Lisbon

Travelling to Portugal

Portugal is one of Europe’s most fascinating nations with its stunningly beautiful beaches and sunny lifestyle.  It’s a large country surrounded by the ocean on one side and Spain on the other.  With 830 km of coastline.  It’s unsurprising that the Portuguese has spent a long time looking out to sea.  The Portuguese people were very passionate about exploration as the great blue sea dominated its history cuisine economy and spare time.  Portugal has amazing beaches, glorious architecture, vast landscapes, rule hideaways, comments and monasteries, and a lot of natural beauty.  You will find cliffs and craggy rocks, long beaches, lagoons and Sareen, sandy islands, wooded hillsides with ravines and rivers.

Citizens of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland need only an identity card to enter Portugal. For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary.  For the latest Visa requirements and travel advice please contact your local embassy or check here if you need a passport photo service.

The Portuguese people and notably charming, courteous and good-humoured that know how to have a fun time.  Portugal is popular with surfers and windsurfers, as well, as sunseekers.  There are delightful the long golden Sands backed by cliffs and edged by turquoise sea.  There are many wonderful unspoiled beaches and remote feeling islands with sand and a clean ocean.

Portugal is excellent value for money.  You will find your euros will go on longer here than anywhere else.  Many museums are free, which can help for the budget conscious traveller.

lisbon tram

lisbon tram

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and back on the 15th and 16th centuries.  Lisbon boomed due to a gold rush that was discovered in Brazil.  Many merchants flocked to Lisbon trading in gold, spices, civics and Jules.  But in 1755.  Everything changed.  Three major earthquakes hit, and the tremors brought an even more devastating fire and tidal wave will stop around 90,000 of the city’s 270,000 inhabitants died and much of the city was ruined, never to recover its former status.  Now, however, Portugal is a part of the European community, and since then Lisbon’s streets have become cleaner and investment has improved facilities.  In 1994.  It was named European city of culture.  It hosted an expo in 1998 and the 2004 European football championships.

The main castle that overlooks Lisbon has spent chatting with views across the entire city.  The castle as a series of “yards, filled with trees, rocky walls and old Canons that lookout over the city.