Monthly Archives: November 2018

Lamego: Catch The Best Of Portugal Culture In This Place

If you are looking to be present in the midst of the valley, surrounding the farms and vineyards then this is the place you need to visit while on the holiday to Portugal. Lamego may be less commonly known for the country’s people as well, but this is a spot which has seen a surge in tourists with every year. Be it the church or in general, the style of the architecture here, this place is sure to mesmerize you.

Let us look at some of the best places to visit in Lamego:

 

  • Museu De Lamego

 

This amazing palace is studded with a lot of paintings, jewel collections, furniture and collections of historians from over the years and these belong to multiple eras. They speak of the history of the place and more generally, the history of the country. The museum has been open for 80 years, and the collection has only increased ever since. Also to mention, this is one of the most sought-after museums in the country.

 

  • Lamego Cathedral

 

This monument was built more than 900 years ago and since then has stood the test of time through multiple refinements. Once I entered this place, I experienced the best of the gothic architecture and the majesticity of each element that makes up the building is sure to engage you throughout the time you spend here. You are sure to enter into a completely different period of time.

 

  • Lamego Castle

 

If you want to explore another monument, this must be the one. By going to this monument, you would enter the era of war between the Moors and the Christians. Make sure to do some reading before going to the monuments so that you can experience them better.

I would suggest going to this place for at least a week.

Guarda – A Serene Holiday Destination

Guarda is a historic city in Portugal that lies at an altitude of 1,056 meters and forms a part of Serra da Estrela mountain range. The geographic location of the city makes it an ideal place for sightseeing. However, the historic side of the city has acquired more importance over the years. Here you would find lots of old streets, medieval ruins, old chapels, and imperial monuments. Listed below are the highlights of my weekend stay in Guarda.

  • Cathedral of Guarda

Locally known as Se-Catedral da Guarda, the old Catholic church is the most visited religious site in the city. Even though I have seen many historic cathedrals, none can be compared with the one I found here. The construction of the church spanned over a period of more than 2 centuries and was completed in the 16th century. The beautiful structure of the cathedral is a tribute to the excellence of Manueline and Gothic architecture. The interiors look more stunning with spiraling columns and high windows.

  • Parque Urbano Do Rio Diz

The park is one of the best recreation centers in Guarda. The parkland is quite big and offers large playgrounds and picnic spots for the visitors. The green landscapes with beautiful gardens and well-kept pathways are ideal for a long stroll. There are a small lake and lots of playground equipment for entertaining the kids. The place also houses 2 restaurants that serve great food.

  • Guarda Castle Ruins

One of the most-visited sightseeing destinations in the city is a hilltop tower that belonged to a castle or perhaps a fortress. The trail to the hilltop is quite beautiful and there are steps that take you to the castle tower. The views from the hilltop are quite stunning and you can see the entire city of Guarda from here. The rocky terrain near the tower and the lush green landscape serve as a great location for photography.

Funchal The City Of Fun And Challenges

When I was in Funchal, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, and then I thought I should share my experience with everyone so that every travel lover comes to the city to enjoy its beauty. It is a fun place and has many attractions. Here are the places that I liked most in the city.

The city has many things for everyone. If you are an adventure lover, there are ample outdoor activities present here, if you are a nature lover, an abundant amount of natural beauty is present here to explore, if you love museums and historical places, you too have lots and lots of exciting options. I started my journey visiting the most popular spot in the Funchal Monte Cable Car.

Though I have been in the cable car earlier as well, the view I captured here was beyond excellent. The cable car was safe and it was fun to be on it with other people. This is a must try thing I recommend.

The second top attraction in Funchal is Pico do Arieiro. Climb the top of the mountain enjoying tracking and then have a panoramic view of the city. Trust me when you will be on the top, you would forget all the pain you took to reach here.

Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu is another wonderful spot in Funchal that you should never miss. This was fantastic and I can come to the place everything I visit Funchal. There is a wonderful collection of paintings, stuff, and art from all the corner of the world.  The magnificent tea house completes the visit to this place. It is extraordinary.

The list of other spots that I find interesting and recommend all of you to visit are caravel art center, Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista.