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Romantic Getaways in Lisbon for Couples

A compact city with plentiful golden sunshine and a reputation for cheap prices, Lisbon is more than just one of Europe’s most travel-friendly capitals. The city is also small enough for the determined traveler to tackle inside of 48 hours, although doing so might run afoul of the population’s relaxed ways and the sleepy atmosphere of what was once the center of the world’s greatest maritime empire. However, these are the qualities that give Lisbon its character, which is both energetic and deeply traditional at the same time, and make it a stellar destination for a weekend getaway.

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Travel to Portugal

Portugal is an exotic locale filled with unique treasures, and rich culture and history. It’s truly a land worth visiting and experiencing first-hand. Perched on the western edge of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal stands out among its neighbors as one of the oldest and yet most traditional and conservative European civilizations. Visitors can view 22,000 year-old Paleolithic art on the rock faces of Vale do Côa, and human occupation of this region dates 500,000 years back in time! The Celts settled here around 750 B.C. and were followed by Romans, Visigoths, and Greeks among others. The Moors enjoyed their infamous occupation from the 8th to the 13th Century and left their culture and ornate, whitewashed architecture as an eclectic signature on the Iberian Peninsula.

The Azores Islands

Visiting this green and blue archipelago, where the ocean touches the sky, is like watching the world being born in front of your very eyes. Here, the horizon disappears into infinity, time stands still and the paradise of these nine islands remains permanently unchanged.

What to see in Funchal

Not many places on earth get the opportunity to be discovered twice, but the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo have. These two islands together with Las Desertas and Las Selvagens islands make up what is called the Archipelago of Madeira…

Northern Portugal

Porto, a riverside city with a soul of granite and some most solemn silhouettes, is a lively place with many different attributes. Classified as a World Heritage site, it is an old and authentic city, offering some extraordinary panoramic views and a rare mixture of architectural styles that make you feel as though you’re travelling in time. When visiting the city’s Romanesque cathedral, stop for a while and breathe in the Middle Ages as you admire the great mass of houses making their way down to the banks of the River Douro.