The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Portugal
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Mysterious Portugal is a country with a rich history and culture, warm temperate climate, first-class service and low crime rate. Located in the south-west of the Iberian Peninsula, it is not very familiar to tourists who still prefer other, more classic European destinations – France, Spain, Italy.
Meanwhile, Portugal deserves to give it some of your holiday and attention. Ancient cities and magnificent medieval fortresses, well-appointed, clean beaches and well-developed infrastructure, numerous resorts and sumptuous local cuisine make holidays in this country rich, interesting and diverse. Subtropical Mediterranean climate allows you to holiday in Portugal almost all year round. The only thing to consider is that winters in this country are rainy, though warm – from +5 to +10 °C.
There are a lot of four-five-star hotels in the country. The best of them are located in ancient castles and fortresses. It is best to start your acquaintance with Portugal from Lisbon. Then you can move on to smaller cities – Porto, Braga, Coimbra. One should not forget that in addition to the continental part Portugal has island possessions – Madeira archipelago. The main visiting card of the country – port wine should be tasted in combination with local delicacy – swordfish. Fish and seafood dishes are the main focus of Portuguese cuisine.