Portugal

Portugal Attractions

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Baixa (Lower Town)

Rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, the Baixa is the lower town, nestled between the hills of Alfama, Chiado and Bairro Alto. Its wide avenues and ...  Read more

Batalha

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Located in the High Estremadura region of central Portugal, Batalha is an attractive town with plenty of excellent shops and restaurants surrounding one of ...  Read more

Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)

4 star rating: Recommended 8 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

Braga

4 star rating: Recommended 4 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

Cabo Girao

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 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

Cascais

4.5 star rating: Recommended 121 Reviews

Located west of Lisbon on the Estoril coast, the once-sleepy fishing village of Cascais has become the summer playground of city dwellers, adored for its ...  Read more

Castelo de Sao Jorge (St George's Castle)

The ocher-colored, imposing St George’s Castle is an iconic landmark standing high in Alfama with views over Lisbon and the Tagus waterfront from its ...  Read more

Chiado

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Squeezed between downtown Baixa and the nightlife party-central of the Bairro Alto, glossy Chiado is within shouting distance of the romantic ruins of Carmo ...  Read more

Church of Sao Roque (Igreja de Sao Roque)

The church of São Roque was built at the height of Jesuit power in Portugal in the 16th century; while it has a simple, whitewashed Renaissance exterior, ...  Read more

Church of São Vicente of Fora

The Church of São Vicente de Fora is a monastery and church in Lisbon containing the royal pantheon of the Braganza monarchs of Portugal, serving as the ...  Read more

Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Still known locally as Terreiro do Paço (Palace Square) thanks to its being the former location of Lisbon’s Royal Palace until its destruction in the ...  Read more

Desertas Islands

The three Ilhas Desertas, or "Deserted Islands," stretch slender and mysterious off the Madieras' southern shore toward the Canarias. The hazy ...  Read more

Douro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 240 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 103 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

Edward VII Park (Parque Eduardo VII)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Named for the English King Edward VII, who visited Lisbon to celebrate the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance in 1903, the largest urban oasis in Lisbon is laid out in ...  Read more

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