Portuguese charm

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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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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Thermal Resorts of Portugal
In Portugal, there are dozens of thermal springs, on the basis of many of which modern balneological complexes for the prevention and treatment of various diseases have been erected. A…

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“This place is more suitable for strong surfers than for timid bathers”

We had to hurry – we really wanted to finally get to know the ocean and, before visiting Cape Roca, lie on Praia Grande – one of the largest and most famous beaches near Lisbon. And he really turned out to be a “grandee.” The ocean generously gifted us with its assertive cool waves, and the shore with the most delicious pizza in the world (of course, according to the local waiter). True, I did not dare to swim there: this place is more suitable for strong surfers than for timid bathers.

Meanwhile, Cape Roca, familiar from the edge of the earth at a school geography course, was already waiting for us. On the one hand, this is another tourist attraction, and on the other, it’s a real place of power that no tourist with his selfie stick can level. I would be a poet, I would immediately write a poem or rap couplet, just by looking at how the ocean swallows the sun. Continue reading

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 view of some Portuguese beach to it. It turned out, really, not harmful – so I dreamed up to the best vacation in my life.

As a result of long discussions, a preliminary plan was formed: in a couple of days to have time to say “Ola!” To Lisbon, take a look at the surroundings and move south, where a village house was waiting for us. And the ocean.

How to go?

We flew from Moscow to Lisbon with a direct and convenient evening Transaero flight. Continue reading

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

Portugal. The best beaches and a thousand startups a year

I decided not to write the pros and cons in the expanded version. All this is very subjective, so everyone decides for himself.

I came to Portugal on a study visa at the University of the Algarve (Universidade de Algarve).
Algarve is a region in the south of Portugal, where there are many tourists, beaches, hotels, etc.
The university itself is pretty good and is located in a picturesque place and looks like this: Continue reading

Lisbon in Three Days – Recommended Route and Tour

Three days is enough to fully get acquainted with Lisbon. Within three days you can visit the main tourist attractions, plunge into the bright and colorful nightlife, taste delicious local cuisine and leave this amazing city with wonderful and unforgettable impressions.
In this article you will find a description of the recommended three-day tour of Lisbon, which you can take advantage of deciding to get to Lisbon for only three days or in case of a longer trip to Portugal.
Note: This guide is dedicated exclusively to the city of Lisbon, but not to the surrounding region. From Lisbon you can make many exciting day trips to other cities and places of interest in Portugal, which will easily extend your stay up to 1 week. To see recommended weekly staying routes, click here, please. Continue reading

New Year in Portugal - what to prepare for a tourist
Portugal, secluded on the edge of Europe, is reluctant to share secrets. You need to come yourself to understand how everything works. The Council applies to the celebration of the…

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Lisbon in Three Days - Recommended Route and Tour
Three days is enough to fully get acquainted with Lisbon. Within three days you can visit the main tourist attractions, plunge into the bright and colorful nightlife, taste delicious local…

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Why Portugal is not for everyone
Greetings, dear readers of DOU! My name is Vadim. After reading many articles in the section on relocation, I never found a person who would write anything about Portugal. We…

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We calculate the budget of a trip to Portugal: Tourist tax
Active travelers are aware that in many European cities they have to pay additional tourist fees. The cost per night in hotels varies from 0.75 to 5 euros. Depends on…

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