Portugal historical attractions
The climate of Portugal is moderate, with pleasant weather from April to October, and almost year – around the Algarve on the southern edge of the country. From November to March it is quite humid. The active tourist season is from mid-June to September.
Religious festivals, carnivals and fairs that make normal rhythm of life in cities to frozen, abound in the calendar of the Portuguese. The further north you go, the more traditional celebrations are. About six weeks before Easter is held the largest carnival with music, parades and colorfully dressed and painted people.
During Holy Week there are many different colorful processions. In June, San Joao festival, the most revered in Porto, where people dancing in the streets strike a friendly heads with blades in onions. Lisbon – Portugal’s capital stands casually on the banks of the Rio Tehuti. Small population, inexpensive buildings, unpretentious atmosphere and cleverly mixed architectural styles make your visit a pleasant experience.
Guidance is extremely easy. Regardless of climbing the hills of the city, the majority of city life during the day occurs in the lower part. Regardless of climbing the hills of the city, the majority of city life during the day occurs in the lower part. Consideration must start from the Monastery of Jerónimo, whose construction began at 1502 and ends at the end of the century. He experienced a major earthquake in 1775 and today is one of the most important architectural monuments.
In Lisbon there are numerous and rich museums such as the National Museum of Ancient Art, displaying the works of Portuguese artists, the huge museum “Calouste Gulbekian” which is considered the best in the country gathered collections of paintings, sculptures, carpets and coins from all over the world.
The oldest and most attractive parts of Lisbon Baisha and Alfama, where among chaotically arranged small streets and markets, you can see traditional craftsmen and tpichni colorful Portuguese houses. The nightlife is quite turbulent, filled with bars, discos, jazz clubs and restaurants with ethnic music.
During the day local football matches and corridors attract the most people. Sintra – the city is located in the northeast, near Lisbon. For a long time it was one preferred location for the Portuguese and the English aristocracy and the memories of that glorious time are alive today – lovely gardens, numerous palaces. The most significant landmark is the National Palace of Sintra, an interesting mix of manuelinska and Gothic architecture.
Just on the outskirts of town are Monseratskite gardens, an obligatory stop for any visitor to Sintra. Evora – is one of the architectural jewels of Portugal. Situated among vineyards, olive groves and fields with spring flowers, this is a charming city with small narrow one-way streets, cobblestones and medieval houses. The city impresses with its many religious monuments – the cathedral, churches and chapels.