6 Things to see in Portugal
With stunning landscapes, great culture and fine weather, Portugal is high on the list for many travellers.
If you’re thinking of planning a holiday to Portugal, here’s 6 things you shouldn’t miss.
The majestic landscapes of the Douro Valley are one of the most beautiful spots in Portugal and one of its best-kept secrets, too. The region is famous for its Port and also boasts wineries producing delicious red and white wines too. Foodies shouldn’t miss this – you can eat and drink your way around the region.
Located in Lisbon’s western district of Belem, the Jerónimos Monastery is a symbol of the power and wealth of Portugal during the Age of Discovery. Built in 1502, today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most popular attractions in the country.
Also in Lisbon’s Belem neighbourhood is the impressive Belem Tower, a fortified tower on the water that guards the entrance to Lisbon’s harbour.
Porto is a coastal city in northern Portugal and is famous for its port as well as the beautiful medieval Ribeira district. Wander the narrow cobbled streets, discover local cuisine and take in the beautiful surroundings – all while enjoying a glass of port, of course.
If you’re all about relaxing, Portugal’s southern region Algarve is famous for its stunning weather, Mediterranean beaches and standout golf resorts. Stay in a quaint fishing village with cliffs overlooking the sand or find the villas, hotels, bars and restaurants near Lagos and Faro – you can’t go wrong.
The mountain town of Sintra needs to be seen to be believed. Located at the base of the Sintra Mountains near Lisbon, this longtime royal sanctuary boasts amazing and colourful architecture in the Moorish and Manueline-style. The whimsical design of the Pena National Palace is a particular highlight, and from there you can enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding area.
Have you ever been to Portugal?
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