Tourist activities to do around Portugal – Essential Experiences in an Enigmatic City.

Lagos Zoo | Image Credit: By Glen Bowman from Newcastle, England [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0">CC BY 2.0</a>], <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AParrot_Macaws_-_Lagos_Zoo_-_The_Algarve%2C_Portugal_(1736212132).jpg">via Wikimedia Commons</a>

Lagos Zoo | Image Credit: By Glen Bowman from Newcastle, England [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Portugal began the world’s first truly global empire and was at one point perhaps the most influential nation in existence. If you happen to be in this country, there’s a lot to experience.

Explore the Nation’s History

The most historic place that Portugal has to offer is Belem, which is situated in the north of the country. You follow the steps of Vasco De Gama himself, and truly experience the heritage of Portugal.

Visit the Zoo

Since many of the hotels in Portugal by entities such as Tivoli Hotels & Resorts are situated in Lisbon, you can easily visit the zoo, which has a remarkable collection of endangered species that the organisation is battling to preserve.

Explore the Capela dos Ossos

Situated in Evora, an ancient city, the name of this place translates to ‘Chapel of Bones’, because it is exactly what the name implies, a chapel whose interior is decorated with human remains, mainly skulls. The chapel is infamous for its cryptic entrance warning.

Take a Trip to Braga

This is the Portuguese equivalent of Rome, especially given that it was a thriving Roman settlement as far back as 20BC. The classical charm of this district is captivating, and will surely result in an abundance of photos.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+