As a southwestern country in Europe, and with the Atlantic Ocean on the south and west, and Spain on the east and north, Portugal is known for its unique architecture and history. One of Europe’s favorite destinations is Portugal’s Algarve, and this is because of its mouth-watering cuisine, soft climate, exhilarating coastal background, and soft sandy beaches. Below is a list of the five most fun things to do in Portugal which you can add in your itinerary.
Algarve Golf Holidays: Algarve means golf, and as Portugal’s most beautiful greens, this region is widely known by tourists because of its amazing all-year-round weather and English-speaking friendliness. There are several courses to play golf in Algarve, most of which not only have a sun-kissed coastline but are first-class championship courses. The Grande Troféu Vilamoura which holds every year is one of the most prestigious tournaments for amateurs. One of the best places to play golf in Algarve is the Dom Pedro Old Course. Taking a golf holiday in Algarve is undoubtedly one of the most fun things to do in Portugal.
The Gardens of Quinta da Regaliera in Sintra: Exploring the gardens of Quinta da Regaleira is also among the five most fun things to do in Portugal. Sintra is known for its many beautiful palaces and castles. It is sometimes difficult for tourists to decide which one to explore. However, Quinta da Regaliera is one castle you shouldn’t miss, especially if you are visiting Sintra with kids. The garden of Quinta da Regaliera is indeed a paradise with hidden passageways, secret tunnels, a hidden waterfall and a spiral staircase in a 27m deep well all of which could be explored by both adults and kids.
Get Fascinated by the Medieval in Tomar: You would find Tomar interesting if you are a lover of ancient Knights Templar Castle. A powerful story with a lot of controversies is told when you visit the Knights Templar Castle. A castle built during the twelfth century, and even though in the thirteenth century, the order of the Knights of Templar fell, fanatics of the order practice it in secret, and today, its members protect these secrets which include the Holy Grail. A tour in the Knights Templar Castle takes two hours during which you would appreciate its history.
Listening to Fado in Lisbon: A popular music in Portugal with lots of similarities to blues both in history and sound, Fado is a unique melancholy melody created from different cultures. Fado refers to as “the Portuguese version of blues.” You can listen to Fado songs in different parts of Portugal, but they are widely available in Lisbon. Quaint café in Alfama, which is Lisbon’s oldest district is a place where a blend of Fado and different cultural history can be gotten.
A Visit to Cape St Vincent: Cape St Vincent, located in the Sagres with cliffs as high as 75 meters above the ocean. This is precisely the southwestern point in Europe, and it gives a cinema view of the rocks and seascapes located northwards. Historically, this place is famous for the several naval battles fought. There is also a lighthouse built in the nineteenth century, which is also of great historical significance. There is also a museum where you can learn more about the history of the cape can. Cape St Vincent also has several gift shops that could be visited.