The Telegraph writes about the “22 reasons why everyone is going to Portugal right now”

In the begining of the month, The Telegraph Travel wrote about why everyone is going to Portugal.
The British newspaper made a list of reasons that justify the “over 7.1 million foreign visitors” the country received in the first seven months of 2017.

According to The Telegraph, what makes Portugal the best European destination is…

1. Lisbon’s timeworn charm

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2. Pretty Porto

Boats float on the Douro river, which wends through pretty Porto

3. The wine, of course

Barrells are stacked up in one of Porto's many subterranean wine cellars

4. The Harry Potter connection – and a spectacular bookshop: Livraria Lello, in Porto

Livraria Lello

5. Freshly-baked pastéis de nata

These custard tarts are probably reason enough to pay Portugal a visit

6. The weather;

7. It has Madeira;

8. Your pound goes further;

9. This bridge: 10.7 miles Ponte Vasco da Gama,

At 10.7 miles, the Vasco de Gama Bridge is Europe's longest

10. This spectacular stadium: Estádio Municipal de Braga

The beautiful game in beautiful surrounds at the Estádio Municipal de Braga

11. You can whack people with mallets: St. John celebrations in Porto, on the night of the 23rd June;

12. The beaches are exquisite: one of Europe’s best destinations for a beach break;

13. The waves;

14. It boasts ‘Europe’s answer to Hawaii’: Azores Islands

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15. Its secret cities: Guimarães, Tavira and Sintra are some examples of hidden treasures;

16. Opulent hotels abound: find out which hotels were awarded at the “Oscars” of tourism here;

17. The nightlife;

18. Fado bars

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19. It’s home to Europe’s most underrated river: Douro;

20. There’s a chapel made from bones: Capela dos Ossos, in Évora

Capela dos Ossos

21. It has one of Europe’s best pools: the Leça Swimming Pool complex, designed by the eminent Portuguese architect, Álvaro Siza Vieira;

22. It’s home to Serralves: the most visited museum in Portugal, and one of Europe’s most influential contemporary arts museums.




Author: Telegraph Travel
Published on the 5th October 2017

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