Portugal Architectural Tour
Once upon a time, Portugal wasn’t the desired destination it is today. But nowadays it’s become a diamond in the rough: it has all the stunning history and highlights of the rest of Europe, but at a fraction of the cost. With its medieval castles, cobblestoned villages, and gorgeous cityscapes, those with an appreciation for art and architecture will love this destination. To see it all, a locally guided Portugal architectural tour is the way to go.
Whether it’s the stone carvings inside the Vila Nova de Foz Coa or the beautifully preserved castles clustered into fairytale landscapes, Portugal has a knack for dazzling all those who visit. Seville is a great place to start your guided Portugal architectural tour. Take a stroll through the Plaza de España to the Torre del Oro, and the bullring. You’ll find lots of beauty in the old Jewish quarter, and from here you can visit the Seville Cathedral and the Alcázar. The cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, and the third-largest church in the world.
Alcázar, on the other hand, is a royal palace that was originally a Moorish fort. It’s considered the most beautiful palace in Spain, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The details inside this place are amazing: its design initially begun in the Arabic period and then continued on into the late Middle Ages straight through to the Renaissance, Baroque, and the XIX century.
Moving on from Seville, you might be interested in visiting Sintra, where the whole town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this town, you’ll feel like you’re transported back to a fairytale with unique palaces, monuments, and gardens. Of particular note is Pena Palace, one of the best examples of 19th century Romantic revivalism in Portugal, as well as the impressive Quinta de Regaleira mansion.Read More ...