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Attractions and experiences for the long weekend ahead

Thinking about leaving home and travelling this Easter? Tiqets has recommendations for places to visit and explore during this long weekend, with different attractions and experiences for all tastes.

With Easter comes a long weekend and a week in which many Portuguese people take the opportunity to travel, escaping their routine for a bit. Some travellers choose to discover more of Portugal and others prefer to leave the country, without going too far. Destinations such as Barcelona, Paris, Rome or Amsterdam have a lot to offer and are popular options among Portuguese travellers, also due to their proximity and good air connections.

Thinking about Portuguese people travelling this season, Tiqets – the leading online platform, at the European level, for purchasing tickets for museums and attractions – and its experts have prepared a list of attractions and experiences to visit in these destinations. All of these recommendations can be found and purchased on the Tiqets online platform, which provides 24/7 customer support in several languages, including Portuguese.

Discover more Portugal: Lisbon and Porto

For a long weekend, taking the opportunity to discover what Portugal has to offer is always a good plan. The country’s two largest cities are advantageous options, as they offer convenient access, good public transport and a great cultural offer.

In Lisbon, why not take the opportunity to explore the National Tile Museum? This attraction was distinguished as “Best Museum” in the world at the 2023 Remarkable Venue Awards, awards promoted by Tiqets, based on a vote open to the public. The museum offers a panoramic perspective on the history of tiles, an architectural and decorative element deeply linked to Portuguese culture. At the same time, the entrance allows you to see the historic Convent of Madre de Deus, which in itself justifies the visit.

For those who prefer to travel around the north of the country, Porto is always an open book. Proof of this was the reopening of the light show at the Clérigos church, Spiritus, which was also awarded at the Remarkable Venue Awards 2023 as “Most Remarkable Place” in the world. This attraction, located in one of the city’s most emblematic symbols, offers an immersive experience that combines light, music and the church’s own architecture in a sensorial spectacle.

Barcelona: a tour of the neighbouring country

Spain is a favourite destination for the Portuguese, attracting with its beauty, gastronomy and culture. Due to its proximity, many Portuguese travellers choose the neighbouring country for short getaways at this time of year. And, with the good weather brought by spring, Barcelona becomes an option not to be missed.

Sagrada Família em Barcelona

In the capital of Catalonia, Casa Batlló is a must-see. Being one of the most extravagant buildings in the city, located in its heart, this creation keeps the genius of Antoni Gaudí alive, showcasing his masterpieces on a sensory tour. Also noteworthy are the Gaudí Cube, an immersive experience, and the Gaudí Dome, a space with more than 1,000 LED screens. Tiqets offers a diverse set of options for visiting this icon of Barcelona, including fast-track ticket options, audio guides, tour guides, combinations and more.

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Barcelona

For adventure park aficionados or anyone looking for an unforgettable activity for the little ones, PortAventura Park and Ferrari Land offer an exciting and diverse experience. Roller coasters, racing tracks, virtual reality experiences and other rides guarantee a day well spent, with lots of fun and adrenaline in the mix. Tiqets tickets allow direct entry to both without queuing.

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Paris

Paris: escape from routine in the City of Lights

Known as the city of love, Paris can make any visitor fall in love with its beauty. This helps to explain why the city is always among the top favourite destinations for Portuguese travellers at this time of year. One of the most engaging ways to explore Paris is through a boat trip on the River Seine, which offers a tour of several of the city’s icons to the sound of French music hits, complete with a drink to toast Parisian la belle vie.

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Paris

Paris is also home to a unique set of museums and artistic galleries that exhibit some of the most emblematic works in the history of art. For those passionate about modern and contemporary art, the Center Georges Pompidou is an excellent option among the myriad of Parisian museums. With works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Mondrian or Warhol, this space provides an overview of the artistic styles that emerged in the 19th and 20th centuries, such as cubism and surrealism. The ticket provided by Tiqets includes access to the permanent and temporary collections, as well as the rooftop, which has a privileged view over the French capital.

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Roma

Rome: the eternal city

Rome is a living centre of history and culture, where monuments and works of art abound in every corner. For many Portuguese travellers, the Italian capital is a popular destination for a short getaway, especially because there is always something to see.

There is a lot to discover in Rome. Whether on your first visit or your return, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are unmissable places. Tiqets offers a ticket with entry to both, which allows you to explore the various corners of the Museums, including the Raphael Rooms, delve into the vast art collection and appreciate the splendour of the Chapel’s ceiling, painted by Michelangelo.

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Roma

The Borghese Gallery is also a great ambassador for art in Rome. The huge collection is extremely popular and attracts many visitors at all times of the year, making this space the most popular museum in the Italian capital. Tiqets offers tickets by appointment so that visitors can visit the gallery privately and without worrying about queues.

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Amsterdão

Amsterdam in tulip season

The Netherlands is a good plan for any month of the year. However, from the end of March onwards, the country takes on a unique beauty with the blossoming of the tulip season, which makes it a particularly attractive destination for those who want to take a short trip during Easter time. At this time of year, Keukenhof hosts the Tulip Festival becomes an essential attraction for anyone visiting the country: in total, there are around 7 million tulips and 800 different species spread across one of the most emblematic gardens in the world. Tiqets offers a ticket with entry and direct transfer, by bus, between Amsterdam and Keukenhof.

The Tulip Experience Amsterdam also offers an immersive experience in the famous tulip fields of the Netherlands. In this space, in addition to the usual tour of the gardens, visitors will find a cinema, an interactive museum that explores the history of tulips in the country and a market where they can discover local products.

And for photography aficionados, why not take a helicopter ride? This attraction offers a completely different perspective of the tulip fields, flying over the various plantations in the Lisse area, the typical Dutch windmills and even travelling along the country’s coast. At a time when the Netherlands is filled with colour with huge floral carpets, there’s nothing like an aerial view to fully appreciate the beauty of the landscape and take the best photographs of the year.

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Amsterdão

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