Top Things to Do and See in Portugal
Portugal is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for culture, food, wine and rich history. If you are here to study in Portugal, there are some places that are simply must-sees, and though your favourite finds will be those you stumble into accidentally, here are a few attractions to get your trip/visit started:
The capital of Portugal, this steep and hilly city is full of vibrance, colour, and rustic beauty. Lisbon is Portugal’s largest city so you will no doubt have plenty to see from district to district, and will not get bored or tired walking up and down windy roads and cobbled paths. From Gothic churches to grand plazas and some of the oldest and most beautiful architecture in the country, Lisbon is one of the top places to see.
Around an hour’s journey from Lisbon – easily a day trip from the capital – is the quaint city of Sintra. If you’re appreciative of history and nature, then this is a must for you. With castles nestled away among small foothills and stunning views from the country’s palaces of yesteryear, Sintra is a top pick for many tourists looking for a cooler climate and natural scenery.
If wine is what you’re looking for, then you’ve probably already got Porto on your list. The riverside city of Northern Portugal is bustling and colorful. Simply take a stroll among the street vendors and performers, drink in the atmosphere, and admire the view of this stunning city whose landscape is dancing with rolling hills.
Of course, Portugal is well-known for sport, in particular, football. If you’re partial to a flutter on a game or two, check out some of the best betting websites in Portugal while you’re there. Betting is a legal activity in Portugal, so get online to Bet Online or Intertops for some of the sporting action. Admire the views of Sintra, Porto, or Lisbon, sample Portuguese cousine, and why not try your hand at winning some money?