|Portugal is a wonderful country. Full of history that spans the modern times back through the Spaniards, the Moors, Visigoths, and past the Roman Empire to the Celts who first settled here. What you see here is a statue of Don Jose, the Portuguese king at the time of the 1755 Earthquake that devastated the city. This statue is located in the Praca do Comercio at the waterfront of the city of Lisbon.
In September of 1998, we had planned a trip around this part of Europe to see Expo98. We spent nearly three weeks on this trip and surprised ourselves by just staying in Portugal. We had that much fun and enjoyed so many sights.
From here, we would like to take you on our tour around Portugal.
In and Around Lisbon,Portugal
Expo 98 is the Last World's Fair of this Century
To the Coast of Portugal North of Lisbon
Sintra and the National Palace of Pena
Obidos, Alcobaca, and Batalha
Nazare to Tomar, Home of the Knights Templar
To the Spanish Border and Marvao
Evora, an UNESCO World Heritage Site
To Setubal and Those Great Pousadas
Palmela is our Last Stop In Portugal
|Driving in Portugal is an adventure. The Portuguese are said to be some of the worst drivers in the world with very high accident rates. This Ford Ka that we rented was a wonderful but incredibly tiny car. One bag in the hatch was all it would handle, the rest in the back seat.|
More information for you, and some other sites worth visiting.
Postcards from Portugal
Travel Tips and Places to Stay
Other Link Sites worth visiting for Traveling to Portugal.