Portugal is a beautiful country with wonderful people. I love that it is on the coast with the ocean and beautiful beaches nearby. Visiting with the tour company that I worked for I had the pleasure of a free guided training tour where I took notes and photos everywhere in case I ever returned to lead a group of my own. Unfortunately I never returned to Portugal, but I still have the memories and the photos. What I remember most are the beautiful beaches and people selling fish on the street.
Beginning the journey to Portugal our tour bus drove from Seville (Spain) to Lisbon (Portugal). We spent four nights at a hotel here ending a 15 day tour around Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Having Lisbon as our home base we took day trips around the country. Here are some photos of what I saw.
The Amoreira Aqueduct is 4.5 miles long built over 100 years and still is used to bring water to the town of Elvas.
The medieval town of Obidos has a city wall sourrounding it. We walked around the town and the city wall on a relaxing hike. It was very peaceful.
Nazare is a nice fishing town that we visited one afternoon. I can never get enough of the beach and would love to return here for a few days to enjoy it more.
We visited this Gothic monastery in the town of Batalha.
The tour bus drove to the Costa do Estoril and we visited the beach town of Cascais. If my kids were grown up and I were a millionaire I would consider moving here with Max. Very relaxed, very beautiful.
Sintra is a town 22 miles outside of Lisbon located amoung green hills with houses, a medieval castle, and is a spot that has been visited by many including kings, poets and writers.
There is so much to do and explore in Lisbon. I could definitely spend more time here.
Of all the countries that I have seen in Europe to date this is the one place I really would like to return to with my family. Logistically Portugal is somewhat far from our home base in Europe which is Italy. Visiting again may or may not happen, but I am sure that if we do make it that way with my family Max and the kids would love it- particularly the beach.