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Portugal, Lisbon – the Oldest City in Western Europe
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Hills, yellow trams, cable cars, and hills- this all describes one of the most visited cities in Europe - Lisbon. You can easily get lost in colorful streets. Alternatively, you can do some sightseeing and there are a lot of landmarks! Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. Allegedly, the Phoenicians did trade there already in the 1200s BC. Our video is prove that there are many hills in this city. As well as cable cars and trams.
Text and video: Matouš Vinš
Music: Dexter Britain
Portugal, Fátima: Suffer A Miracle Will Come To You - VIDEO
Fátima - Mecca of all Catholics, and one of the most visited pilgrimage sites around the world. It is located in central Portugal, about 120 km from Lisbon. There is a place, where the Virgin Mary appeared to three children, and prophesied many later events.
Portugal, Fátima – A Journey for Miracle
Fatima is undoubtedly one of the most famous Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, but it does not mean anything to most Czechs. The Virgin Mary appeared to three children here, and so millions of people come here every year to ask for a miracle.
Portugal – In Algarve for Sports
Incredibly, it is still possible to travel. One of the European countries that can be easily reached without tests from Prague, but also very cheaply from Vienna, is Portugal. Low-cost airlines fly from Vienna to the Portuguese city of Faro, which lies in the beautiful Algarve region. The sandy beaches are lined with beautiful cliffs, the water is crystal clear. From Fara, the train leads to the city of Lagos, which is one of the most beautiful in the Algarve. Then you can continue by bus to the very southern tip to the picturesque town of Sagres.
Portugal: Faro – Gateway to Algarve – VIDEO
If you are going to visit the Algarve in southern Portugal, you will probably be at least passing through Faro. For his sights alone, it would be a shame not to stop for a while.
Portugal, Algarve – Region of Great Beaches, Cliffs, Lighthouses, and Caves – VIDEO
Portugal's southernmost region is one of the most attractive destinations in Europe. It offers beautiful beaches, majestic cliffs, picturesque towns and fresh fish and great wine. Let's go there.
Portugal, Porto – (Not Just) the Center of Wine – VIDEO
Everybody knows port wine. Perhaps you also link Porto the a high steel bridge and its majestic arch crossing the Douro river. Perhaps you would think of wooden boats carrying wine barrels from the inland wineyards. Porto is, however, a diverse city. There is great history, culture, cuisine, and beaches along the Atlantic coast. Every year, an increasing number of visitors visit this city.
Portugal, Coimbra – The University Heart of Iberia – VIDEO
Coimbra, a student town of 150 thousand is situated somewhere in the middle between Porto and Lisbon. There is one of the oldest unviersities in Europe sitting on the hill above the Mondego river. The university, which is the oldest in Portual, was founded in 1290 – 60 years before the famous Charles University in Prague was founded. Tens of thousands of students at this university make this town great including the nightlife there.
Portugal, Sintra – A Romantic City Near Lisbon – VIDEO
Just 45 minutes by train from the center of Lisbon there is the city of Sintra. It became famous for its castle, palaces, and many beautiful buildings. Moreover, there is a beautiful nature park Sintra-Cascais, unusual mountains which will lure you to make a trip. Let’s see Sintra together.
Portugal, Lisboa – The Oldest City in Western Europe – VIDEO
Lisboa is righteously one of the most visited cities in Europe. Yellow trams, hills, cable cars... You can easily get lost in its colorful streets for hours. Washed laundry waves in the wind, you can drink coffee with locals at one of many great cafes and taste local sweet pastry. You can also just set off to the grandiose Ponte 25 de Abril, a red bridge which looks like Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Portugal - The Westernmost Country of European Continent – VIDEO
Wine, coffee, cliffs, waves. The western-most country of continental Europe is of the sort everybody likes. It belongs to the top 20 most visited countries in the world. There are beautiful beaches including the best surf beaches of all Europe. Nature in the inland is magnificent as wel. Culture is rich and cities are lively and busy. Let's visit Portugal!
Portugal –Madeira Island I
It is an archipelago and also an island which is located in the Macaronesia region. Only two islands are inhabited as the whole archipelago is a natural reserve. These islands are Madeira and Porto Santo.
Portugal, Way of St James – Portuguese Trail
The Portuguese trip to Santiga de Compostela became important as early as the 12th century, which is a significant century in the history of Portugal because it meant the country's independence. It is not as frequented as the Spanish routes, the more "pilgrimage" you will have.
Portugal, Ferragudo – Picturesque Fishermen Village in Algarve – VIDEO
Bright white plaster, color-framed windows and doors, narrow, cobbled streets, screaming seagulls and beautiful atmosphere. Portuguese fishing villages are among my favorites and Ferragudo is one of the most famous. Let's have a look there together.
Portugal, Carvoeiro – Hidden Treasure of the Algarve Coast – VIDEO
Not far from Portimão on the south coast of Portugal lies the small town of Carvoeiro. At the same time, it offers beautiful scenery and small beaches protected by majestic cliffs, where you can enjoy some peace and privacy even in the greatest season.
