Portugal is a country with huge tourism opportunities, either because of its long history and it’s culture that differs a lot from the Spanish tradition, despite sharing the same peninsula (Iberian), both for its diverse landscapes that offer different sections of the Atlantic coast but also spectacular mountains with breathtaking scenery. The result of this fusion of different souls, made in Portugal as an ideal travel destination in Southern Europe, and beyond emblazoned with travel destinations like Lisbon, Porto, Cascais and the beaches of the Algarve, there are a number of attractions less known but no less attractive, which are able to attract discerning visitors and love to move freely within the territory.
Portugal encloses magnificent jewels tourist, however, easily accessible, which remain on the margins of the beaten path by most tourists. These goals, among others, are well distributed throughout the country, all places that promise an exciting holiday to discover the history, art and nature, suitable for families as people from all walks of life.
For example, in southern Portugal, in Algarve, everyone knows the magnificent beaches, but few explore a true miniature city like Lagos. This goal is a must for all lovers of beaches, as well as history buffs. The town has sandy beaches, long and wide to the east of the center, other sandy beaches to the west, and magnificent cliffs south of downtown. Huge natural caves dotting the coast in that stretch, which you can access from Ponta da Piedade, the single point near the lighthouse where tourists can rent motor boats. The blue waters of the coast are home to among others a fairly high number of dolphins and a large variety of fish species. In addition, the center of Lagos boasts of having some of the oldest buildings designed in traditional Portuguese architecture which might inspire you to make some changes to your own home. If you’d like to explore how to bring a bit of Lagos to your house, make sure to call a talented contractor like Ideal Construction who is experienced in exterior renovations.
We now move near Lisbon , and more specifically near Sintra , just north of Cascais. Here we find the Palácio Nacional da Pena romantic architecture ensures that over a lush environment in the surrounding park with a huge variety of flora and spectacular scenery with interesting plants. The park is located between the other is close to Cruz Alta, another great scenic attraction, with a cross and beautiful landscape on the west coast of Portugal , an attraction off the beaten tourist track. For nature lovers, a holiday in Portugal is not complete without visiting the island of Madeira, located far off the Portuguese coast. It has a unique volcanic flora, which varies greatly with the vegetation of the hinterland. The island rises above 2000 meters above sea level and is easily accessible via charter flights.
Tourists interested in studying the prehistoric art may find it advantageous to travel in the Coa Valley, located in the north-east of Portugal. The valley takes its name from the river that flows through it, the river Coa. This auction valley holds a prestigious position among all other places of Paleolithic rock art, and throughout the world, as it is one of the largest sites that develops open. The rock carvings depicting images of horses and humans have been discovered near Vila Nova de Foz Coa. Archaeologists have dated these recordings from about 20,000 to nearly 10,000 years ago.
Among the many little known destinations in Portugal, Viana do Castelo is one of the most breathtaking places to visit. The city is located within the Minho region south of Lima of Portugal . Important sites include the most famous monument of the city, the Basilica of Santa Luzia is located on the summit of its namesake mountain from where you can enjoy fascinating views of the city, as well as the beaches and the river Lima. In the Basilica you can access by car or by the elevator of Santa Luzia. Also more and Viana do Castelo has a particular museum: the oldest naval hospital, now called Gil Eanes Naval Museum, which was built in 1952 and was operational until 1973. Is still contained within the original medical equipment, and is one of the most interesting museums in Portugal.
Originally posted 2012-07-13 15:16:06.