If you’re the type of traveller who gets bored easily, or prefers visiting destinations that offer an assortment of activities, varied landscapes, multi-faceted cuisine, a vibrant cultural experience, and striking architecture, then get packing, because Lisbon, Portugal will not disappoint.
Europe’s oldest country, Portugal, at one point, was also one of the world’s most powerful. During the age of discovery, the Portuguese built a mammoth empire spanning South America, Asia, and Africa. Once a superpower, today, the country has seemingly receded from the spotlight, especially in comparison to neighbouring colonising contemporaries like England, Spain and France.
Interestingly, this withdrawal has birthed a renaissance of sorts – at least for the country’s travellers. The land of the explorers is now, in turn, being explored and rediscovered by zealous visitors drawn to its marriage of old world charm and modern day glitz. Steeped in rich history, an abundance of natural beauty, an a dynamic culture, it is easy to understand why travellers marvel at Portugal.