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Summer is upon us and the mere thought of going on holidays sends shivers of excitement down most people’s spines.
There are so many options of summer destinations that it makes total sense if you feel a bit overwhelmed and unable to make up your mind where to go.
You don’t have to worry about it anymore as this article is here to help you out. We’ll start by taking it for granted that you will go to Portugal this summer.
Portugal is one of the top-rated European destinations thanks to its picturesque cities and its clear water beaches. The fact that it is not a huge country offers the option of a road trip. You can hire a modern car with Enjoy Travel and go on a memorable adventure with your family, friends or on your own. Where should you go? You should definitely visit one, two or all of the famous cities below.
City 1: Lisbon
It is not right to visit a country and not go to its capital, especially if it is your first time in the particular country. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and this is why it is always included on lists about places to visit in Portugal, or in Europe in general. The Belém Tower, the National Tile Museum, the Lisbon Oceanarium and the Monastery of Jerónimos are just a few of the iconic and historical buildings and attractions that everyone should visit there.
City 2: Porto
One more city that has managed to gain worldwide recognition is Porto. It is the second largest city in Portugal, which is a great indicator of the plethora of cool things people can do there. Porto is mainly famous for the Port wine, which of course got its name from the city. If you find yourself in the area, you should definitely visit Vila Nova de Gaia where the cellars for this exquisite wine are. Porto is also known as one of the oldest cities in Europe. This explains why there are so many historic buildings and palaces from a wide range of eras and architectural movements.
City 3: Faro
Besides Lisbon, the Algarve area is the one that attracts the most tourists. This does not come as a surprise since this area consists mainly of coastal towns, which translates into magnificent beaches, in the south of Portugal. Faro is the capital of the Algarve. Although it is not as well known as the other two cities mentioned above, there are many spots that are worth visiting in Faro, such as the Faro Cathedral, the Arco da Vila and the Capela dos Ossos, or the Chapel of Bones in English.
City 4: Évora
Another historical place that dates back to Roman times is Évora. The beauty of the city with its white houses, stone-paved allays, narrow streets and vibrant squares will leave you speechless. The greatest thing about Évora is the scattered ancient and historic monuments all around the city. It is worth exploring the city on foot so that you don’t miss a thing.