Saturday, 2 November 2019

Discover the baroque churches of Ribeira in Porto - Lonely Planet's NEW Portugal travel guide


Medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities and golden beaches: the Portugal experience can be many things. history, great food and idyllic scenery are just the beginning...

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Lonely Planet’s Portugal is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the labyrinthine alleyways, hidden courtyards and curving lanes of Lisbon’s Alfama district; discover the baroque churches and sprawling plazas of the Unesco World Heritage Site Ribeira in Porto; and play in the waves along the beaches of the Algarve. All with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Regis St Louis describes why he loves Portugal. "I'm enamoured of the scenery, the rhythms of village life and Portugal's (outstanding and underrated) food and wine. I love exploring the hidden beaches along the Costa Vicentina, taking picturesque walks in the Serra da Estrela (where I still bump into shepherds during a day's outing), and roaming in less-visited corners of the Alentejo - such a magical place for discovering the traditional soul of Portugal. But it's the Portuguese themselves who make this country so special. Despite the sometimes dour exterior (it's just a facade!), they're among the kindest and most warm-hearted people on earth."

Portugal TOP 10

1. The Alfama

2. Nightlife in Lisbon

3. Sintra

4. Porto

5. Historic Évora

6. Cabo de Sao Vicente

7. Drinking in the Douro

8. Llha de Tavira

9. Megaliths around Évora

10. Parque Natural da Ria Formosa

Inside Lonely Planet’s Portugal:

- Colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices

- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Coverage Includes: Lisbon, the Algarve, Lagos, the Alentejo, Estremadura, Ribatejo, the Beiras, Porto, the Douro, Tras-os-Montes, the Minho and Braga.

Writers: Gregor Clark, Duncan Garwood, Catherine Le Nevez, Kevin Raub, Regis St Louis, Kerry Walker

Get to the heart of Portugal and begin your journey now!