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About the country

A visit to Portugal is certain to be bright, entertaining, and energetic due to the weather and variety of scenery.

Lisbon is a visual feast, with its high hills, yellow trams, and blue-and-white tiles. To the north, the wine country is beautiful and tranquil. The coasts are stunning and craggy. Porto brims with passionate old-world charm. Outside of the city, there are vast olive groves, farms, and national parks excellent for hiking. Portugal features a combination of terrains that give panoramic vistas and enable varied activities and trips. Furthermore, due to its location on the southern tip of Europe, temperatures s eldom fall below 60o Fahrenheit, and the days are consistently sunny. In fact, Li

Portugal is small, with no two places more than a half-day drive apart. Taking to the road allows you to stop whenever you choose to see little communities where life is much as it was decades or even centuries ago. Among the numerous historical engineering and architectural gems you'll come across while traversing the small roads are Roman roads, bridges, and aqueducts, as well as monasteries, convents, palaces, and manor homes. The lovely villages of bidos, Tomar, and Coimbra are among our favorite stops between Lisbon and the Douro Valley.

Portugal has thankfully avoided the recent atrocities that have hit other European hotspots such as Paris, London, Brussels, and Barcelona, and the country seems relatively safe on the ground. Despite dynamic and thrilling cities such as Lisbon and Porto, Portugal also offers visitors a rather quiet and peaceful pace. With the economy rebounding from the 2008 credit crisis, the country’s residents—both natives and expats—are busily starting up and growing businesses, and a large part of the activity is in the tourism sector. Because the British have spent long weekends in Portugal for decades, most members of the hotel business speak English fluently.

Portugal has less luxury than other European nations, but this is more than offset by the ability to see a culture that hasn't been excessively geared to tourists.

Portugal is the most affordable country in Western Europe.One of the Continent’s least developed countries, Portugal has very low rents and minimum wages. Drinks (including glasses of really fine Portuguese wine) are rarely more than two or three euros, and supper in the most formal places is never more than fifty euros per person.

Collaboration is pervasive, thus in addition to new restaurants, stores, and ateliers, group undertakings by numerous craftsmen appear on a regular basis. Some favorites include the stylish LX Factory, a combination of stores and cafés, and the sophisticated Embaixada concept store. Food halls with a plethora of pubs and restaurants honor various chefs and cuisines. Palacio Chiado, Mercado da Ribeira, and Bairro do Avillez are three of the most popular areas (18 Rua Nova da Trindade).

Surprisingly, the entire country is family

Children will enjoy exploring Portugal's many castles and palaces, which are available to the public. The Portuguese enjoy kids and bring their own everywhere, so even “nice” restaurants have high chairs to enable tiny ones to eat with the grownups. In summary, all guests, regardless of age, are made to feel welcome.

Sri Lankan passport holders require a visa to enter the Portugal.

10 best places to visit in Portugal :
  1. Lisbon

  2. Porto

  3. Madeira

  4. Lagos

  5. Faro

  6. Albufeira

  7. Funchal

  8. Sintra

  9. Coimbra

  10. Sintra

Applying for a Visitor visa to Portugal :
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