Widely known for it’s beaches and wine (especially Port!), Portugal is also a country rich in history, beautiful landscapes and great food.
Here is some general info about the country. Portugal’s total population is about 10 million people (at the time of this writing) and their main language is Portuguese; however, English is also widely spoken in most urban areas. You might also find you have an advantage if you speak Spanish or French. Make sure you bring Euros as that’s their main currency.
The weather in the month of October is usually ranging from 59 to 78 degree Fahrenheit and we personally enjoyed sunny skies. It couldn’t get any better.
In this post I want to highlight two of my favorite places in Portugal. Let’s go!
Pena Castle Palace
This beautiful and romantic palace is located in the Municipality of Sintra which is about 40 minutes from Lisbon. Not only the colorful and impotent castle is a sight to look, but Sintra is a welcoming city that you don’t want to miss.
Also, the castle is located at the top of the mountains which offers a majestic view!
While in Sintra, you also want to visit the Castle of the Moors located just at a walking distance from the Pena National Palace.
Sagres – End of the World
Definitely my favorite spot in Portugal. If you are looking for a place to watch some of the most beautiful sunsets by magnificent cliffs, this is the place to be! It is located in the Algarve region in the Southern area of Portugal. We rented a car, and it took us about 3.5 hours to get there. The drive was easy and scenery. Sagres is quiet and you won’t find a lot of tourists there. It also marks the most southwestern point of Europe. You will want to visit this place if you want to experience what many believed to be “the end of the world”.
What did you think? Is Portugal on your bucket list? I am now fascinated by cliffs because of this trip and I can’t wait to discover similar places. If you know of any and have recommendations, please don’t hesitate to share in the comments below. If you are reading this post, chances are that you perhaps have some recommendations and I would love to hear what you have to share. Also, check out my post on Spain to learn more about Portugal’s neighbor country.
Thank you for reading and until next time!
Nicole @ Sensational Chick
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