Portugal is not only famous for the Sport of King – Football but also admired by tourists around the world because there are so many beautiful scenes. Big travel guides like Lonely Planet or Fodor have suggested that Portugal has a multitude of interesting and promising destinations in the world. The olive grove spreads full of headlines, charming ancient ranges or windswept islands with impressive cliffs are things you will not be surprised when you come here.
Portugal in Southwestern Europe is a 19th most developed and living country in the world. According to The Economist Intelligence Unit, Portugal is the 14th peaceful country in the world. The word “Portugal” comes from the name of the village of Cale in the valley of the Douro river. It is thought that this word in Greek means beautiful. When this village became an important port, its Latin name was Portus Cale, later it became Portucale and then Portugale, but throughout the historical period, this word only a small area of the North. In a different way, Portus Cale is shortened to Porto, which is the second most important city of Portugal, full of ancient beauty.
If you are a fan of beaches, football and amazing places to visit in Europe, count Portugal as one of the must-visit destination. Being a seaside destination this country has a lot of things to do, however here are some of the things to do in Portugal.
Let’s discover best things to do in Portugal 2020 below
1. Horse Drawn Carriages
Hop on a Horse Drawn Carriage here and you will be transported in time. The carriages are pulled by Ardennes horses and it will be beautiful scenery and a romantic ride. There would be a 20-minute horse ride across Parque de Pena, Pena Palace which has lush green views and an amazing view of the palace which one can experience on your visit to Portugal.
2. Explore Sintra
The town and municipality of Sintra is one of the oldest in the country, explore the beautiful place where you can witness narrow streets, architecture and old houses. Explore Moors Castle, dense forests and amazing weather which you would miss after coming back visiting Sintra.
3. Cabo Da Roca
The quaint village of Cabo Da Roca is located near Sintra was once believed to be the end of the world. This is an old fishing village that has some of the most impressive sea views. Explore the region of this place and witness the scenic view of the ocean from the cliff and spend a day here.
4. Music festivals
Portugal is known for music and you get to witness from local music to EDM where there is a biggest music festival called Super Bock Super Rock which is Portugal’s most famous and biggest music festival. Witness some of the who’s who in the genre of music performing here and you can spend the festival dancing to the music.
Some of the regions of Portugal is known for its Wine & Food. So, on your visit to Portugal do not miss to visit the village of Sesimbra, where you can try the nation’s favourite dessert Moscatel de Setúbal. If you get chance, do visit Douro valley which is known for Red Wines.
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