Updated: Jan 31
I am in love with Portugal . One culture to connect ties historic’s, religious, always architectural and cultural, aspects that defined al Portuguese economic life.
Discover one the best destination on the world. One country with glorious history and more than nine centuries. It have one architecture heritage , with great buildings from and amazing medieval street’s. Portugal it’s old but new. Infrastructure top level, highways, internet, food oh… the great fish dish and suberb wine’s. And the citizen’s… The people are well prepared. Graduate. Friendly. He knows perfectly receive , proud of their humanism and conscientious the environment causes. I learned with them . Portugal have indeed a great heart always open for all people and causes on the world. PORTUGAL its definitely cosmopolitan . One country… that all of us need visit at least 02 week’s on our lifes. ( naturally if you want enjoy all places… and believe me its not so much.) .
First day trip.
I Take a day trip, a tour that I discover available (see on website (https://www.portooneprivatediscovery.com/tours ). It is a private to enjoy all reality intensely. It is very relaxing. The trip is all day departing around 08:00 AM and returning at 08:00 PM.
This is the secret paradise of the heavenly beauties of the Douro Valley, the UNESCO World Heritage TERRACES / vineyards, the more old demarcated region of the world’s wines.
Visiting the 17th century São Gonçalo Monastery in Amarante.
l discover a small old village among the mountains that was isolated until 30 years ago.
Then I visit 02 farms to taste the wines, olive and honey olives and other delights of the season.
Second day trip
I did on trip to Coimbra to visit one the more old universities on the world. The bookstore Joanina its a humanity treasure! There are book’s where study the brains that start to discover the news roads seas. That did for us the first circunnaviagation as Fernão de Magalhães to connected all world. Naturally we stop to lunch and went try the mealhada plate. Piglet “á bairrada”. It was super. The best its did on moment… some hours after its not so good .
Third day trip
Braga is a city in the far north of Portugal, northeast of Porto. It’s known for its religious heritage and events. To the east, Bom Jesus do Monte complex has a neoclassical church atop an elaborate 17-flight stairway. In the city center, medieval Braga Cathedral is home to a sacred art museum and the Gothic-style Kings’ Chapel. Nearby, the imposing Archbishop’s Palace overlooks Santa Barbara Garden.
Guimarães is a city in northern Portugal. It’s known for well-preserved medieval buildings like the hilltop, 10th-century Guimarães Castle, with its sweeping city views. The restored Dukes of Bragança Palace, built in the style of a French chateau, has a museum showcasing furniture, tapestries and weapons. Between the palace and the castle is the Romanesque São Miguel do Castelo Church, built in the 13th century.
After I back to lisbon for my return flight and stop at Fatima. The religious city. The city of our lady Fatima, one the sanctuary more important for the Christianity. One stop where I feeling different. I leave my prayers. All religions have that devotion the we must respect. I did that and felt free and reward.
I have already “saudade”