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Travel tips for Portugal - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

Staying in a foreign country involves respecting her cultural traditions and rules. Portugal in this sense is no exception.
The price of snacks in restaurants is included in the price of main courses, and the visitor has the right to refuse it in advance. In this case, the cost will be deducted from the sum of the final bill. If the guest has tasted the snack, it will have to be paid for and the cost can be equal to the price of a hot dish.
The Portuguese adhere to the traditional routine of eating: breakfast, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, snack or lunch, and then dinner.
Most hotels in the country provide a five-star level of service. This is because working below this standard is considered disadvantageous. One …
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Frugal tourists are advised to order portions in the restaurant to take-out, or buy ready-made products in local supermarkets.
Some restaurants in Portugal specialize in preparing a takeaway meal. Previously, such food establishments resembled affordable and convenient eateries for the locals. To date, there are numerous take away restaurants located in all towns of the country, and tourists can try a variety of dishes cooked on a charcoal stove. 
Lovers of elegant shoes with high heels are advised to abandon such shoes for the period of travel as most of the sidewalks of Portugal are equipped with small paving stones called “kalsada”. To ensure a comfortable stay, sports shoes or shoes with flat soles are recommended.
Modern Portugal is equipping hotels, restaurants, airports, shopping centers and McDonald’s with free Wi-Fi access zones. Copyright
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Portugal

Colorful and unique places in Portugal


From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
Obidos attracts people by its outstanding Medieval sightseeing. This small Portuguese town, with the population of 3 thousand people, was founded in the 12th century. The Obidos Palace is the main historical symbol of the town. Its fort walls surround the town for 1 565 meters long. The powerful defensive walls were beginning to build in the 12th century and finished in the 14th century.

For more than a hundred years the fortress is still in the focus of the traveller's interest. On its territory you can find not only historical monuments but also the first historical hotel, dated from the 1950s. Another eye-catching monument is the aquae ductus of the 16th century. Its depth is about 3 thousand meters. The real masterpiece of the ancient architecture is the towns gates. They are … Read all

Santa Catarina Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
There is a street in Porto that is worth attention of the most experienced and discerning travelers. It's called Santa Catarina. The main feature of this historic street are beautiful buildings decorated with traditional white and blue tiles, azulejos. Buildings with a unique finish looks simply fascinating. Their facades are reminiscent of the best works of art. Santa Catarina Street is considered a commercial heart of the city; the most amazing shops and souvenir stalls are concentrated there.

The pedestrian street starts near the train station. That's a real pleasure to walk there. Tourists go there in search of unusual gifts, jewelry and apparel. Locals love to relax in local cafes and restaurants where the most popular national food can be tasted. The legendary Café the Majestic … Read all

Soaring Umbrellas Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
Amazing outdoor installation can be seen in the Portuguese town of Agueda. Every year, for a few weeks, the central streets of the city are decorated with a special art installation. Colorful umbrellas are its main component. The most colorful and unique items are used to decorate the street. Parasols are opened and hung using specially strung ropes. In a sunny day, bright umbrellas make quirky colorful glare showing on the street and buildings. This decoration also creates a pleasant shade on the street, which is difficult to overestimate in a hot summer day.

Soaring Umbrellas Street is home to numerous shops, restaurants and cafes. The place is very popular not only among tourists but also locals. This cozy street is pedestrian. It would be difficult to find the more amazing and … Read all
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Travelers also have the opportunity to choose a room on the ground side of the hotel. The top-level rooms provide a wonderful view of the mountains. One of the main features of the quarry is a waterfall; guests can enjoy natural attractions without leaving the hotel territory. Read this


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Advices for popular cities of Portugal

1. Setting out to Lisbon you should be surely backed up with a pair of comfortable shoes. The reason is that the city is placed on seven hills that is why hiking through the wind streets is only possible wearing sport shoes. 2. The public system of city transportation is presented by the underground network, trams and cable railway. For those tourists who are limited in time and crave to hunt the best part of city sights the tram route # 28 will do best. It can be really named as excursion … Read more
1. The local residents usually have early dinners from 12:00 to 14:30, so many restaurants and cafes can be closed once the dinner time is over. Supper, however, is rarely eaten earlier than 20:00, so the menu can simply be not ready until that time in many large restaurants. 2. The menus of many restaurants and cafes contain two prices - the full cost of a dish and the cost of its half. The reason for this is in the fact that food portions are quite large in the local restaurants, so many … Read more
1. A walk along Douro River is one of the best ways to explore the sights of the city. If you plan to stay in the city just for a couple of days, a boat tour on this river will be the best choice for you. 2. Local restaurants and bars often become venues for concerts of well-known musical performers. A visit to a luxurious gastronomic facility can easily replace visiting a concert hall. 3. All best restaurants dedicated to national cuisine can be found in Cais da Ribeira district. … Read more
1.Luxury hotels are situated mainly in the western part of the resort. They feature quite high prices, so it makes sense for budget travelers to pay attention to hotels at other areas. 2. Travelers who expect to save on trips and want to explore the city by themselves are advised to use a taxi. Daily rent of a taxi will cost travelers about 150-180 euros, depending on the planned route, while the cost of some bus trips is about 100 euros. 3. It is comfortable to navigate around the city on … Read more
1. In many restaurants before ordering visitors are offered a variety of snacks. They may be waived; however, if the client would try the snack, then its cost will be included in the total bill. Often the cost of snacks is quite high, so those who don’t expect to overpay are advised to ignore treats. 2. In many culinary places meals can be purchased for take-out, in this case the cost will be 10-20% lower. It is recommended to go to one of local supermarkets for buying grocery. The closer to … Read more
1. In a lot of local restaurants clients can taste various snacks before the order. Snacks’ price will be included in total payment, clients need to note that number of this snacks are as expensive as main course is. 2. economical travelers need to pay attention to restaurants which carry out dishes. They can offer the different variants of dishes, the most widespread dishes of “take away” format are seafood and carbonado. 3. Ambassadors of the fair sex need to refuse the high heels. It … Read more

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