Portugal, Azores: A New Zealand in Europe
Isle of the Eternal Spring? In the middle of the Atlantic? This is the Azores archipelago. Nine notable volcanic islands protruding into the Atlantic Ocean. Towards the west is the island of Flores and the island of Corvo, in the middle of the islands of Graciosa, Terceira, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial and east of Sao Miguel, Santa Maria and Formigas. All islands except Santa Maria are volcanic. It is on three lithospheric plates: Eurasian, African and North American.
Portugal – Island of Madeira IX
Balcoes lookout is situated at 86é meters above sea level. A comfortable and wide enough road leads there from the trout farm in Riberio Frio. The name fits. It is a true natural balcony giving you the view of what you would consider a piece of paradise.
Portugal – Madeira Island VIII
We leave Funchal for Santana, a town on the northeastern seaboard. There are interesting places along the way. We leave the direct rote to see such places as the Madeira’s highest peaks, a stone igloo, and the Faial bay. In case you have not yet visited the cave and volcanic center of Grutas Sao Vicente it is easy to reach along the northern seaboard starting in Santana. As we told you, Sao Vicente is a borderline between the western and eastern parts of the island
Portugal –Madeira Island II
It is an island in the Atlantic where you can grow almost anything thanks to humidity, high temperature and fertile soil. So where do you get water that is good for irrigation and how it works?
Portugal –Madeira lll
Travel to Madeira by plane only. There is probably no other way to travel almost 1000 kilometers from Portugal and 600 kilometers from North Africa. Moreover, sailing on a ship might not be comfortable for everybody.
Portugal – Madeira Island V
Apart from famous Madeira wine (Japan is its largest importer), poncho (a liquor with lemon flavor) is another traditional beverage. You can replace lemon juice with orange or maracuja juice. It is served cold for refreshments. Or it is served also warm as prevention from getting cold. The wine festival takes place end August beginning September.
Portugal – Madeira Island VI
Another stop to the west of the island is Porto Moniz. From Sao Vincente you travel through tunnels. Make a stop at Ribeira da Janela town. It is a place of dark volcanic rock. The lovers’ rock rises from the sea there.
Portugal – Madeira Island VII
Today, we take a look at the eastern part of the island in the direction from Funchal to the easternmost part where are droughts. It seems as if it was not Madeira there. The landscape is vastly different and there grows almost no vegetation at all. It is only after rains when it gets bit of green there. No levada leads to this area. You can find them only in the mountains. The area is inhabited, however. Therefore, some vegetation is actually there.
Portugal – Madeira IV
A 5 thousand meters high massif of lava was created after huge explosion in the Atlantic. Today we can see only a glimpse of it and this glimpse is Madeira. The island is self-reliant. There are couple of power plants (water, wind), fertile soil and sea rich on fish.
Portugal, Madeira Island – Funchal: Tropical Garden
Jardim Tropical Monte Palace is situated at the entrance of the cable car. The cable car goes fro...
Portugal, Madeira Island – Funchal: Botanical Garden
Jardim botanico da Madeira covers the hills looming about the capital of Funchal. The gardens are...
Portugal – Vacation at the Sea and Sightseeing
Porto wine, surfers, Christiano Ronaldo, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, night l...
Portugal, Oteiro: Visiting Middle-Ages
On the north of Portugal not far away from Montalegre town, you can find the most out-of-the-way ...
Portugal: Another Face Of Lisbon
Here, you can have a look at some photos, takem from „non-tourist“ Lisbon quarters, which have it...
Small walk through Lisbon... Photo: Maxim Kucer, Jakub Štantejský
Portugal: Cabo de São Vicente Lighthouse
The current appearance of the lighthouse dates from 1908 and its optical equipment is among the 1...
Portugal, Faro – Gateway to Algrave Region
You can reach Faro by train from Lisbon, but also by long-distance buses from the south of Spain....
Portugal, Carvoeiro – The Hidden Treasure of Algarve
Even in the biggest season you will enjoy a little peace and privacy in the small town of Carvoei...
Portugal, Algarve – Region of Great Beaches, Cliffs, Lighthouses, and Caves
Portugal's southernmost region offers beautiful beaches, majestic cliffs, charming towns, sights ...
Portugal, Porto – (Not Just) Wine Center of Portugal
Port wine is wide-known. Can you think of something other when Porto comes in mind? No? It doesn'...
Portugal, Coimbra – The University Heart of Iberia
Portugal city of Coimbra is situated half way between Porto and Lisbon. One of the oldest univer...
Portugal, Sintra – A Romantic Town
Portugal is home to many UNESCO grade landmarks. Sintra city is one of them. The city is only 45 ...
Portugal – The Westernmost Outpost of the European Continent
Portugal is the westernmost country of the European continent and it is one of the 20 most popula...
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