The UEFA Euro 2016 Championship ended in tears of joy as Christiano Ronaldo brought his team to an epic first victory for Portugal. Many fans cheered on and why not follow them back to their homeland to witness for yourself the many other wonders Portugal has to offer while you study English?
Portugal has a strong wine tradition and offers several options for lovers of this drink. Internationally awarded, the most famous wines are from the Douro region, Madeira and Alentejo. Not forgetting of course the Port wine, probably the most famous in other countries.
Ah the food, Portugal has a very typical cuisine and offers many tasty dishes. Some of them are sardines, codfish, bread with Chorizo, Serra da Estrela cheese … the list is endless! Besides the variety, the quality is also distinguished, currently the country boasts 13 Michelin stars.
It’s the best country in Europe according to readers of the USA Today newspaper. During the award ceremony it was said that the country offers a lot of opportunities for travellers. For example charming villages, good food, fascinating music, cultural opportunities and a beautiful coastline.
It is a fantastic place to shop. If you are feeling like taking a trip to the countries Capital, the biggest outlet in Europe is very close to Lisbon. The Freeport Outlet is 75.000 metres squared and has stores in several sectors. In addition, there are some other very good options especially in large cities.
Lots of activities to choose from but they are best known for golf lovers, Portugal is also the best destination. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 Portugal was awarded by the World Travel Awards as the “Best Golf Destination of the World” and the Algarve was appointed by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) as the “European Golf Destination of the Year 2014”.
Portugal is one of the warmest countries in Europe and has over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. It is the perfect place for beach lovers who can enjoy over 850km of coastline the country offers. Those who prefer the cold weather have no excuse! Temperatures can be negative during the winter in some regions. With the snow is even possible to enjoy a season of skiing at Serra da Estrela. The Algarve region is known for its famous surfing locations. The worlds largest waves ever surfed in the world were recorded there.
Don’t forget the exquisite architecture, Portugals many castles and palaces as well as taking in their traditions and culture.
The Algarve region has so much to offer and with a beach side location for your English studies, where else would you like to be other than Portugal. If you are thinking of studying English in Portugal, make your wish come true.
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