PORTUGAL TRAVEL GUIDE
Plan your trip to Portugal
Portugal is an awesome place to travel to if you want to visit cities with a lot of character, spectacular beaches and towns with charming castles. Portugal is a perfect destination to do a road trip from north to south or to visit some of the country’s major cities or regions. In addition, it is one of the most affordable countries in Western Europe.
Get ready to marvel at the beautiful cities of Porto and Lisbon. Have fun discovering incredible palaces, such as Palacio da Pena and Quinta da Regaleira. And be amazed by the amazing beaches of the Algarve. All this while you have fun with friendly Portuguese people and delight in the amazing gastronomy. Be sure to try Port wine and Pastéis de Belém.
PLACES TO VISIT IN PORTUGAL
Tips for every destination
Lisbon and Porto are the two most visited cities in Portugal. Both cities are amazing in their unique way. Fátima, Braga, Aveiro, Óbidos, Coimbra and Sintra are all places that get their share amount of visitors.
Algarve is one of Portugal’s main tourist attractions. Its incredible beaches and cliffs attract tourist year round. If you are a nature lover, you must visit Peneda-Gerês National Park and Douro Valley.
The Azores Islands and Madeira are Portuguese territories in the Atlantic Ocean. All these islands are volcanic and have a very wild nature. You can expect to see incredible cliffs, waterfalls, coastlines and laurel forests.
Below you can find my published blog posts about the different areas of Portugal.
Algarve is one of the places that you must visit on your trip to Portugal, especially if you are looking for dreamy beaches. The Algarve’s coast has a 205 kilometer-long coastline with incredible cliffs and large beaches. Some beaches have calm waters and others with plenty of waves.
If you are going to visit Algarve, you must visit places like Portimão, Lagos, Sagres, Tavira, Faro and Silves. As for nature, I recommend visiting Praia de Dona Ana, Praia do Camilo, Praia da Marinha, Cueva de Benagil and Praia da Falesia. Don’t forget to enjoy a sunset at Cabo San Vicente.
Its viewpoints with incredible views, local markets full of life and delicious pastéis de Belém, make Lisbon a very interesting city to visit. Located near the Tagus River, the capital of Portugal hides endless plans and places to see.
Some of the best places to visit in Lisbon are Plaza de Comercio, Lisbon Cathedral, Carmo Convent, Monument to the Discoveries, Castle of São Jorge, Belém Tower, Jerónimos de Belém Monastery, Time Out Market Lisbon, April 15th Bridge and Santa Lucía Viewpoint.
I recommend visiting Madeira if you are looking for a combination of rigged coast and mountains. It is an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, with two inhabited islands, Madeira and Porto Santo, and several smaller uninhabited islands. They are all volcanic islands. In addition, the island of Madeira has a mountainous massif with a 1,862 meter high peak.
The island of Madeira offers several fun plans for those seeking adventure. Some of the places that should be part of your itinerary are Porto Moniz, Funchal, Praia da Calheta, Paul Do Mar, São Vicente, Madeira Natural Park, Cascada do Risco, Ponta do Rosto Viewpoint, Porto Santo, the Forest Laurisilva of Madeira, etc.
Very few cities are as old and beautiful as Porto. This town in the north of Portugal has a lot to offer its visitors. From the magical atmosphere near the Douro River to the exquisite wine tastings in Vila Nova de Gaia wineries. Porto is a unique city and I am sure you will love it.
Some of the best places to visit in Porto are São Bento Station, Don Luis I Bridge, Clérigos Tower, Porto Cathedral, Chapel of the Souls, Church of San Ildefonso and Avenida dos Aliados. I am sure you will have a great time strolling through the magical streets of Porto while you discover stunning spots.