I fell in love with Portugal <3
Pictures of :
- Tavira, Algarve
- Lisboa (Lisbon)
- Sintra + Cabo da Roca
(Credits to Titya B)
At the end of June I took a trip to Portugal which, I found, is quite different from Spain (although a lot of people tend to say the contrary).
My friend and I took the bus line from Granada (Spain) to Lisbon, but had a stop halfway in Tavira (next to Faro), Algarve. Algarve refers to a region located in the South of Portugal, famous for its wonderful beaches along the Atlantic.
I’m so glad we stopped there: Tavira is a small and cute village in white, and to get to the beach, you have to take a ferry to the island of Tavira which is crazy beautiful. That day unfortunately, there were huge waves so we couldn’t swim, but it definitely worth the detour.
Then we jumped into a bus straight to Lisbon, where we stayed for three or four more days. Beautiful capital, many things to do… you know, what Lisbon is famous for. The only thing I didn’t like about Lisbon was the huge amount of tourists but well… you can’t avoid it.
Finally, we also had a daytrip to Sintra and Cabo da Roca. That’s the daytrip to do if you stay in Lisbon. There are a lot of tourists since it is classified as a World Heritage Site. We climbed all the way up to the castle and palace (a road of 4 or 5 km going up, nobody else but us did this walking under the heat…) which we didn’t get to see, as the fees to visit it were a little expensive (for us). We did take the bus to go back to the center though…
Then we took a bus from Sintra to Cabo da Roca, also known as the westernmost point of continental Europe. Nothing special to see, except for the hills, the ocean and a stone certifying you are at the westernmost point of Europe. Since I like the sea and green landscapes I enjoyed it a lot, and you can’t help but feeling infinite as you are facing the wide blue extent of the ocean…