Itinerary Portugal Spain, an extremely complete itinerary for those who want to know Portugal and Spain.
The itinerary begins and ends in Portugal, lasting about 10 days visiting several cities such as; Lisbon, Sintra, Oporto, Aveiro, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, enjoyable days spend in those two countries.
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|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|PROPOSED TIME OF DEPARTURE||Days start at approximately 9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||The days end at approximately 6:00 p.m.|
Itinerary Portugal Spain
Some curiosities among Portugal and Spain, which we hope to check with you on our itinerary Portugal Spain.
In Portugal, life expectancy in men is 75 years, while in Spain it reaches 77 years.
Spanish women’s had the highest life expectancy in the European, reaching 83.7 years, while Portuguese women lived for 81.3 years.
The approximate proportion of four Spaniards to a one Portuguese.
Southern Spain has the highest birth rate while in Portugal more children are born out of “wedding”.
Portugal has a higher proportion of women in higher education than Spain, in fifth place in the European Union.
In Portugal, working life lasts until later, the Portuguese retire on average at 63.1 years while the Spaniards retire at 62.4 years.
Both countries have bullfighting in there culture for centuries, our days it causes much controversy in each country, on the south of both countries is where the bullfighters are treated like real celebrities.
In Portugal bullfighting is on horseback and is prohibited by law the animal being killed in the arena, in Spain its on foot and the bull its killed in the arena.
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Transfer from the airport
We started the day by visiting the new Lisbon, the Nations Park a success regarding to the rehabilitation of a part of the city, an area that until 1998 was very degraded, completely renovated with the creation of the Expo 98 (World Exposition in 1998) change into one of the most pleasant places to live in Lisbon, with its modern and functional architecture, in case you have children Oceanarium is an excellent option.
Now it´s time to visit the real city, with its historical districts like; Alfama, Bairro Alto, Chiado, discovering them according to your tastes and/or curiosities, not to forget Belem where we will go back in time to the 16th century, and understand whole process of the Portuguese maritime expansion.
Here we are going to visit these three important Monuments; the Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery and the Discovers Monument, the last stop will be in the famous Belem pastry factory, to taste this fabulous conventual sweet that attracts millions of people every year.
Sintra, Cascais and Estoril
Sintra has many places to be visit Pena Palace, Monserrate Palace, the Masonic Quinta da Regaleira (with its original well), if you want something more Medieval, maybe the Moorish Castle (we suggest a maximum of two) according to your curiosities.
Lunch can be in this region or in Cascais according to the time “spent” in Sintra. At Cabo da Roca, we will enjoy the “tail” of continental Europe and in Guincho the white sand dunes that would had attract James Bond in the film the service of his Majesty.
Visit to “Boca do Inferno”, where we can easily understand the magnificence of this place, with the erosion exerted by the strong action of the rain containing dissolved carbon dioxide, causes the carbonate to dissolve and through this process, cavities and caves are formed inside the limestones, with a fall of the upper layers of the cave was destroyed, leaving a large cavity.
Lisbon - Fatima - Aveiro - Oporto
The Chapel of the Apparitions as the first Chapel to be built shortly after the apparitions, located in the center of the Sanctuary is a place not to be missed, not for grandeur, but for the meaning, it is mandatory to visit it.
At one end the Basilica of Our Lady of the White Rosary, built in 1928 with a neo-baroque architecture, here you will find the tombs of the three little shepherd children (Francis and Jacinta), and now also the tomb of Sister Lucia, in the other end the imposing Basilica of the Holy Trinity, built in 2007 with more than 8,000 seats and 40,000 m² of area designed by the Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis.
Then go to Aveiro, the Portuguese version of Venice were will be able to delight ourselves with some Bacalhau ( Cod Fish ) this is the region where most of the Bacalhau industries are concentrated, also in Aveiro we will find numerous buildings classified as Art Nouveau, as well as one of the Gustavo Eiffel legacies in Portugal the Aveiro market.
Mandatory will be the tasting of the “Ovos Moles” ( soft eggs ), local sweets. Arrival in Oporto.
As well as witness Dom Pedro resting on his horse, in this beautiful city known as “Invicta”. In the Lello Bookstore we will understand why J.K. Rowling’s, fell in love with this city and lived here for a wild, working as a teacher she gave live to Harry Potter being filmed in this beautiful bookstore.
Lunch will be completely decided by you, the town as same characteristic dishes the “Tripas” and the “Francesinha” a giant sandwich with several types of meat and a specific sauce.
Oporto - Vigo - Santiago de Compostela
Traditionally people by the mollusks directly from the oysters sellers and taste them naturally, just with a little lemon and an Alvarinho wine. Then we will continue to Santiago de Compostela, its serenity, its history with its university and students attire, its medieval streets full of music, art and pilgrims from all over the world sharing their experiences.
The visit to its Santiago Cathedrall is unique, according to tradition, here is the tomb of the Apostle Santiago Maior, Spain patron saint, for this reason became the main destination of Christian pilgrimage in Europe after Rome during the Middle Ages.
Santiago de Compostela - Guimaraes - Coimbra
Now its time to visit the city of knowledge, Coimbra with the oldest European university, where in the Biblioteca Joanina we will find an authentic hymn to culture, in this temple dedicated to culture. Visit still to the city downtown a pedestrian region with several curiosities, you can still find the tombs of the first Portuguese Kings.
Coimbra - Tomar - Arraiolos - Evora
The visit to the Templars Castle/ Convent of Christ is obligatory and at the end of the visit we must already understand the importance of the Templars for the “construction” of Portugal as an independent country and the Order of Christ for the development of the Portuguese expansion over the seas.
After visiting the Tomar historical,we continue towards Arraiolos to understand the importance of this small village in the development and production of and made carpets. Possible lunch in this village where Alentejo gastronomy is in evidence, arriving in Evora.
Returning to Evora we will visit a local winery, this region is one of the largest wine producers in Portugal, we will visit the main points of this medieval village, such as; Temple of Diana, the Cathedral, Church of San Francisco and the one that is one of the most caricate Portuguese monuments the Bones Chapel, a chapel completely stuffed with human bones where in the entrance stands the saying “we the bones standing where will wait for yours” intrigued come on …
Evora - Sevilha
The tower of gold, the Guadalquivir, the bullring of the Maestrança and the bass of Santa Cruz, are indispensable. we still suggest a flamenco show at night.
Sevilha - Faro - Lisbon
With great development during the Roman occupation that gave origin to the present city of Faro, shops, esplanades, bars and restaurants, as well as its monuments and museums of great interest and beautiful historical buildings, dating mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries, are scattered throughout the city, looted and burned by the English in the 16th century and enormously damaged by the great earthquake of 1755.
Arriving in Lisbon.