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Please refresh the page and retry. E veryone seems to be going to Portugal right now. Indeed, this week the country reported gleefully on another record year for overseas arrivals.

Here's why it is proving so popular.

Lisbon and Porto. They are...

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.

Carved in two by the Douro river, downtown Porto has a faded sophistication, while the seaside suburbs have witnessed something of a renaissance in recent years, home as they are to a burgeoning collection of bars, restaurants and cafes, which offer an authentic slice of local life. JK Rowling taught English in Porto Porto portugal travel in the s and was a regular at the Livraria Lello bookstore, which is one of the most famous shops in the city.

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Apparently, its decorative bookcases, carved wooden ceilings and lavish staircases inspired the Hogwarts Library in her Harry Potter books. The vote for Brexit hit travellers in the wallet, but trips to Portugal soften the blow.

Lisbon and Porto. They are...

Yes, it takes the euro, but the country remains one of the most affordable destinations on the Continent, offering visitors the elegance of Western Europe for Eastern European prices. In fact, in its annual Holiday Money Report, the Post Office declared Portugal the second best value destination for a European getaway, after Bulgaria.

Located in Lisbon, this record-breaking structure is named after the famous Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama. There are church services, all-night parties and, weirdly, inflatable mallets, which are used to club fellow revellers with.

Best of all, the breaks are relatively uncrowded. Every day is different. The music is lyrical, soulful and accompanied by guitars — the Spanish-style guitar known in Portuguese as viola and the Portuguese pear-shaped guitarra. The interior of the Capela dos Ossos Porto portugal travel of Bones in Evora is, rather morbidly, decorated with human skulls and bones from some 5, corpses.

The chapel was built by a Franciscan "Porto portugal travel" in the 16th century, who wanted to remind worshippers that life is transitory. Located in Porto, this wonderful exhibition space sits in manicured gardens, which are scattered with works from the likes of Richard Serra and Claes Oldenburg.

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