Northern Portugal

Northern Portugal Attractions

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 53 Reviews

Allegedly established by a Roman centurion named Amarantus, Amarante is situated between the steep sides of Serra do Marão and the curves of the river ...  Read more

Ribeira District

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

Many of Europe’s great cities have an "old quarter," the original part of town from which centuries of cosmopolitan evolution spread outward. In ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 441 Reviews

The Douro region in Northeast Portugal is near the border with Spain. Even with the advent of modern civilization, this area is characterized by a sort of ...  Read more

Douro River

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 172 Reviews

The Douro is one of the Iberian Peninsula’s major rivers, flowing from Duruelo de la Sierra in northern Spain and emptying itself into the Atlantic at Porto. ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Originally founded by the Romans, 2,000-year-old Braga later became the first Christian settlement in Portugal. Today, it’s a lively university town with a ...  Read more

Viana do Castelo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

A modern town with ancient roots, Viana do Castelo is in the very north of Portugal, crushed between the estuary of the River Lima and the wild surf of the ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

In a fertile valley in the Douro River region’s Port wine area sits the little town of Lamego. It’s famous for its proximity to one of the most important ...  Read more

Guimaraes Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Guimaraes Castle is a medieval castle in the city of Guimaraes in the northern part of Portugal. Built in the 10th century to defend against attacks from the ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

The city of Guimaraes was originally settled in the 9th century and is widely regarded as being “the cradle of the Portuguese nationality.” It served as ...  Read more

Porto Se Cathedral

4.5 star rating: Recommended 123 Reviews

Originally a Romanesque church from the 12th century, the Porto Se Cathedral was rebuilt with a Gothic style about 600 years later. Like other major churches ...  Read more


4 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

In Roman times, Aveiro was known as Aviarium, which in Latin means “gathering of birds” due to the large number of birds inhabiting the city’s lagoon area. ...  Read more

Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos

4 star rating: Recommended 43 Reviews

One of the symbols of Porto is the Torre dos Clerigos, the bell tower adjoining the Clerigos Church, a baroque church built between 1732 and 1750. The church ...  Read more

Museu de Arte Contemporanea (Museum of Contemporary Art)

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Much of Porto’s culture is rooted in old traditions, but the Museum of Contemporary Art (or Museu de Arte Contemporanea) is a successful entry into ...  Read more


Barcelos is a city in the Braga district of northern Portugal. The city is well known for the place where the unofficial symbol of Portugal, the cockerel, ...  Read more

Parque Nacional Da Peneda-Gerês

The Peneda-Gerês National Park (or Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, or simply Gerês) is the only national park in Portugal (although many ...  Read more

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