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Top 7 Things to do in Portugal

Are you heading to Portugal this summer? Be sure to check out some of these!

Go to Livraria Lello bookstore

Make like JK Rowling and get lost in the sweeping staircases, carved wooden ceilings and towering bookcases at this Porto book lover’s heaven.

Eat pastel de natas at Pasteis de Belem in Lisbon

Custard anywhere is amazing but custard tarts in Portugal are spectacular. Go straight to the number 1 bakers at Pasteis de Belem in Lisbon for these sweet, creamy baskets of joy.

Explore Madeira

This gorgeous archipelago is perfect for getting a little taste of everything – beaches, cable cars, cliff walks, wine bars, toboggans – yes, toboggans! – are all on offer in Madeira. Take a day or two to whet your appetite and enjoy this travel buffet!

Visit Estadio Municipal de Braga

The home of Braga’s football team Sporting Clube de Braga is possibly the most unique stadium in Europe. Nestled in the rockface of Monte do Castro quarry the stadium seats just over 30,000 and boasts stunning rock wall views on one side and the sprawling cityscape on the other.

Go surfing in Peniche

Located in Portugal’s Centro Region and with multiple beaches to choose from, Peniche is a surfer’s mecca. Pack your wetsuit and your bravery and head straight to Praia dos Supertubos in October for a taste of the waves the pros ride and catch some of the Rip Curl Pro event action.

Dance to Afro-House in Algarve

Not only the country’s political capital but also the capital of the heavily African-influenced Afro-House scene, Lisbon is the place to be to dance the night away to these pumping electronic tunes. Grab a beer from one venue and saunter in to the next, like a true local.

Sip Port Wine in the Douro Valley

Made exclusively in the Douro Valley, Port Wine is about as Portuguese as it comes. Spend the day visiting the cellars, pick your favourite and then sit back, realx and drink in your tipple and the spectacular valley views.