Spend Your Next Vacation in Portugal

Porto, Portugal old town cityscape on the Douro River

Summer vacations are coming to a close. That means cheaper plane tickets, hotel stays and you taking a fall vacation! This may also be the time where you start planning your next summer vacation. Either way, if you are looking for your next travel destination, try heading to Portugal!

A Little Bit of History

Humans began inhabiting Portugal about 30,000 B.C. when the world was in the middle of the ice age. In the early Middle Ages, the 15th and 16th century, Portugal was at the status of world power. This was because Portugal built its empire that included South America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Today, Portugal is known for its olives, wheat, wine and corks, and has a population of 10.8 million people.

Things to Do

  • Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga: If you are looking for culture, Portugal has many museums to explore. One of those places is the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. This museum, set in a 17th-century palace, holds a collection of European and Asian works of art.
  • Paragliding: What better way to see the landscapes of the city than to paraglide! See the sights from up high, for one or two or even three people. Portugal has great winds, so paragliding is an easy activity to plan out for your trip!

Where to Stay

Portugal offers many places for you to stay. Some of the places are town homes in the middle of the city, bed and breakfasts near the beach or a nice hotel overlooking the city. Whichever suits your fancy, Portugal has the right place for you!

If you are looking to book your vacation in Portugal, then you can visit their website to search for more deals and book today. Happy travels!

Amanda is a current student at UTDallas, studying Emerging Media and Communications. She got her Associates in Journalism at Palo Alto College in San Antonio and decided to finish her degree in Dallas. She likes to read, blog, and eating at new places. She enjoys traveling and learning about history and culture.

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