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Portugal is a very popular tourist destination amongst Europeans and Brits especially, but oftentimes most of the attention is directed at the southern region of the Algarve as that is the most popular, but the northern regions shouldn’t be overlooked when planning a trip there. The city of Porto for instance, is located in the north of the country and is a rather interesting tourist destination for several reasons.
Being located in the rather well-known Duoro port-wine region of Portugal, the city of Porto or Oporto as it is very oftentimes referred to as, is the second-largest city in Portugal and wildly different from the country’s capital. Lisbon is a very elegant place, focused on showing off its assets, Porto on the other hand is a busy industrial and commercial center, it’s a much more down to earth type of place.
Portugal – interesting mix of tradition and modernism
The country of Portugal is considered by many one of Europe’s unspoilt gems thanks to its special mixture of traditional villages and vibrant modern cities, all of which are encompassed within wonderful geography, splendid beaches and tons of history.
Portugal – possible destinations
Here are a couple of ideas to start with
The cities and villages of Portugal offer a wonderful array of historical treasures as well as a wide array of World Heritage sites which one can spend many days visiting and touring, not to mention the many natural and cultural sights and attraction that offer various windows into the history of this once great exploring nation. Let’s take a quick look at what Portugal has to offer on the whole.
Despite the country’s reputation for its great scenic countryside and wonderful beaches, Portugal also features some rather lively cities, top amongst them being its capital, Lisbon, and right next to it, both geographically and in terms of attractions, Porto.