Portugal Architectural Tour

Once upon a time, Portugal wasn’t the desired destination it is today. But nowadays it’s become a diamond in the rough: it has all the stunning history and highlights of the rest of Europe, but at a fraction of the cost. With its medieval castles, cobblestoned villages, and gorgeous cityscapes, those with an appreciation for art and architecture will love this destination. To see it all, a locally guided Portugal architectural tour is the way to go.

Whether it’s the stone carvings inside the Vila Nova de Foz Coa or the beautifully preserved castles clustered into fairytale landscapes, Portugal has a knack for dazzling all those who visit. Seville is a great place to start your guided Portugal architectural tour. Take a stroll through the Plaza de España to the Torre del Oro, and the bullring. You’ll find lots of beauty in the old Jewish quarter, and from here you can visit the Seville Cathedral and the Alcázar. The cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, and the third-largest church in the world.

Alcázar, on the other hand, is a royal palace that was originally a Moorish fort. It’s considered the most beautiful palace in Spain, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The details inside this place are amazing: its design initially begun in the Arabic period and then continued on into the late Middle Ages straight through to the Renaissance, Baroque, and the XIX century.

 Moving on from Seville, you might be interested in visiting Sintra, where the whole town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this town, you’ll feel like you’re transported back to a fairytale with unique palaces, monuments, and gardens. Of particular note is Pena Palace, one of the best examples of 19th century Romantic revivalism in Portugal, as well as the impressive Quinta de Regaleira mansion.

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Portugal Architectural Tour

Filipe Cordeiro

Lisbon, Sintra, Portugal

Architectural, Heritage-History, Sightseeing

$244 USD

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Another interesting stop for architecture enthusiasts is Guimarães, a historical city that’s been around since Portugal’s beginning days. It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a number of religious architecture, including churches, convents, chapels, and shrines. For those with a particular interest in religious architecture, Santiago de Compostela is another town with endless treasures.

And, of course, Lisbon cannot go overlooked. From Sao Jorge castle to the Marques de Pombal Square, Lisbon is often considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The oldest quarter, Alfama, is where you’ll find the real structure of the medieval city, with labyrinth streets and tiny squares. There’s also the KVI century “pointed stones” palace renaissance building, and the Santo Antonio de Padua church, where Saint Anthony of Padua was born. Finally, the marble construction of Estrela basilica is worth checking out to finalize your time in Portugal.

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