Top Places I recommend you check out when in Portugal

Portugal lies by the Atlantic coast which is on the Iberian Peninsula. It is a country that is most visited and is known for its historical heritage as well as the beautiful coastline that it features. The country being of a compact size, one can easily cover the important landmarks here within a short time span.  Portugal is simply a beautiful place to visit.

Praia Da Marinha

This is a place that is a beautiful beach destination in this country. It is located by the Atlantic coast and there are sandy beaches, blue waters and high cliffs that characterize this region. The beach also offers snorkeling opportunities.  An old friend, Melissa, who owns McCauley Electrical in Albany, New York has been to this beach and says the experience is like none other!!!

University of Coimbra

This is one of the oldest universities in Europe, having been established in the 13th century. The university has several sections that were built in consecutive years along with fine examples of Baroque architecture.

Alcobaca Monastery

This is a monastery that was built in the Roman Catholic times and was built by Afonso Henriques, who was the first king of Portugal.

Sao Jorge Castle

This is a castle located in Lisbon, which forms one of the main tourist attractions of the city. This castle is a must visit by most tourists in the region as it goes back to Roman times and was rebuilt by the Moors in the tenth century.

There are numerous other castles, palaces and towers that give you a feel of medieval life and history. For instance, Cais Da Ribeira is a district in Porto which offers charming scenery and glimpses of how medieval life used to be. Obidos castle is another place that is located by Obidos that is a small city which dates back to Roman times. Belem Tower is another place which is also known as Tower of St Vincent. This tower lies by the Tagus river in Lisbon, which is the capital city of Portugal. Pena National Palace is another place that stands over the clouds and sits atop a hill which is close to Lisbon.

 

Providence, Rhode Island – Top 3 Things To See & Why You Should Visit

 

Providence is the capital city of Rhode Island. It was founded in the year 1636 and is a historic city of the country. Roger Williams, who was on a religious exile, founded the city. He named it such as he felt that God provided this haven or revealed this place to him and for his followers. The city is located by Providence River and lies at the head region of Narragansett Bay.

Providence city saw one of the first surges of industrialization in the country. Textile manufacturing started here, along with silverware, jewelry and machine tool industries. The city has several institutions of higher education as well as is home to several hospitals and service industries; justly it is known as the creative capital of the city.

Providence city is next to Boston and Worcester in terms of population. The city has an irregular layout with thousands of streets that radiate out from Market Square. Downtown Providence has several mercantile buildings that are built along the Victorian and Federal architectural styles and of the 19th century; there are several modernist and post-modern buildings that also make the cityscape interesting to check out.

One can check out Capitol center, which has several popular landmarks such as the Providence Place Mall, The Residences Providence, Omni Providence Hotel, Water place Park, GTech Corporation and other places like the Water place condominiums. The historic areas of the city have several well preserved buildings that maintain their century old look and feel. One of them is the art deco style 111 Westminster Street. One can also check out Westminster Arcade which is one of the oldest shopping malls in the country, built in 1828. With an interesting cityscape and history, this city has much to offer that creates an interesting tour and travel experience for visitors here. There are numerous parks and memorial landmarks to visit in and around the city as well.