Why Portugal is 2017 hottest travel destination

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Why Portugal is 2017 hottest travel destination

Portugal, a small, vibrant and picturesque European country has topped every traveller’s list.  It is predicted to become 2017 hottest travel destination.

Portugal, has been long popular with savvy travellers, who secretly enjoyed this country’s natural splendours, historic cities, delicious cuisine, stunning coastline and famous vineyards.

According to Travel + Leisure who has named Portugal its 2016 travel destination of the year:

Tourism is on the rise in this country because of its diverse landscape, affordability and year-round warm weather

Skifts reports Portugal’s tourism “boom” shows “no signs of slowing,” as European visitors head there in droves.

What follows below is a small glimpse of Portugal’s abundant resources and rich heritage, everything you need to plan a trip there. Whether you like historic cities, great wine, breathtaking beaches or exotic islands, Portugal has it all.

Since pictures speak louder than words here are some photos that will have you planning a trip to Portugal ASAP.

Colourful Porto, Portugal’s second major city

colourful city of Porto

Eifel bridge,Dom Luis Bridge,Over the Douro River, Porto

portugal, Eifel bridge Porto

Belem Tower, monument to Portugal’s Age of Discovery, Lisbon

Portugal, Belem Tower

Trams in Lisbon are one of the best methods of transport for getting around the city

Trams

The Monastery of Batalha, was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385

portugal- Batalha

Portugal has a stunning coastline with many splendid beaches

Portugal, beach

Aveiro’s half-mooned shaped boats used in the canals

portugal, Aveiro half-mooned shaped boats

Costa Nova beach houses, painted in  bright coloured stripes, in Aveiro

portugal, Costa Nova beach houses

Traditional Portuguese pavement (cobblestone) is a historical heritage of the Roman

Portugals Cobble streets

The Park and Palace of Pena are Portugal’s greatest example of Romanticism

Portugal,Sintra Palace pen

Judging by the array of pictures above, it is no wonder that Portugal is becoming a popular travel destination. It has unrivaled natural beauty, abundant history, beautiful coastline and amazing cuisine.

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