Portugal: Where to go and When?
Portugal kept the same borders for more than 800 years and is located in the most Western part of Europe. We were pioneers in globalisation. Portugal attracts many visitors from the northern countries looking for sun. How to get there? Sounds funny but whilst in Lisbon during the last 7 years I’ve helped out tourists every single day on my way to work in Chiado, Lisbon…
The best of Lisbon for a local such as me is for sure the tourists from all over the world. And then the coffee shops, the restaurants. Portuguese food is popular all over the world and has a great reputation amongst Europeans. Besides, where else can you have such a night out such in Lisbon? Just in Spain! Our neighbour country rocks!!
Follow me to Portugal!
A country steeped in history and fantastic traditional events including gastronomical delights, dancing, medieval festivals and so much more. The best holiday celebration, top attractions in Portugal and the islands. When to visit and why? Tip: April is not a good month to come and if visiting Porto Santo Island anytime but never in January.
Is Portugal on your bucket list?
850 km of lovely beaches, traditional gastronomy, lovely people and centuries of culture. The Portuguese discovered most of the world. The Portuguese queen, Catarina de Bragança introduced the culture of the tea to the British. Lisbon, Coimbra and its University and the students festival Queima das Fitas in May, Porto, The National Park of Gerês, the Vicentina Coast, Évora UNESCO World Heritage, The Algarve and its amazing resorts, the islands of Madeira and Azores. National Geographic has voted the Azores as the best eco-destination worldwide. Come and discover Fátima and its Sanctuary. I’ll guide you to the best in Portugal! Follow me!
Fátima, the 13th May 2017
8 millions of tourists have arrived in Fátima’s Sanctuary. This is a cornerstone of the Catholic church and the destination for pilgrims from all around the world. If you haven’t booked your hotel yet you had better hurry. If not you might find something in Lisbon. In the region is fully booked! The Pope Francisco will welcome there. We’re looking forward to seeing him and you! Did you know that Portugal is one of the safest countries in the world?
In my hometown, Coimbra – Portugal I had the pleasure “to see” Pope João Paulo II more than 30 years ago and I’ve been blessed by him. As a catholic, I had no stronger emotion so far. Follow me to Portugal and I’ll tour you through the Lisbon Coast up to the Minho region and Galiza.
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When to go: January and February are the coldest months and it rains much. In April also but we can escape to the Algarve, Madeira Archipelago and the Azores.
According to the Global Peace Index in 2016, Portugal ranks in the 5th position as the Safest Country in the World. Portugal has been voted by North Americans as the best country to live as an expat. Portugal has plenty to offer in terms of accommodation from historic hotels named “Pousadas” to Boutique hotels and resorts, youth hostels that we call “Pousadas da Juventude” and really good camping sites. Further, our hospitality thermal is vast and we have “Turismo Rural”, rural tourism spread over the country. The Portuguese often set up the table in the garden yield and spend Sunday mostly eating and drinking extraordinary wines and Portuguese liquors, singing and dancing with families and friends. In addition Portugal is one of the most affordable European countries and combined with good public transportation and low-cost airlines makes it easy to travel in the Portuguese continent as well as in the Archipelagos of Madeira and Azores.