Portugal- Amazing Landscapes
Portugal was always a popular destination for a vacation. The southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula and bordering with Spain attracts tourists from all over the world. Major tourist destinations are always crowded with people wanting to relax and enjoy the sandy beaches, the blue water and simply spend their vacation in a luxury atmosphere.
But far away from the tourist crowds there are places less know as tourist destinations but have amazing landscapes and you can enjoy the perfect getaway.
Emporium for you: Ilha das Flores The Azores
Sistelo Portugal-Dazzling Natural Landscapes
A small village situated in the north of Portugal will amaze you with its beautiful landscapes and you will become aware of the people connecting with nature. Sistelo is known as the Portuguese Tibet because of its dazzling natural landscapes. This characteristic landscape-land in terraces – the farmers shape them by themselves to increase the available space for their crops.
The village and the people are in perfect harmony with nature. A farmer’s village, the people here live with the land and from the land. Mostly they produce corn and they store it in the granaries, raised from the ground so that rodents can’t eat the food. Traditionally as their ancestors did, they turn corn into flour in the mills that run along the river.
The village itself has one restaurant and one small church and famous “Brandas de Sistelo”, an 11 km long trail for hiking where you can enjoy the most amazing views and the breathtaking landscapes.
Islet of Vila Franca do Campo- Nature Reserve
The Azores Archipelago situated in the middle of the Atlantic, 1396 km west from the mainland has nine islands spread over three groups. One of them is Islet of Vila Franca do Campo formed by the crater of an old underwater volcano. The islet is now a nature reserve and one of San Miguel’s major tourist attractions. The walls of the crater are lined and form almost a perfect circle and inside is a perfect circular natural lake. It is home to many species of birds, crustaceans, and flora that have to be protected in a nature reserve.
For the watersport lovers, this is a perfect place to enjoy snorkeling and diving, to enjoy this untouched nature and the beautiful landscape.
Enjoy the hidden gems and natural destinations!