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
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.
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
There is an opinion that only those who want to save on travel are interested in last-minute tours. But is it really so? To find out, we conducted a survey of our customers, asking them 3 questions. As a result, you found out that discounted tours that go on sale a few days before the trip get different categories of tourists. Among them there are limited budget students and financially well-off businessmen, youth and pensioners, family people and those who prefer to relax one at a time.
We share with you information about our survey by submitting questions and the most common answers.
Question: Why did you buy a last-minute ticket to Portugal?
The most common answers: Continue reading