Portugal is a country with an interesting and rich history and a strong, deep culture. It was a world super power in early centuries and as such, much of the world has been discovered, conquered and influenced by this beautiful country and today it continues to captivate the imagination of people across the globe with its amazing Portugal Travel destinations. The country offers UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exciting and heart-pumping adventures, delicious foods and cuisines, beautiful beaches, wonderful architectures, palaces and buildings, ultra diverse plants and wildlife and it offers so much more to locals and visitors. Portugal bridges the past and the present so well that amidst the old churches and historic places you can see modern buildings and architectures complementing each other. Learn more about Portugal and the most beautiful and historic places in the country such as Lisbon, Sintra, Coimbra, Fatima, Azores and Madeira. Finding the best Portugal Hotels and Portugal Vacation packages will undoubtedly lead to a very memorable Portugal travel you could ever wish for. That’s why Up Down Portugal brings you the most complete selection of Portugal Vacations and Portugal Tours so you can enjoy your Portugal holidays exploring miraculous sites, architectural masterpieces and beautiful natural wonders. Travel now to Portugal and experience what other tourists and visitors have been raving about. See you in Portugal!

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Azores

AzoresIf you crave for adventure and excitement then visiting the nine volcanic islands that composed the archipelago of Azores is the place to be. Come and be amazed by the very diverse flora and fauna of its islands, not to mention its amazing array of delicious regional dishes and specialties. Practice your swings in world class golfing ranges, go whale watching or get your tan in the many beautiful beaches of Azores. Azores is simply beautiful and every visit reveals new gems and wonders.

Coimbra

CoimbraCoimbra used to be the capital of Portugal in the middle ages. But now it is the center of learning thanks mainly to the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in Europe. Just like in most cities in Portugal, Coimbra prides itself with wonderful churches, and one of them is the Se Velho, one of the best examples of Romanesque designs in the country. Coimbra also has the largest Botanical Garden in Portugal with a size of 20 hectares.

Fatima

FatimaFatima is a city famous for the miraculous apparition called “Miracle of the Sun”. Fatima bound tourists are usually on a religious journey and their main stop is the Basilica of our Lady of the Rosary. The church was built to pay tribute to the 3 children who saw the apparition of the Virgin Mary. Aside from the Basilica; the City of Fatima is home to the 4th largest Catholic Church in the world, the Church of the Most Holy Trinity.

Lisbon

LisbonLisbon is the capital city that is rich in culture and history yet very modern too. This city also entices tourist especially in the winter because of its warm weather. The Lisbon Opera House is the center of music and culture while the Bairro Alto district is where you can find shopping arcades and go for an exciting nightlife. Chiado on the other hand is a shopping paradise for all types of tourists. You will undoubtedly enjoy the contrasting sides of this city.

Madeira

MadeiraGood sites, good food, good wine draws in tourists to this favorite all year holiday destination, Madeira. The island boasts of splendid natural beauty that includes unique and exotic flora and fauna, amazing beach fronts, charming traditional villages and thatched cottages and more. Visit the famous Monte Palace Tropical Garden, hike to Pico Ruivo, browse centuries old artworks at Museu de Arte Sacra. Fill your senses and savor the delightful and world famous Madeira wines. Be prepared because Madeira will capture your imagination.

Sintra

SintraLet Sintra sweep you off your feet with its well preserved 19th century Romantic buildings and architecture found all over the town. They are so amazing and beautiful that Sintra is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourism plays a big part of the economy in Sintra and main tourist attractions includes the Pena Palace and the summer residence of the king of Portugal, the Palacio de Nacional de Sintra and the Sintra Mountain Range, one of the largest parks in the area.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Thursday, 06 October 2011 15:56

Madeira, the beautiful island in Portugal does not only boast of its stunning sceneries and wonderful wines, it also brings to the world a football great in the person of Cristiano Ronaldo. Born as Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, in the small Portuguese island of Madeira in February 5, 1985, he has captured the adoration of millions of worldwide football fans with his amazing skills on the field.

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