The decision to study abroad can be daunting, but it can also be one of the best decisions you ever make. Studying abroad has become increasingly popular in recent years, and many universities now offer schemes and placements in different countries to help you get the most of your time in education. Portugal is a […]
Jutting into the Atlantic, Portugal is dwarfed geographically by its larger neighbors to the east, but has had an outsized impact on the course of European history, and it shows in the ancient ruins, medieval castles, and sweeping architecture of Renaissance you’ll find throughout those 35,000 square miles. With ancient settlements and historical sites dating back 20,000 years, Portugal is among the most exciting nations in Europe for those seeking a thread to prehistory.
Across millennia, the country has been touched by almost every major nation to rise on the continent. For hundreds of years, Portugal was a major world power. The remnants of that great nation are still found throughout the country’s major cities. Whether viewing the rebuilding efforts that took place in Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755 or the global impact of the Portugeuse culture, there is much to explore here.
A trip to Portugal wouldn’t be complete without experiencing one of its many festivals and a cuisine famous for its delectable and yet simple dishes drawing from the land and sea alike. Outdoors you can explore the 800km of coastline wrapping the country, hike along the northern border shared with Spain, or explore the historical relics around one of the world’s great port cities in Lisbon.
Whether you are eager to experience the history of Portugal or savoring centuries old dishes made famous by world-famous chefs along the Atlantic coast, a trip to the Iberian Peninsula is well recommended.
The Algarve, located in the far south of Portugal’s mainland, is about as ideal as vacation destinations get. The area boasts a comfortable Mediterranean climate, breath-taking beaches and endless natural attractions, and best of all, the Algarve is more affordable than it may seem. With so much to see and do, the Algarve practically dares […]
Porto, the second largest city of Portugal, is famous not only for its long history and for its cultural richness, but for its bridges as well. It is not for nothing that the city is known as “The City of bridges”. The people of Porto are very proud of them, and they have all reasons […]