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9 perfect tourist attractions to visit in Portugal this summer – Part 3  

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Dear friends, we are back with the 9 perfect tourist attractions to visit in Portugal this summer – Part 3 sees us going through the last three attractions of choice on our list. And today we go north, all the way to Porto and its surrounding areas, the sunny Douro Valley plains, where the hallmark Port wine is produced, and the small villages with cobblestone winding streets…

The North of Portugal is the industrial region, recognized as the richer and more somber side of the country. You can travel here easily with a Porto airport transfer. You can also travel from there to the other corners of the country should you like to lodge in the north during your stay.

7. Porto has a lot of mainstream sites to boast with, but also a lot of hidden, secret and wonderful sites, such as the Lello Bookstore, dubbed the most beautiful library in the world. Any bookworm traveling around the Globe should go there for a cup of coffee and a good book to browse through.

8. If you want to rent a car in Porto, you can afford to travel outside the city as well. In this case of figures, you should take a ride to Vila Nova de Gaia. the “barcos rabelos” accosted in the harbor make for a colorful and idyllic landscape. A trip top this typically northern-Portuguese town can serve as a perfect city break option.

9. And here we are, at the end of our list. What should our last Portuguese suggestion be? Can we end our list so soon? First off, you must remember these are just mere suggestions, the list doesn’t really ever end. So here it is: Cais da Ribeira, a labyrinth of winding streets and narrow alleys facing the beautiful riverfront of the majestic Douro River.

Have a great time in Portugal this summer!




9 perfect tourist attractions to visit in Portugal this summer – Part 2

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We have finally come to the essential: Part 2 of the 9 perfect tourist attractions to visit in Portugal this summer brings us to the seaside, the sunny, brilliant, shimmering shores of the Algarve.

The southern part of Portugal is called the Algarve. It is the most beautiful and bright area and also home to some of the most outstanding samples of inter-culturality, as it witnessed the rise and fall of several empires and rules, from the Roman to the Christian, to the Moorish and back to the Portuguese victory of the Reconquista. Good: so what can we visit here?

4. Faro is the capital city of the Algarve. It is also one of the most beautiful and economically prominent sites in Portugal. Cidade Velha is the compact and extremely romantic old town center of Faro, reminiscent of centuries old gone. Larga da Se is the core of the quarter, dominated by the silhouette of the old cathedral.

Of course, Faro is not just the old center. The harbor is a beautiful picturesque spot as well and not to mention the Museu do Marítimo Almirante Ramalho Ortigão, which tells a beautiful tale about the maritime history of Portugal and the Algarve.

5. Lagos is our next recommendation for your Algarve trip. You can stay there for a week or more for very accessible rates. It is big enough to have a city feel and everything you need at the tip of your fingers and small enough to be cozy and authentically Portuguese. You can go to Lagos car rental and benefit from the best transport option: a car all ready for you for your trip.

6. Last (for today), but certainly not least, is Silves, one of the most scenic and picturesque towns in the Algarve. The Medieval Festival of Silves is an event that attracts thousands of people from all around the world, eager to have fun and remember the wonderful past with melancholy.




Feira Medieval in Silves 2015 Report

Feira Medieval in Silves 2015 Report

Did you think you could ever run out of reasons to come visit the sunny, happy summery Algarve shores? Well, think again, because parties and fun and the rich cultural heritage should occupy a worthy place on your list of reasons. Plus here is the Feira Medieval in Silves 2015 Report!




Enjoy the best August 2015 Events in the Algarve

Enjoy the best August 2015 Events in the Algarve

Join the thousands of national and international visitors, as well as the locals and enjoy the best August 2015 Events in the Algarve!




Last-minute car rental in the Algarve

Last-minute car rental in the Algarve

There are many people who plan their trip to Portugal very minutely, with many months in advance. Obsessive as this practice might look from the outside, it’s still a good strategy, especially since the seaside area of Portugal tends to be very crowded during the summer months. However, for those who are not so quick to decide, but are spontaneous on the other hand, there is the option of last-minute car rental in the Algarve.




Tavira, the perfect weekend escape

Tavira, the perfect weekend escape

If you have decided to spend your summer vacation by the Portuguese shore, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Tavira, the perfect weekend escape.