Portugal with Back Roads Touring; Joseph DeLoach; Travel Research Online

Portugal – Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar

Portugal is one of the oldest states in Europe. It lies on the very western edge of Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. This country has influenced the world through its maritime explorations, art, and literature. The streets will often be filled with colorful festivals, and many UNESCO World Heritage sites dot its landscape. Back Roads Touring wants you to know all about this glorious country.

  • Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal, as well as its capital. It is broken up into areas called Bairros de Lisboa (Neighborhoods of Lisbon). Each represents the growth of different subcultures and identifiable architectural landmarks. Alcantara sits on the Port of Lisbon, and is known for the clubs and bars housed in converted dock warehouses along the river. Alfama, the oldest district in Lisbon, is filled with small squares and narrow streets. A prominent structure of Alfama is the Castle of Sao Jorge (Saint George Castle), a Moorish castle which provides the traveler with a great view of the city center and the Tagus River.

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