What to do in Cascais
Cascais is one of the most popular cities for day trips from Lisbon. It has many historical monuments, attractions and interesting museums. Cascais is just a short train ride from…

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Portugal
Portugal is a country for people who, above all, value comfort and enjoyment. Slowly strolling through the Portuguese streets, you can feel the atmosphere of France or Spain. There is…

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What to do in Cascais
Cascais is one of the most popular cities for day trips from Lisbon. It has many historical monuments, attractions and interesting museums. Cascais is just a short train ride from…

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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

Portuguese charm

Portuguese cuisine
The traditional dishes of Portugal are not well known to residents of other countries, because even in Western Europe, Portuguese restaurants are not numerous and are found mainly in metropolitan cities. For this reason, most Russians do not understand this issue. For example, they do not know that Portuguese cuisine is uncomplicated at the level of main dishes, but is diverse in terms of desserts and pastries.

Main dishes
The main dish of all times of the Portuguese people is Bakalau. Paradoxically, the dried and salted cod, which is the basis of the Portuguese national dish, is caught off the coast of Northern Europe and North America. Some say that there are 365 ways to cook bakalyau – one for each day of the year. Others even call a number close to two thousand. Still others say that every married lady comes up with her own recipe, because without this she would not be married. Of course, these are legends that are difficult to verify. Portuguese culinary experts considered that there were about 450 recipes. Continue reading

Portugal resorts - where to go and what to visit?
Portugal is a relatively new tourist destination that is rapidly gaining popularity. This country has it all - and great beaches, and hotels for every taste and budget, eateries and…

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Buddhist park. Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army, which was discovered in March 1974 during the construction of an irrigation system near Mount Lishan in China, was recreated in Buddha Park in Portugal. The amazing…

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Portuguese charm
Portuguese cuisine The traditional dishes of Portugal are not well known to residents of other countries, because even in Western Europe, Portuguese restaurants are not numerous and are found mainly…

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Portuguese surprise foreign tourists
10 interesting facts about Portugal: the country has been officially recognized for many centuries by the End of the World; For a long time, neighboring states repeatedly encroached on Portuguese…

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