local restaurants and taste both native local dishes and those which were brought here by Europeans and Americans in the last century. Of course, you can find many catering establishments … Open

Traditions and mentality of Pico Island

Locals are good for foreigners trying to speak Portuguese, even with mistakes. However, there are many people, especially those who live or work near major beaches and tourist attractions speak English pretty well. Many people know Spanish, but they don’t like to use it. In general, Portuguese has a strange attitude to neighbouring Spain, especially when you compare the historical path and culture. Local … Open

Travel guide to Pico Island

Ilha do Pico is a charming small island that has become an incredibly popular beach destination. The island also has ideal conditions for scuba diving. Ilha do Pico has rich marine fauna – a large population of whales lives not far from the island. In total, more than 20 species of these fabulous animals live in this region. Travelers can see them during boat excursions, while experienced divers will be thrilled … Open

Pico Island for children - what to visit

Pico Island will please active children who are ready to try something new with their parents every day. There are a lot of quite interesting architectural attractions that will definitely interest babies with its unusual constructions. Boys and girls will enjoy visiting the Fort of Santa Catarina, the only preserved fortification on the island since the 15th century. You should definitely visit the Regional Pico … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Ilha do Pico is ideal for buying authentic souvenirs and goods from local manufacturers. There are several quite large shopping centres, but still, it is better to go to the mainland of Portugal for good discounts and a large selection of products from European brands. If you are going to visit the shops on the island, remember that siesta plays an important role for Pico inhabitants. All small shops are closed from … Open
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