Portugal

Portugal Attractions

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Amarante

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 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 88 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

Fátima

4 star rating: Recommended 226 Reviews

Fátima, located 88 miles (142 kilometers) north of Lisbon is one of the most important shrines to the Virgin Mary in the world. Here, in 1917, she ...  Read more

Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Portugal's caravels sailed off to conquer the great unknown from Belém, and today this leafy riverside precinct is a giant monument to the nation's Age ...  Read more

Lagos

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Originally named Lacobriga by the Romans and then Zawaia by the Moors, Lagos was settled prior to the Roman’s conquest of Iberia, due to its natural river ...  Read more

Faro

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Faro is home to about 55,000 people, but despite its relatively small size, it is the administrative center of the Algarve region. Prior to its modern ...  Read more

The Azores

The mystical Azores, nine isolated islands rising steeply from the tectonic center of the Atlantic Ocean, are a destination for the truly adventurous. Alive ...  Read more

Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa)

An austere Romanesque building from the outside, the Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) has some lovely treasures inside. It dates from 1150 and was built ...  Read more

Albufeira

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Little more than a fishing village at the beginning of the 1960s, Albufeira is now the busiest vacation resort along the Algarve, which runs in a necklace of ...  Read more

Cabo Girao

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

In 2012 a glass-floored viewing platform was installed in this already-popular lofty sea cliff on the southern coast of Madeira, making it an even more popular ...  Read more

Douro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 357 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 152 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

Tomar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Though at first it seems like nothing more than a charming small town, Tomar packs much historical significance for Portugal.  Situated on the banks of the ...  Read more

Porto Moniz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Draped across the volcanic cliffs overlooking the sea, pretty Porto Moniz is most famous for its sapphire swimming pools, protected from the Atlantic by ...  Read more

Sesimbra

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Along the winding Portuguese coast lies Sesimbra, a small fishing village with a 17th-century fort overlooking the sea. Its 12th-century Moorish stone castle ...  Read more

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