60 Portuguese monuments

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Portuguese Heritage from North to South 60 monuments in Portugal: Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra …

1 Torre de Belém (Tower of Belem), Lisbon

2 Torre dos Clérigos, Porto

3 Palácio da Pena, Sintra

4 Mosteiro da Batalha, Batalha

5 Castelo de Leiria, Leiria

6 Sé Velha de Coimbra, Coimbra

7 Roman Temple of Évora, Évora

8 Castel of Óbidos, Óbidos

9 Convento de Cristo, Tomar

10 Palácio Nacional de Belém, Lisbon

11 Castel of Guimarães, Guimarães

12 Castel of Almourol, Vila Nova da Barquinha

13 Sé de Lisboa, Lisbon

14 Solar de Mateus, Vila Real

15 Sé de Braga, Braga

16 Palace of Seteais, Sintra

17 Sé Catedral do Porto, Porto

18 Church São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

19 Church “Nossa Senhora da Graça”, Santarém

20 Monastery of Jerónimos, Lisbon Monument of Discoveries

21 Igreja da Flor da Rosa (Church), Crato

22 Elevador do Carmo (Elevator), Lisbon

23 Basilica da Estrela (Take Tram 28), Lisbon

24 Mosteiro de Alcobaça, Alcobaça

25 Gravuras Rupestres (Carving Routes), Vale do Rio Côa

26 Panteão Nacional, Lisbon

27 Túmulo de D.Pedro, Alcobaça

28 Palácio de São Bento (Palace), Lisbon

Palácio de São Bento
Palácio de São Bento, Lisbon

29 Arco da Rua Augusta, Lisbon downtown

30 Palace Hotel do Buçaco, Centre Region

Buçaco
Buçaco

31 Aqueduto da Águas Livres, Lisbon

32 Castelo do Marvão

33 Palácio da Regaleira, Sintra

Sintra
Palácio da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal

34 Paço Ducal, Vila Viçosa Ducal

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35 Castelo da Palmela (Castle), Palmela

36 Teatro Nacional de D. Maria II (Theater), Lisbon

37 Sé de Évora, Évora

38 Igreja do Convento do Carmo, Lisbon

39 Paço dos Duques de Bragança, Guimarães

Paço dos Duques
Paço dos Duques

40 Centro Cultural de Belém, Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon

41 Ruínas de Conímbriga, and University of Coimbra

42 Palácio Nacional de Queluz, Sintra

43 Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Mafra

44 Domus Municipalis, Bragança

45 Fundação Calouste de Gulbenkian, Lisbon

46 Castelo da Feira, Santa Maria da Feira

47 Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon

48 Castelo de Estremoz, Estremoz

49 Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, Braga

50 Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon

51 Mosteiro de Santa a Clara-a-Velha, Lisbon

52 Central Tejo, Lisbon

53 Ponte de D. Luís, Porto

54 Estação do Rossio (Train Station), Lisbon

55 Fortaleza de Sagres, Sagres

56 Igreja Matriz de Mértola, Mértola

57 Praça de touros do Campo Pequeno, Lisbon

58 Pavilhão de Portugal, Lisbon

59 Aqueduto da Amoreira, Elvas

60 Forte de São Julião da Barra, Lisbon

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Transportation and tours in Europe

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European transports and tours

Get organized before you go to Europe so you can take the best of it. Europe has great connections by train (Luxury trains, high-speed) such as Eurostar in Brussels and the Eurotúnel from Calais France to Dover England and the Eurorail and Venice Simplon Orient Express. Low cost airline companies being my favorite Easyjet and Ryanair as a second option.I have also travelled with Transavia has it also have good fares. Easyjet take us only to International airports which are always located centrally.The same we cannot say about Ryanair but with offers from 9.99 EUR it can make the journey very convenient. Make sure to book in advance.The low-cost can get more expensive than a regular airline such as British Airways or Airfrance. Better regular Airlines are Lufthansa, TAP and Best European Airline being Turkish Airlines (this one covers the entire world destinations). River cruises and European ports will be shared here. If you’re planning to rent a car you’re gonna take the best of Europe although I highly prefer public transports. There is also the option of travelling by bus. I share information that suits all budgets.You can also hitchhike in some European countries, but even though I did it at the age of 19 it will be at your own risk. I do not recommend…(Portugal, Spain, France, Muniche in Germany, Poland, Berlin to Amsterdam, Brussels, and from Paris back home to Portugal.I few months later I also hitchhiked in the Eurotúnel. TOP experience ever!

La Tour Eiffel. A few hours short break on my return from Sweden back to Lisbon.
La Tour Eiffel. A few hours short break on my return from Sweden back to Lisbon.

Love France but my appreciation to the British people is higher!!. I’ve learned much in the U.K. and I’m always looking forward to go back! I love shopping in England.Visit London, Bath, Liverpool and York!!! Go up to the Highlands of Scotland, take part of the great festival and the amazing daily scenic train journey where usually kids go free.The Jacobite is just one of them. If you google some services you might find Germany as one of the countries where you manage to do so.

European Airlines

Tap

Lufthansa

Turkish Airlines

 

Info links / Trains in Switzerland

Visit “My Switzerland” trough their website

Euro Railways

http://www.sbb.ch/en

and the Grand Train Tour Switzerland

Regarding  cruises you may wish to explore some options: Barcelona and Naples in the South of Europe.If you rather cut on budget have a look at Logitravel. You might find something really nice in Greece! A 5 days cruising for two would costs start 450 EUR (in a cabine with no sea view…)! My wishes for 2017 is to travel with Trans – Siberian in summer time and a tour in magnificent Switzerland! I’m looking forward to visit Scotland and go back to Sardinia – Italy.In the mid-time I’m taking the best of Portugal, TOP destination worldwide!

European Airlines for all budgets

Some useful links for the best European Airlines and low-cost airlines

Easyjet

Ryanair

https://www.klm.com/

https://www.lufthansa.com/

https://www.flytap.com/

https://m.turkishairlines.com

 

 

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Travelling in Portugal! Follow me to Portugal!

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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!!

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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?

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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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Porto: best European destination in 2014

Demarcated Region of the Douro Valley in Portugal Port Wine Portugal

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Ronaldo, best football player in the world!

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.

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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.

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Is Portugal on your bucket list?

850 km of lovely beaches, traditional gastronomy, lovely people and centuries of culture. The portuguese discover great part of the world. The portuguese queen, Catarina de Bragança introduced the culture of tea to the british. Lisbon, Coimbra and its University, 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 Azores as the best eco destination worldwide.

 

 

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Guimarães - Capital of Culture
Guimarães Portugal – Capital of Culture
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Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas – Small Luxury Hotel in Coimbra