Buddhist park. Terracotta Army
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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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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 summer climate in Europe – Portugal.

CHARMING ANTIQUE PORTUGAL
Some 120 years ago, Portugal was a real metropolis of the colossal colonial empire, which was not affected by the armed conflicts in Europe. And the last two world wars did not affect the western end of continental Europe. This explains the preserved medieval urban development and a huge number of ancient historical buildings.

Portugal by the ocean

Portugal by the ocean
Portugal has the longest ocean coast among European countries, suitable for a beach holiday. The sandy beaches of Portugal, covered with golden sand, are the standard for a comfortable summer and autumn vacation. In coastal waters, many underwater objects have survived for experienced and novice divers. Diving in Portugal annually gathers true underwater adventurers in secluded coastal corners.

Any city in Portugal is a testament to the medieval power of a country whose sailors were the first to visit India, travel around the world, and begin to sail the Africa-Brazil route. Thanks to the wealth of Portuguese merchants, the royal treasury and the Catholic Church grew rich from such trips. Because of this, castles, palaces, cathedrals and huge monasteries directed upwards were massively built in the country.

Old Lisbon

Old Lisbon
Now Portugal for tourists means:
unforgettable charm of the ancient capitals of the Portuguese kingdom (Guimaraes, Coimbra, Lisbon)
not crowded sandy beaches on the ocean, where world celebrities rest
mysterious monasteries with many relics and mighty ancient castles
wine cellars, which are already four hundred years old and cozy old restaurants with real port and sherry brandy
magnificent palaces and overwhelming city cathedrals
Medieval buildings in most cities with narrow winding streets
scenic routes for hiking, cycling and car routes in the shade of olive and orange trees
mysterious caves with unknown treasures
seafood and vegetable-based cuisine that you can’t recover from
SIGHTS OF PORTUGAL ARE NUMBERED THOUSAND
In Portugal, a huge number of historical and natural sites claiming to be included in a variety of TOPs. In this country, from the sights, you can create lists of 500 or even 1000 sights of interest to tourists. Therefore, our list will be very incomplete and cannot pretend to be objective.

Fort Belem located at the mouth of the river, on the banks of which lies Lisbon. Built in 16th century, it carried the function of not only a defensive structure, but also a customs and quarantine post. It was his guns that threatened sailors returning from distant wanderings, forbidding the ship’s crew to enter the city until the doctor examined the ship. Now the fort is a symbol of Lisbon and its image is actively replicated.

Fort Belen protects the capital

Fort Belen protects the capital
The city of Aveiro is a Portuguese Venice with a pronounced flavor in the art nouveau style. The city is very ancient and was first mentioned in local chronicles since 959. The long history of the city was fully reflected in its unique development.

Aveiro in Portugal

Aveiro in Portugal
Obidos Castle in the city of the same name, which has been preserved without any changes since the 13th century. Here you can fully explore the art of medieval builders and the designs of architects. Obidos is associated with one of the most respected Portuguese kings – Alfonso. And from the walls of the castle offers a wonderful landscape view, spread out below the medieval city with vineyards and tiled roofs.

Obidos Castle

Obidos Castle
The colorful Pena Palace, bright as a toy, was built in the 19th century by Portuguese kings, as a romantic residence, influenced by the famous castles of the Bavarian king. But due to a certain impoverishment, the Portuguese king saved by taking the empty monastery as the basis of his palace, the history of which dates back to the 12th century. The monastery itself in the 18th century was destroyed by an earthquake, and the church no longer restored it. But King Fernando II was far from superstition and a charming residence with a magnificent landscape park appeared on the hill dominating the surrounding countryside.

Pena Palace built on the site of the monastery

Pena Palace built on the site of the monastery
Abbey of Santa Maria de Alcobasa. Surprisingly, this huge monastery was mainly built in 12-13 centuries. It was then decided that 220 meters of the facade for the monastery is just right. It is rare in Europe to meet such huge cult complexes of such an ancient age. Here, every scrap of history breathes.

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