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Portugal is a country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. It is the western most country of mainland Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east.

Portugal is a very beautiful country full of natural beauty, historical monuments and places which the honeymooners can visit to make their trip a memorable affair.

Not surprisingly, considering its close proximity to northern Africa, Portugal is one of the warmest European countries

The  astonishing variety for such a small country, which combined with lower prices than in other European destinations, makes it one of the most rewarding travel experiences in the world.

 

Attractions:


Lisbon :

The capital of Portugal has experienced a renaissance in recent years and has reclaimed its rightful place as the 'golden city' of southern Europe. After slumbering for decades, the city's modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan identity is today much similar to that which it enjoyed in the 15th and 16th centuries during the age of the great discoverers, when Lisbon was the center of trade with the East and the starting point for maritime exploration of the globe.

 

Obidos 

Óbidos is located on a hill and the old town is still completely encircled by a fortified wall. The place has been around for a long time, the name Óbidos is probably derived from the Latin term oppidum, which means citadel or fortified city. The area has been occupied by Romans, recent archeological excavations revealed the remains of a close by Roman settlement.

 

Porto 

The second city of Portugal,Whether you seek authenticity and follow the scent of history throughout the town or whether you are drawn to all things new in this cosmopolitan city, Porto is waiting for you.

 

Braga

Braga is a compelling tourist destination on Northern Portugal's Costa Verde. Braga is the home of Portugal's Bishops, and so there are lots of churches to visit. Near Braga is the most photographed church in Portugal, the Santuario do Bom Jesus do Monte.


Algarve

The Algarve, Portugal, is a famous holiday destination popular with those seeking bucket loads of sunshine and award winning golden sandy beaches, families, sports enthusiasts, nature lovers, even celebrities


Sintra

With its beautiful setting and equable climate it was an early choice as the summer seat of the Portuguese royal family. The beauty of the scenery, combined with the magnificent subtropical vegetation and the nearness of the sea, is almost beyond compare, making Sintra one of the loveliest spots in the Iberian peninsula, wholly justifying Lord Byron's description of it as "glorious Eden".


Coimbra

Coimbra is famous above all for its ancient university: one of the world's first. Coimbra consists of an upper and lower town. The bridge, Ponte de Santa Clara, crosses the Mondego River and leads onto the main square, Largo da Portagem, at its north-east bank.


Funchal, Madeira

Enjoy Funchal, the capital of Madeira,The Funchal city of today is very different from its fennel growing, pirate days of old. It is in fact a modern, cosmopolitan, rejuvenated city, well known for its many top class restaurants, stunning new 4 & 5 star hotels and warm all year round climate and of course its most famous export, world class footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. In short, it is now known for its style as well as its substance.


Évora

A unique and historic city, 2,000-yeara old Evora is filled with labyrinthine streets, squares flooded with light, Renaissance fountains, Moorish courtyards and Gothic doorways and turrets. The Romans created its elegant temple, battlements and baths, and the Moorish “Yeborah” influenced the urban network of the Mouraria district.

 

Vila Franca do Campo, Azores

Vila Franca do Campo: "Vila Franca do Campo" is a town and a municipality on the southern part of São Miguel Island in the Portuguese autonomous region of Azores.. The crystalline waters of the natural swimming pool with its own stunning beach is excellent for bathing and is equipped with all the facilities of a modern water-park.


Guimarães

The historic town of Guimarães is associated with the emergence of the Portuguese national identity in the 12th century. An exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a Medieval settlement into a modern town, its rich building typology exemplifies the specific development of Portuguese architecture from the 15th to 19th century through the consistent use of traditional building materials and techniques

 

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