Top Destinations in Portugal
Population: 10,1 million
Time Zone: GMT (+1 in Summer)
Driving side: Drivers drive on the right hand side of the road.
Religion: 97% Roman Catholic
Emergency #: For all emergencies dial: 112, you are then given a choice between police, ambulance and fire depart
Portugal Popular Destinations
Lisbon - Portugal's capital has lots to offer the visitor. Relax in one of the many parks or on one of the beaches. Wonder through the museums and the cobblestone streets of the Alfama district. Lisbon is one of the most economical cities in Europe so you will have plenty of mone left to enjoy delicious local cuisine at one of the many restaurants and cafes.
Porto - soak up the historical atmosphere and architecture of this city. Porto's historic centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996 and is well worth a visit. Enjoy a tram ride along the banks of the river or a boat ride on the river. Keep the kids happy in Porto's fantastic planetarium or visit the lovely beaches.
Evora - this picturesque walled town is situated amongst the wheat fields, olive groves and vineyards. Visit the very unique Ossuary Chapel made of human bones and kulls.
Algarve - the Algarve province is famous for its wonderful sandy white beaches. This area is a sunworshiper utopia. Restaurants serve a full range of international and local cuisine. Aqualand, Portugal's biggest waterpark is a fun way to spend the day for the whole family.
Praia Da Ilha de Faro - located just south of faro, the principal town of the Algarve, this is a populr beach with lots of restaurants and watersports facilities.
Praia Da Arrifana - one of the few beaches in the Algarve thai is reasonably safe for swimming, it has breathtaking views and is particularly wonderful to visit out of season.
Praia de Legua - one of Lisbon's best beaches, EEC Blue Flag accredited, life guards on duty and a beach restaurant and coffee house.
Moving Around Portugal
The best and fastest way to get around Portugal is by bus. Express services are offered between the Algarve and major cities. Trains can be slow but cheap and taxis are another inexpensive option.
Inland flights are expensive and not really necessary due to the fact that Portugal is not very large. When in lisbon you can also make use of the underground metro.
National festival and holidays
Carnaval - celebrated on the day before Ash Wednesday every year. One of the biggest celebrations in Portugal with partying and parading.
Liberty Day - 25 April. This day celebrates the 1974 revolution.
Festa De Sao Joao - held in June every year. This is Porto's biggest festival with dancing in the streets and an unusual habit of hitting people over the head with leeks.
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Comprehensive guide to Portugal with destination reports, photos, maps and more.
Essential information about Portugal Golf holidays.
- Lisbon tour
- Sintra & Estoril Coast
- Fatima & Batalha & Nazare & Alcobaca & Obidos
- North of Portugal in 7 days
- Lisbon City Tour
- Wine Tour Lisbon Sintra
- Jewish Tour
- Walking Tour
- Travel Into Time
- Alentejo Flavours
- Sintra & Cabo da Roca & Cascais and Estoril
- Lisbon City Half Day Tour
- Lisbon Shore Excursions
- Wine and Gastronomy in Portugal
- Parks and Gardens of Portugal
- The Romantic Tour of Greater Lisboa
- Cycling Holiday in Portugal Lisbon and Evora Romantic Alentejo
- Portugal Tour 150 Off
- Jewish Tour Jewish Lisbon Half Day Tour
- Jewish Lisbon Sintra Full Day Private Tour 7 Hours
- Lisbon Discovery Bike Ride
- Saloio Tour
- Arrábida Tour
- Oceans Tour
- Fátima Tour
- Night Sightseeing Tour
- Lisbon Belvederes and Kiosks Walking Tour
- Gastronomic Route
- Caldo Verde and Fado Tour
- Cool Party Tour
- Morning Walking Tour
- Afternoon Walking Tour
- bikeiberia Lisbon Downtown Ride
- Portugal from Lisbon and Porto
- tour in lisbon cascais and sintra
- Algarve tour
- See the Real Algarve Central
- A Mini Taste of Portugal
- Lagos & Sagres
- Quarteira Market
- South of Portugal
- Chillout in the Sun
- Guided Tour
- Greenzone Tours
- Oporto city tour
- Golfing Vacations in the North of Portugal
- 9 Day Douro River Cruise North Portugal Tour
- Deluxe Chauffeur Driven Tour to Porto and Douro wine region from Lisbon
- Walk In Douro
- North Portugal Gathering
- Yellow City Cruise Ticket
- Wine Tour in Evora
- Vilamoura Golf Hotel Algarve
- Quinta Quads
- Oporto Surf Camp
- Quad Tours
- Tropical Forest Tour
- Sete Cidades Lake & Fire Lake/ Furnas Lake & Nordeste Mountains Area
- The Ultimate Taste of Portugal Tour
- Mini Break The Romantic City Of Oporto In North Portugal
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