Famous for its glamorous beaches and is located along the Atlantic Ocean in Europe, it's Portugal, the best place in Europe for surfing. There are amazing and unusual things to do in Portugal because it is ranked as one of the best and the most affordable travel destinations in Europe.
When to travel to Portugal
The best time to visit Portugal is either from March to May or from September to October, because the weather at this time is still warm and hotel rates are cheaper than Summer.
Who enjoys traveling to Portugal
Portugal tourist attractions, landscape, and activities are suitable for all types of travelers so you can visit Portugal alone or with your partner or even with your family.
Portugal features many scenic and splendid landscapes over the Mediterranean and boasts a lot of places to visit. The country is home to a unique culture, marvelous weather, and wonderful people.
Things to do in Portugal
First, we have to explore the capital of Portugal which is Lisbon. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, also it's one of the most visited European capitals.
Lisbon is a complex city rich in culture, attractive landscape and history. It also has some old villages that have become an important part of Portuguese culture, like Aldeia Velha de Montasa which was built and fused with the granite mountain around it and has the most iconic landscape in the country, a huge rock sitting on the top of a house.
There are many places to visit in Lisbon, you can visit museums, ancient monuments and even some pastry shops from the 19th century.
You can also explore the oldest bookshop in the world which is Bertrand, there are more than 50 Bertrand stores all over the country.
In Lisbon, you will find Europe’s largest indoor oceanarium, which is the home of 16000 animals, including jellyfish, otters, sharks, cuttlefish and much more. With millions of visitors every year, it is ideal for a day out with the family.
One of the most important things to do in Portugal that you shouldn’t miss is visiting Braga. It's considered the religious center in Portugal so it's the perfect place to see some of Portugal’s impressive buildings and history. Braga is filled with ancient churches, pretty gardens, and grand architecture and it's very suitable for a one day trip with the family.
Porto is one of the largest cities north of Portugal, has a lot of beautiful places to visit like Cais de Ribeira, the church of Saint Francis, Clerigos Tower, Dom Luis bridge, Porto Cathedral, Soares dos Reis national museum, Cafe Majestic, Douro river and much more.
Sortelha is an old tiny village which has a great castle and tiny streets, one of those streets is Rue de Fonte which is paved with cobblestones, this street runs alongside Nabao river.
Whether you are seeking an adventure, or you are just looking for a relaxing time, once you step foot in this beautiful country, you will never want to leave.