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Choose what to see in Portugal:
From unique nature to man-made monuments
This is an ideal country for lovers to discover something new. The history of ancient cities and endless beaches, the sea and the cliffs, modern trading ports and fishing huts are all intricately intertwined in a small European country. Fans of traditional routes should recommend exploring Portugal from its capital, old Lisbon. The city is already twenty centuries old, it was conquered by the ancient Romans, the Templars built palaces here, artisans built their neighborhoods. Today it is a city of intriguing streets, magnificent squares, and rare trams. Nightlife with eclectic restaurants, bohemian cafes and stylish nightclubs is very tempting here. During the day, you can find many boutiques with fashionable clothes, museums, ancient attractions. All this is fanned by a romantic coastal setting and charming northern nature. Add to all the sporting life of the city, with the boiling passions of fans and a real excitement of games, whether it be soccer or golf. Continue reading
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 Brief History of the Portuguese Thermal Resorts Many of the mineral springs in what is now Portugal were known several thousand years ago. Since the reign of ancient Rome, some of them have been used for rest, recovery, healing. People appreciated the power of miraculous keys and tried to use it for good. The first buildings were Roman baths, where the main procedure was swimming in the pools with hot water.
Over time, most of the terms collapsed. Only local residents enjoyed the benefits granted by nature itself. In place of several Roman buildings, modern hospitals were erected with the ability to take healing baths.
From the end of the 18th – beginning of the 19th centuries, due to the attention shown by the kings, spa complexes were built at many sources, where they offered to undergo a course of treatment with “hot waters” and did a massage. Continue reading
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 New Year.
Features of the Portuguese New Year
The main festivals are traditionally organized by the Portuguese for Catholic Christmas. By the last days of December they feel tired, full, therefore they try to spend the main night of the year at home or in close company with friends. In principle, like many Russians.
However, on the streets, squares, and in resort towns on the beaches, almost until the morning many locals and thousands of tourists from Europe walk around, who decided to say goodbye to the outgoing year on the western end of the continent. Municipalities are specially prepared – they spare no money on decorations and entertainment. Hours from ten in the evening concerts and various events begin.
But tourists who are not familiar with local customs often remain dissatisfied: they complain about shops that are closing early, museums that do not work on holidays, and the inability to get to the chosen restaurant. In order not to be in a similar situation, prepare for the trip. Continue reading