Portugal Sightseeing

Portugal has lot to offer the intrepid traveller, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations in Europe thanks to its beautiful scenery, far-reaching history, delicious food, and surprisingly cheap travel options. Whether you’re in Lisbon or roaming the coast, a day (or many days!) of Portugal sightseeing is sure to make you fall in love with this country.

Everyone who travels to Portugal should spend time in Lisbon, the country’s stunning capital. It’s brimming with historical monuments, and the atmosphere here is upbeat and quirky to the extreme. Head to the Marques de Pombal Square to see the famous statue of Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Melo, and then move onwards to Avenida da Liberdade. Here you’ll find the parliament, the Basilica da Estrela, and the Eduardo VII Park. Other places to pause for that perfect image include the old bridge over the Tagus River, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the legendary Belem Tower. In the evening, head out for some delicious Portuguese food before dancing all night at one of the popular nightclubs until sunrise.

Then there’s Porto, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. This stunning city is home to epic centurial cultural heritage, breathtaking scenery, and stunning views of the Douro River. While Portugal sightseeing, all you have to do is wander down ancient streets and winding alleyways to get a sense of just how antiquated this city is. Visit the famous bookstore where Harry Potter became a best-selling legend. See the Tower of the Clerigos, one of the highest towers in Europe. To top off your day, visit a wine cellar to sample some famous port wines.

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Sintra is another favoured place for travellers seeking that historical European feel. It’s home to a number of monuments, castles, and parks, including the Palacio da Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, and Villa de Sintra. But if you’re seeking some experiences in nature as well, take a trip up to Sintra mountain, pausing at Guincho beach along the way. You can drive up the mountain, stopping for views at Memoria and Peninha, and then descend on the direction of Roca Cape – perfect for ocean views. Along the cliff tops to Almocageme, you’ll have opportunities to pause for wine tasting.

Ready to go rural? The Algarve is where it’s at. Visit Silves, a town whose streets still retain their original medieval character. Visit the biggest castle in the Algarve in the Jewish Quarter, and see the military monument to the Islamic period in Portugal. In Silves you’ll find the handicraft of the nearby Porches, known for its artistic potteries. Portimao is another great port town to visit, and is run by fishermen and tradesmen. Then there is Lagos, known for its association with Portugal’s Age of Discovery. Here you’ll find the Ponta da Piedade, with caves, beaches, and beautifully clear waters.

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