Portugal has a rich number of historical sites that are worth visiting. It boasts of the best climates in Europe and has the beaches as well. If you are looking for a place with scenic landscapes and a jovial and interactive populace then Portugal is definitely the place to be. But visiting the place and enjoying the sights are not the only thing that you can do. There are other things that make Portugal what it is and are a must do for anyone who wants to visit Portugal. Here are 6 things that you should do while in Portugal;
Head to the beach
Portugal is home to a world surfing community and the record for the world’s largest wave ever surfed is held here. It is also home to some of the best beaches in Europe and these are places that you can’t afford not to go to. The Algarve region of Portugal is full of beaches and you can find whichever type of beach you want to go to while here.
Drink Port wine
Among the A list of things you should do is take the finest f Portugal’s wines. The wine has a rich history that extends to 17th century when the English requested the Portuguese to provide them in wine when they were at war with France. The wine was then fortified with brandy in order for it to be appealing to the English palates. In Portugal, you can get to learn how the wine is made and get to visit the wine cellars where it is stored.
Listen to fado
Fado (translated to fate) is a traditional form of music quite common in Portugal. Its songs and dances are slow and the music is quite sensual. The Portuguese people identify with this type of music as a culture and tradition and it excites them when foreigners to join in. you will also get to learn about the various forms of fado as they vary depending on the place that you are in.
Go to the Douro Valley
If you’ve tasted Port wine, you might get curious as to where it is gotten from. In as much as its name seems to be derived from the city of Porto, the wineries are actually located in Douro valley. The place also has some scenic view that will blow your mind away.
Go around Lisbon
Lisbon is a top European destination and is also home to historic sites all scattered around the city. You can take a tram and get to go round the city enjoying all that it has to offer.
Head to Porto
The historical city from which Portugal gets its name from is definitely one place that you need to ensure that you gone to. Porto is said to have been in existence even before Portugal itself came to being. Therefore if you are interested in some interesting bits of history and amazing architecture built centuries ago, then Porto is the place to be.
These 6 are some of the most important things (and places) that should e on your checklist whenever you are in Portugal.