Portugal Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Portugal

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Amarante

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 140 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

Set on the banks of the River Douro, the Ribeira District is Porto’s oldest quarter. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the district’s maze of alleyways and ...  Read more

Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

A mighty medieval fortress perched on the banks of the Tagus River, Belem Tower is one of Lisbon’s most visited landmarks. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, along ...  Read more

Fátima

4 star rating: Recommended 433 Reviews

Fátima is one of the most important shrines to the Virgin Mary in the world, as three shepherd children are said to have stated that Mary appeared to ...  Read more

Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa)

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Lisbon Cathedral dates back to 1150 when it was built to celebrate the defeat of the Moors. Although the Romanesque building suffered earthquake damage over ...  Read more

Faro

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 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

Nazaré

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 219 Reviews

The Estremadura town of Nazaré hugs the western Atlantic coast, a traditional Portuguese fishing village turned popular summer resort and surfer’s ...  Read more

Douro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 885 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

Alfama

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 606 Reviews

Sprawling down the southern slopes of Lisbon, Alfama is the capital’s oldest and most picturesque district with steep cobblestone lanes and a sea of ...  Read more

Monserrate Palace (Palacio de Monserrate)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 204 Reviews

Monserrate Palace is an ornate palace in Sintra, Portugal that was built with a combination of Gothic, Indian, and Moorish influences. Sir Francis Cook ...  Read more

Porto Cathedral (Sé Cathedral)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 132 Reviews

Watching over the city from its hilltop spot, the imposing fort-like Porto Cathedral is a reminder of Porto’s diverse history. Featuring Romanesque, Gothic, ...  Read more

Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 70 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

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Reviews

A sweeping viewpoint atop a hill in Lisbon’s Graça neighborhood, Miradouro da Senhora do Monte offers panoramic views across Lisbon, including stellar ...  Read more

Tomar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

Tomar may seem like a simple riverfront town, but it packs a strong historical punch. Set on the banks of the Nabão River, this small city is home to the ...  Read more

Ria Formosa Natural Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

Located at the southernmost tip of Portugal’s Algarve, Ria Formosa Natural Park (Parque Natural da Ria Formosa) is a scenic swirl of freshwater lagoons, sandy ...  Read more

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