Traditional and trendy at the same time
Portugal has gradually changed. For some time now, it has won a new store there, an award-winning restaurant here, another charming hotel over there… And, even before we realized it, the country beat out several travellers’ favourites darlings of travellers – so much that for years in a row it won awards for Europe’s best tourist destination. The beaches of the Algarve are increasingly sought after, Porto has entered the tourism map once and for all and Lisbon has (finally) won the title of one of the most modern capitals of the continent. To say that Portugal “stopped in time” is definitely out of fashion. The trend now is to visit a Michelin-star bistro and go to a rooftop to watch the sunset (but only after having checked all historic addresses from your list, of course).