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With very warm temperatures throughout the year and with the Atlantic Ocean on its western and southern coasts, Portugal is an ideal location for surfers. In fact, there are many surf schools which cater to surfers of all abilities. Here are the top five Portuguese surf schools.

Surfing

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Sharing the western side of the Iberian Peninsula with Spain is Portugal. Although it is somewhat culturally and geographically isolated from Spain, Portugal features beautiful countryside, lively cities, and a rich, unique culture. The dictatorship-based government ended in 1974 and was followed by the advent of Democracy. Finally, Portugal joined the European Union in 1986. As a result, the country has evolved from one Western Europe’s poorest countries into one of ever-increasing prosperity.
Self Produced Food in Portugal

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Constructed along the hills that overlook the estuary of the Douro River, is the busy commercial and industrial center of Porto. UNESCO awarded the historical city center World Heritage status in 1996. Porto has been inhabited ever since the Roman occupation of the 4th century. Today it is one of the more popular destinations for tourists who want to experience some of the best dining in Portugal. The following is a listing of the top restaurants of Porto, Portugal.

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Located in Portugal’s southernmost region along the Atlantic coastline is the popular tourist destination known as the Algarve. Its popularity is derived from the fact that its beaches are amazingly clean and the waters are cool and totally unpolluted. The fact that it is relatively affordable, inviting, and safe contributes to the area’s popularity as well. However, there is far more things to do in Algarve, Portugal than just spend your time on one of its pristine beaches.

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Gastronomy is a serious cultural activity for the Portuguese. Lisbon—Portugal’s capital and most cosmopolitan city—is buzzing with loads of dining options, so deciding where to eat can be a maddening affair. In an effort to help you…

I ate. I judged. I numbered. From Portuguese to Japanese to Indian, here are my 3 favorite places to dine out in Lisbon. Wow, I’m full!

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The north of Portugal is almost totally ignored by international visitors who concentrate, perhaps understandably, on the south of the country. However this is to ignore a particularly beautiful part of the world and the immensely attractive city of Porto. Among Porto’s many charms are a world heritage city centre, a fantastic restaurant and late night bar scene as well as easy connections to the rest of Europe.

Porto Portugal River

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The European weekend city break market is quite congested, Western European destinations have to work hard to avoid being undercut by cheaper cities to the East and everywhere is struggling in light of the ongoing economic uncertainty across the continent. Bucking this trend, however, is Lisbon. The Portuguese capital has a year round temperate climate and can compete on price with almost anywhere else in Europe. This is a brief guide to spending 48 hours in Lisbon.

Lisbon Portugal

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With this guide, travellers longing for a boutique hotel stay can explore the best lodging addresses in Lisbon.

Lisbon, Portugal’s has experienced its renaissance just a few years ago. Since that time it became a favourite destination not only for family summer holidays but also for a weekend stay whenever during the year. Explore the most luxury hotels with the best reputation with Venere.

Lisbon Portugal Coast

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Experiencing somewhat of a renaissance in recent years, Portugal’s capital and largest city of Lisbon is now a very popular tourist destination. The allure and enchantment of the city is found in its easy going charm, intimate alleyways, and its structures that are constructed out of white-bleached limestone.

Lisbon Portugal Dessert

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For many years Lisbon was an enigma to people all around the world. The cradle of the globe-spanning Portuguese empire became a haven of axis and allied spies during the Second World War and then represented part of an outpost of dictatorship in free Western Europe. When the revolution came it seemed to be Spain which seized the initiative and attracted the tourists. Yet while the discerning always had a special affection for Lisbon, its charms are now becoming much wider known.

lisbon: fun facts

The area today covered by the city of Lisbon was first settled by the peripatetic Phoenicians who arrived by boat on trading missions from the Eastern Mediterranean centuries before the era of Christ. They called their settlement Alis Ubbo which translates as ‘beautiful shore’, a name as fitting today as it was all that time ago. read full article

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Are you considering taking a vacation in Lisbon? You’ll be happy to learn that Portugal’s capital city has experienced a late renaissance and its contemporary culture is now making its mark on the European continent. Additionally, it has become an extremely popular tourist destination.

5 Things not to miss in Lisbon

When visiting Lisbon, there is more to see and do than what you can possibly squeeze onto a vacation itinerary. However, we feel that the following list are the 5 things not to miss around Lisbon when vacationing there: read full article

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Though Lisbon is an utterly beautiful and picturesque city in itself, it is quite small relative to other international metropolitan cities.

Lisbon Monastery Dos Jeronimos
After a few days of walking around, the city starts feeling familiar and navigating through the city becomes a cinch. read full article

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The capital and largest city of Portugal is Lisbon with a population of nearly 600,000 people and the greater Lisbon area has nearly 3 million people.

Arco Rua Rua Augusta in Lisbon, Portugal

One of the most outstanding features of the city is the numerous photographic opportunities that it provides the tourists with. read full article

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Unlike some cities, Lisbon has a wealth of public transport options available.

Tram in Lavra, Lisbon

This is useful as Lisbon is built on a series of seven hills and the valleys in between them that can make life difficult read full article

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Lovely Lisbon is the home of steep tiled streets, delicious egg tart pastries and strong sea breezes.

Adraga Beach, Lisbon

Indeed, multiple beaches are tantalizingly close and locals flock to them to lay in the sun in summer and to gaze at the sea in winter. read full article

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