Portugal

You probably already know a thing or two about Portugal. Port wine, Algarve, Lisbon, and maybe even Sintra. But there is more to see here than just these places. Some are still undiscovered by mass tourism! How great is it to see something truly amazing, while there is no tourist in sight! Portugal is one of my favorite countries and I am happy to share with you why that is.

Sintra

Sintra, Portugal. One of the most famous parts of the country, located right next to Lisbon. With its green and steep hills, historic castles, fairytale gardens, and colorful palaces, Sintra is one of the highlights and must-see’s of any trip to Portugal.

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Douro region

Douro. A beautiful region in the north of Portugal that is renowned for its Port wine farms. The endless wine and olive terraces, on the many hills, are one of the most stunning things I have seen in Europe. The river starts in Porto but the wine region really starts near the town Peso da Regua, and continues all the way to the Spanish border. That’s about 60-Kilometers of wine fields!

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Douro region

Porto

Portugal’s second largest city, best European destinationof 2017, city of Port wine and home to the Francesinha. But what makes Porto so special? Is it the food, the history, or the culture? Truth be told, it’s a combination of all of these things. To really discover the city you need to park your car and put on your walking shoes.

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Porto - Ponte Luis I

Óbidos & Milfontes

There are loads of things to see and do in Portugal that aren’t discovered by international tourism yet. Two of those places are Óbidos and Milfontes, one is a cute little village located within the castle walls, and the other is the start of beach paradise.

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 Lisbon

A city rich with history, culture and narrow streets, home to 2.8 million people. In the ‘Age of Discovery’ many ships departed from Portugal’s capitol, including Vasco da Gama’s India expedition in 1498. One who’s visited Lisbon will easily fall in love with the city, as it’s one of the most beautiful in Europe.

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Yellow tram in Lisbon, Portugal