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Portugal - Leisure, Entertainment and Sports
There are many challenging golf courses with world-class facilities for the golf enthusiast.
From archery to horseback riding, paintball games, ATV's and tennis, Portugal offers an exciting variety of outdoor pursuits. Even winter snow-skiing is available in the mountains of Serra da Estrela.
International films are shown in air-conditioned cinemas in Lisbon, Porto and many of the coastal resort areas.
Lisbon and Porto, among other cities, are packed with nightclubs (some featuring live entertainment), discos and intimate bars for those who desire a bit of nightlife. Dining out is a national pastime, and there are many restaurants that specialize in local and international cuisine. Prices are reasonable, and the quality of Portuguese wine is renowned.
For visitors looking for a cultural experience, Portugal's rich history provides for extraordinary sightseeing. From the Basilica in Mafra (one of the most awesome pieces of religious architecture in the world) to the National Palace, there are dozens of monuments and museums to explore.
The Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon offers opera, ballet, concerts by international stars, and a multitude of cultural events year round.
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