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Let’s go to Portugal!

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.



This is me at the main entrance of the castle


Side view of the Pena National Castle

Also, the castle is located at the top of the mountains which offers a majestic view!

Pena Castle View

View from the Pena National Castle in Sintra, Portugal

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”.

Sagres Portugal

Sagres’ Cliffs, Portugal – End of the World


Sagres Fortress – Portugal


Beautiful sunset at Sagres, Portugal


Cliffs at Sagres, Portugal

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.

Thank you for reading and until next time!

Nicole @ Sensational Chick





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My name is Nicole and I am the writer behind our Sensational Chick blog.  I have a full time job in the pharmacy industry where I get the honor to lead an amazing team that inspire me to get better every day.  Regardless of how much I enjoy my job, the truth is that I am more than my career.   I am a woman that loves to travel, lives a healthy lifestyle, and is consistently motivated by watching empowered and talented women lead in many areas of their lives. I am all about enigmatic females that are determined to live an exciting life, insist in remaining memorable, believe in supporting other sensational women in their quest for success, and are convinced that they are a force that can change the world for the greater good. I hope you choose to join me in this journey.  You are electrifying, you are sensational, you are fabulous, don't let anyone tell you otherwise! Love, Nicole

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  1. Awesome photos! I just spent three days in Lisbon and will definitely return to Portugal for Sintra and Porto. Portugal is low cost, with amazing sites, and friendly.

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