Faro, Lisbon, Porto

Portugal – What to see

Faro – the center is small, so you only need one day. The new pedestrian zone is very nice. The historic center is right next to the pedestrian zone. You can enter it through the gate of Arco da Vila. You can get to the local town hall, walls or the local cathedral. Relax in the Alameda João de Deus’s garden. If you have more time, you can also visit the lighthouse and go on trips – the Algarve area is full of beautiful cliffs and beaches.

Lisbon – a city full of squares, monuments and beautiful views. Be sure not to miss COMÉRCIO PLAZA, Lisbon Cathedral, Santa Justa’s Elevador (an elevator designed by Gustav Eifel) or Lisbon Castle towering over the city. You should also visit the part of Belém, where you will find a lot of museums, the historic Belém Tower or a monument built in honor of sailors.

Porto – a city known for its unforgettable historic atmosphere. A beautiful seafront and a bridge connecting the banks of the Douro River. The city is also full of museums, history and wine bars, where you can taste original Port wines of all kinds.

If you can see the weather, do not hesitate to rent a car and travel along the beautiful coast full of cliffs from Lisbon to Faro.

On the map you will find the most important points of interest that need to be seen in these three cities.

Portugal – Transportation

Perfect integrated transport is built in Portugal. If you are traveling between larger cities, trains are an ideal choice. They drive at a speed of 220 km/h and in about half a day you can travel between the cities of Faro and Porto.

E.g. in Lisbon, local traffic is a bit messy at first glance, especially if you’re trying to use information from Google Maps. The subway is well marked, but the overground roads can be a bit confusing on early days. But if you understand the system of interconnection of individual connections, you will get to the selected place very easily.

The network of stops is quite dense and where you can not get by subway, you can definitely get by tram or bus.

Portugal – Food and drinks

Portugal is best known for its fresh fish. You get to buy them in every seaside town in Portugal. Canned fish in the “1000 ways” is also a local specialty.

Meat lovers will also enjoy themselves here – if you are one of them, be sure to visit one of the steak houses.

If you like experimenting, be sure to try the local Port special – Francesinha.

The Musketeers should not bypass the Belém district of Lisbon, and visit the historic “Pasteis de Belem” bakery.

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