Portugal has a very well-developed highway system. That is why; we have decided that the car will be the fastest and most comfortable means of transport to visit the places we wanted to. We rented a car and planned the route that ended in the city of Porto.
Our first stop, where we stopped for about half an hour was the Cabo da Roca Cape. It is westernmost part of the European continent.The unforgettable view of the ocean:)
Then we have reached the town of Sintra which is famous for its beautiful castles and palaces. It is really picturesque place.Park and gardens of the Quinta da Regaleira palace impressed me the most.
We were also amazed by the unique look of the fairy-tale-like looking castle Palacio da Pena.We sweated a lot while conquering the castle of Moors – Castelo dos MaurosFrom Sintra we travelled a little bit further to the medieval town of Óbidos. It was founded in the IV century B.C. We were lucky as during our visit there was a chocolate festival in town!
A chocolate heart:)Portugal is a country in which Christianity plays an important role in people’s lives for ages. We had a chance to visit beautiful churches and monasteries. The constructions, because of their size and ornaments, impressed me very much. Below, Alcobaça Monastery:Batalha Monastery:We also visited the Sanctuary of Fátima and the house of the Shepherds nearby.
The last part of our trip was the city of Porto, famous for its winery by the same name. For me the Porto wine is a bit too sweet, but I could not resist the tasting opportunity. There are several companies in the city offering the visit in the winery and tasting of the products included in the ticket price.
In the city we have also noticed very beautiful azulejo ceramic decorations. Portugal is famous for the blue ones.
Portugal is also very famous for its beautiful, wide beaches. On the way to Porto we have stopped for a moment in the fisherman’s village, Nazare
And also spent one night in the Portugal’s Venice – Aveiro.On our way back to Lisbon, as our departure was from that airport, we had just one last stop in the city of Coimbra, famous for its university. Unfortunately, a pouring rain effectively stopped us from visiting monuments. Despite that I would consider this visit as a successful one, as we have stopped in one of the very old restaurants for a meal, where the Fado music made our time really pleasant.