Portugal’s rich history of exploration is an inspiration for the average visitor looking to take the road less travelled. The old world feel of the country, permeating from the abundance of medieval cathedrals, towering castles and other historical landmarks that decorate most of the major cities, takes visitors back to the time of the great Portuguese explorer Victor de Gama. Outside of the cities, the towering cliffs and secluded coastlines could almost convince travellers they’ve finally found the end of the world.
Back in civilisation a vibrant, youthful side of Portugal reveals itself as well: Nightclubs occupy many of Lisbon’s most interesting buildings, soulful fado music booms out of the cafés at night and locals and visitors alike sit out late sipping wine and eating the freshest seafood the coast has to offer. Often festivals keep the whole country going day and night- and a festival isn’t just a day off from work in Portugal, but a true reason to celebrate which can captivate visitors and carry them right into the riotous fun.
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'Levada' translates to 'carriage way', but more literally they're canal ways, used to direct and distribute rain water around the island. There are about 2500kms worth of levadas dug into the island, and much of that length has walking routes beside it.