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6 reasons to travel to Portugal

Taking a trip to Portugal means having the possibility to enjoy the sun without travelling too far or experiencing too great a culture shock. But that's not the whole story; here are 6 reasons to travel to Portugal.

Discover a country with a rich cultural heritage

Visiting Portugal means discovering a country with a unique heritage. Don't miss out on a trip to Porto or Lisbon, two history-filled cities. And it doesn't stop with those two visits; Portugal as a whole is superb!

Attend a bullfight where there's no bloodshed

If you're only familiar with classic bullfighting, as in Spain or the South of France, and if the idea of bloodshed has always put you off, make the most of your stay in Portugal to go and see a tourada. The spectacle is just as impressive, and the bulls in the arena aren't killed.

Meet a welcoming people

The stories are true: the Portuguese are incredibly friendly. They're very open to chatting, and you'll have no difficulty finding someone who speaks English. Which is very handy when you don't speak a word of Portuguese but still want to meet people!

Enjoy a sun-soaked coast

The charms of 800 km of Atlantic coastline are impossible to resist. You won't resist yielding to the appeal of one of the many beautiful Portuguese beaches. Hot in summer and mild throughout the rest of the year, the climate is ideal. But take care, as the water can be cold all the same!

Listen to a real Fado

Stroll around the alleys of the Alfama quarter of Lisbon at random. Walk into a small bar, seat yourself at the counter with the Portuguese locals and simply enjoy the melancholy sound of an authentic fado.

Try the delicious cuisine

During your trip to Portugal, you'll have the chance to indulge your foodie side. Let's drop the clichés: you'll eat more than just cod (although you've absolutely got to try it), as the country offers many diverse and delicious specialities. Portugal also produces very good wines. As for port wine, it's practically attained the status of a global legend.
David Debrincat
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Updated 26 October 2018
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