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22 reasons why everyone is going to Portugal right now

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22 reasons why everyone is going to Portugal right now

22 reasons why everyone is going to Portugal right now


By Telegraph Travel
5 October 2017 • 12:15pm


Everyone seems to be going to Portugal right now. Indeed, last month the country reported gleefully that it was heading for another record year for overseas arrivals. Just over 7.1 million foreign visitors stayed in Portuguese hotels in the first seven months of 2017 – up 13 per cent year-on-year. Here's why the country, which celebrates its Republic Day today and was this week named Europe's best destination at the World Travel Awards, is proving so popular...


1. Lisbon’s timeworn charm

“Set against the ever-present backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, this dainty sun-kissed city lives in a Latin fairytale of timeworn manners and traditions,” says Telegraph Travel’s Lisbon expert, Guyan Mitra. “Check out the century-old wooden trams and iron funiculars that still lurch and rumble their way through the city. Or witness the best of this bygone heritage by wandering through the Baixa district, where age-old herbalists, haberdashers and tailors rub shoulders in the baroque streets of the ornate city centre.”

Read more at the Telegraph Travel