Buddhist park. Buddhas and other sculptures
Buddha In Sanskrit, the word “buddha” is literally translated - “awakened”. This is the name of people and other intelligent beings who have attained enlightenment (bodhi). Among them is the…

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Group and individual sightseeing tours to Portugal, cruises in Portugal and Spain
“Perfect vacation” - myth or reality? An ideal vacation for each person. For some, it’s carefree entertainment, for others, educational excursions, for the third, extreme adrenaline-boosting, for the fourth, a…

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Things to do at Christmas in Lisbon and the surrounding area
Every year in the capital of Portugal more and more Christmas and New Year events are held, including fairs, concerts, enchanting shows for children and adults. The end of 2019…

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Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein

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8 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO ON THE AZORIAN ISLANDS

Midway between the Old and the New Worlds in the middle of the Atlantic are the beautiful Azores. Nine islands are completely different from each other, but they are united by volcanic landscapes and evergreen subtropical forests. Mass tourism has not yet reached here, so you can enjoy not only amazing landscapes, but also the tranquility of a distant corner of the earth.

1. WALK BY PONTA DELGRAD

On the south coast of the largest in the archipelago of the island of San Miguel, its capital, Ponta Delgrada, perched. Go through the three-arch gate, which is more than 300 years old, visit the church of St. Sebastian of the XVI century and admire the magnificence of the treasury. Continue reading

9 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO IN LISBON

The history of Lisbon can be divided into two parts: before and after the earthquake of 1755. In just 6 minutes, more than 80 thousand people died, Lisbon was completely destroyed, after which it rose from the ashes. The city is located on seven hills and is a mixture of European and Arab cultures. Despite the impressive number of attractions, Lisbon is a small city, it will not be difficult to get around it on foot. It is worth considering the hilly terrain – wear comfortable shoes. Colorful streets, the sound of fado from neighboring houses, colorful houses – all these things make Lisbon romantic and attractive.

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Mafra Palace

Mafra Palace is one of the most ambitious palace-monuments in Europe. The palace was built in the Baroque style by the King of Portugal, Juan V. At that time he was the richest European king, thanks to the gold from Brazil, this palace became the apotheosis of the king’s numerous and meaningless expenses.

Mafra Palace

A few numbers: 52,000 people worked on the construction of the palace;
it covers an area of ​​about 4 hectares (37.790 m2); 1200 rooms; 4700 doors and windows and 156 stairs; 1 year – the longest time a royal family has been in it; 98 bells. Continue reading

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Portugal - a country of unforgettable experiences
You can experience a real sense of envy for those people who are traveling for the first time to the country of snow-white buildings, excellent ocean beaches and the best…

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The whole truth about the climate of Portugal
The encyclopedias indicate that continental Portugal (do not forget about Madeira and the Azores) is located in a subtropical climate zone. However, this information does not give an unambiguous answer…

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Benefits of Charter Flights
Charter flights are not included in the main flight schedule, but our compatriots know firsthand about their advantages. Usually charters from St. Petersburg organize during the “high tourist season”, when…

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We are going to Portugal
It all started three years ago with a picture on Pinterest. I set up a “to visit” board there and with the thought “dreaming is not harmful” added a magical…

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