18 Best Places to Visit in Portugal


Portugal has risen in popularity as one of the must-visit countries in Europe for its history and culture, delicious gastronomy, beautiful cities, incredible beach towns, and fabulous weather.

For quite a small country, Portugal packs a punch in the diversity of experiences, landscapes, gastronomic and cultural traditions from region to region.


Home to the most guarded Pastel de Nata recipe in the world. Lose yourself in the historic centre of Alfama, the heart and soul of Lisbon and the birthplace of Fado music.


The City of Bridges Porto is an exciting mix of monumental grandeur and historic grit. It’s a little edgy and progressively contemporary, but above all, the city is all class.


Visit the University and Coimbra’s greatest claim to fame – Biblioteca Joanina. The stunning Baroque style library has made it on the most beautiful libraries in the world list more than once.


Much like Coimbra, Braga has a big city vibe but the ease of a large town. There are loads of great cafe’s, restaurants and bars and plenty of good shopping.


Évora’s most famous attractions within the walled city, aside from the prominent cathedral, are the beautifully preserved Roman Temple and the eerie Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones).


A walk along the Ponta da Piedade showcases the regions famous golden cliffs and picture-postcard sea caves, one of the most iconic and familiar Portuguese coastal scenes.

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