Gautama was born
City Museum of Evora (Altu Alentejo Province, 130 km from Lisbon)
Xieu Cathedral in Evora
One of the most beautiful Portuguese cities, which in fact is a tourist attraction in Portugal, is located closer to the east of the country, in the province of Altu Alentejo. This is the city-museum of Evora, framed by wonderful olive groves, vineyards, flowering meadows that turn the town into a real garden. The city itself includes a lot of historical attractions – ancient buildings, temples, palaces, cathedrals, reflecting the rich history of the city.
The history of Evora began about two millennia ago, and for many centuries was formed under the influence of the culture of the Romans and the Moors, which is why the city of Evora is considered the spiritual center of the country. The historical part of the city is surrounded by fortified walls, and inside the labyrinths of its narrow old streets, ancient restored buildings intertwined with sunny areas of the Renaissance, viewing platforms, Gothic churches, cathedrals and palaces in the style of manuelino. In general, buildings of different eras here are an unusually colorful mix of architectural styles of different eras. Continue reading
Why moved to Porto
I love crossroads – they have time to stop and think. In Moscow it is not always possible to find time for such stops. In December 2014, I found myself at such a crossroads. There was a feeling that I was not going my own way.
I was born in Jordan, where I lived the first ten years of my life. Then she moved to Tver, and then to St. Petersburg. For some time she lived and worked in Finland, and then in India. In 2013, I moved to Moscow – to interesting projects, a strong environment and that very crossroads. Then I decided to leave Moscow and live the life that I dreamed of – next to the sea and with the opportunity to surf.
In February 2015, I was interviewed to work for an IT company in the marketing department in Porto, Portugal. After four months of struggle for a working resident visa, I flew to a new country. Continue reading
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 no rush familiar to large tourist cities.
The country honors traditions, a rich historical and architectural heritage, the main value for the Portuguese is the family. Of course, the inhabitants of the country know how to enjoy life, surrounding themselves with comfort and creating it for travelers. If you want to see the real Europe – proud and beautiful – come to Portugal, enjoy the aroma of eucalyptus and oranges, try the famous Portuguese wine and plunge into the atmosphere of sad fado music.
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