Famous for its delicious port wine, beautiful blue tiles (azulejos), and welcoming hospitality, Portugal will ensnare you with its charm and leave you wanting more. From its stunning beaches and rocky cliffs along the coast to the undulating hills in the Douro Valley wine region, Portugal's landscapes will take your breath away. As you travel around this relatively small country, you'll be immersed in Portugal's rich and long history. Art lovers will enjoy visiting the galleries and museums in Lisbon as well as the hundreds of churches around the country. Foodies will love trying some of Portugal's iconic dishes, such as the pastel de nata (egg custard tart), the Francesinha sandwich in Porto, as well as sampling the amazing array of fresh seafood.
November 1, 2023
When I sat down to plan a fairly last-minute trip to Portugal this summer, I didn’t realize it had become such a popular destination. With its incredible architecture and tiled buildings, gorgeous beaches, and stunning wine country, it’s easy to see why people are drawn to the country. In this article, I’ll share some tips that I picked up while planning a trip to Portugal as well as what we learned once we got there. Hopefully, they will help you as you plan your next trip.