Things to Do & Attractions in Portugal

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 67 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 63 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

Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 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


4 star rating: Recommended 293 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


3 star rating: Worth doing 10 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


3 star rating: Worth doing 5 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

Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa)

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

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

Monserrate Palace (Palacio de Monserrate)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 124 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 120 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

Pena National Palace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1253 Reviews

Technically, UNESCO considers the entire cultural landscape of Sintra the World Heritage Site here, but the crown jewel is the royal Pena National Palace. ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 608 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 404 Reviews

Wander down (to save your legs) through Alfama's steep, narrow, cobblestoned streets and catch a glimpse of the more traditional side of Lisbon before it too ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 225 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

Porto Se Cathedral

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 112 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 29 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 ...  Read more

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