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Top Tourists Destinations Of Portugal

Author : Smartkathy Green

Portugal is a beautiful country with outstanding landscapes, culture and buildings. It is one of the must-see countries in your holiday itinerary. But, most of the people yet do not know much about the various attractions of this country. Traveling through the length and breadth of Portugal, you can experience the most beautiful picturesque.

Here are some of the Portugal's famous tourist attractions that will amuse and interest you the most:

Evora: This walled town is situated amidst vineyards, flowers and olive trees. The cathedral and the Roman temple are the main attractions here. One more not to miss attraction of this place is the ossuary chapel. This chapel's specialty is that it's made from thousands of human bones and skulls. It's really fascinating visiting this place.

Lagos: This town is a combination of magnificent cliffs and sandy white beaches which you had seen in many films. You can also enjoy beer that is sold in large quantity here. This Algarve town is the right place for party lovers but you should not miss a chance to explore its beaches which can be done by a Portugal car rental or either renting a bike, moped or a horse.

St George's Castle, Lisbon: The castle was used to defeat the invading Moor armies. It offers a fantastic view of Santuario do Cristo Rei, which is a 34-meter replica of the Christ the Redeemer statue located in Rio de Janeiro. The castle cathedral was destroyed in an earthquake in 1755 and today, there are just the ruins to see.

The Rossio, Lisbon: Although the actual name of the Plaza is Praca D. Pedro IV, all the locals call it the Rossio. It is the heart of Lisbon and people are always found here doing something or the other. The plaza has recently had a facelift making it even more beautiful and presentable than before.

Institute of Port Wine, Lisbon: A visit to Portugal is incomplete without tasting delicious port wine. You can visit this institute to taste the local port wine which is usually served with Serra, a type of cheese placed on crackers.

Alfama Market: This is the place to go, if you love to bargain. Originally, the market was named Diera da Ladra (Thief's Market) and it has been around for hundreds of years. The most sought after items to buy here are hand painted pottery and lace. Apart from these things, you can also find exquisite jewelry, books, art and secondhand sailing gear.

Dining: Fado is the traditional music of Portugal and there are many Fado-themed restaurants around Lisbon and other major cities. You can enjoy traditional Portugal retreat while being entertained by Fado guitar players and singers.

Madeira: Visit the beautiful volcanic island of Madeira and explore the mountains and the forests. Walking through some of the excellent trails, you can explore the lush green forest where you can see hordes of wild flowers blooming to full glory. Well on your trip to Portugal, you can experience the beautiful picturesque and different landscapes surrounded by historic monuments. Car hire helps you explore the land with the zest of joy and excitement.

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