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Top 27 Tourist Attractions in Portugal

Popular Portugal landmarks and tourist spots

  • 2 Pena Palace

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    The colorful Pena Palace in Portugal.
    The Palácio Nacional da Pena is a Portuguese historic building located on one of the peaks of the Sintra Mountains, in the heart of a 200-hectare park in the city of Sintra. It is characterized by its bright colors, yellow and red. We owe it to Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He was of German origin and became an adopted Portuguese as a result of his alliance with Queen Marie II ...

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    Some of the famous Azulejos tiles in Porto.
    Porto held as well endless churches that are decorated with the finest tiles in white and blue, and here and there a touch of yellow, the famous "azulejos". They not only adorn the walls of churches and monasteries but also of simple houses and fountains. They often portray scenes from the country's history or just serve as street name signs or house numbers ...

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  • Even if you are not taking a train, this beautiful railway station is an absolute attraction. Not only the tiles but also the stained-glass windows and the black and white tiled floors are stunning. Thanks to its central location, the Estação de São Bento is an ideal place to start a city walk ...

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    The Ribeira district from the Douro river in Porto.
    Taking the small stairs nearby the Cathedral of Porto, you arrive at the alluring Ribeira district. Ribeira is one of the oldest zones of Porto, made up of medieval streets, narrow alleyways, staircases and scenic spots. It is a crumbling but fascinating neighborhood to walk through and to sit on a terrace while enjoying the rhythm of Porto’s city life ...

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    A cellar in the Vila Nova de Gaia district of Porto.
    You cannot leave Porto without a port wine tasting in Vila Nova de Gaia. This district, also known as Gaia, is home to the terracotta-topped port houses that store most of the world’s supply of Port. Enjoy the ambiance from one of the cafes and restaurants at the riverfront or make a boat trip on a "Rabelo" - a ship that was used to transport the port barrels on the river Douro ...

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    Part of the Douro valley near Porto.
    If you want to learn more about port wine, then make a day trip to the Douro Valley. An attractive route of 120km (75 miles) along the winding river the Douro, takes you to the lovely villages from Porto to Pinhao and Tabuaço. From here you can follow the wine route, “Rota do Vinho do Porto”, along with dazzling viewpoints ...

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    The Siotio da Nazare in Portugal.
    The Sitio of Nazaré is an old small city high up on a cliff overlooking the stunning Nazaré Beach. To get to the top from the beach, take the funicular from the Eiffel era. The smooth ride up to the top offers exceptional views and once on the top; you are treated with spectacular sights over the gorgeous wide golden sand beach ...

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    A nice view of the Dom Luís Bridge connecting Gaia to the Ribeira District in Porto.
    The Dom Luis Bridge is an iron showpiece from 1886 that connects the old Ribeira District of Porto to the port (wine) houses of Vila Nova de Gaia offering spectacular city views.    ...

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  • 14 Chiado

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    A street view within the Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon.

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  • 15 Alfama

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    A hilly street in the Alfama neighborhood of Lisbon.
    Alfama is the oldest and most famous neighborhood in Lisbon. This charming area is an attraction in itself. Here you wander through steep winding alleys where laundry is drying between colored houses decorated with old gates and precious flower pots. In the evening, you can hear in many places the famous Fado music ...

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    Some outside walls of the Saint George Castle overlooking Lisbon.
    The Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George Castle) is located on the highest hill of the city and offers stunning views over the River Tagus and the city. It was build in Lisbon's medieval times. ...

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    The tower of Bélem and its surrounding neighborhood.
    The Tower of Belém is a small fort that stands on the Tagus River banks. The Tower served as a gateway to Lisbon and was also part of the city's defense system.  ...

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    A view of the Cabo da Roca lighthouse in the Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais near Lisbon.
    The Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais offers an incredible diversity of landscapes, including dunes, forests, small lakes, and a beautiful rugged coastline with rocky cliffs. Furthermore, it is home to astonishing beaches and the European continent's westernmost point, Cabo da Roca. This wild and rugged headland was believed to be the world's edge up until the late 14th century ...

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    The "Portas da Cidade" city gate entrance to the city of Ponta Delgada.
    The “Portas da Cidade” is a triple black and white entrance gate that serves as the symbol of the town of Ponta Delgada. ...

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    The Lake of Furnas in the Azores Islands.
    Near the geyser Caldeiras das Furnas you will find this crater lake. Lagos das Furnas - with a unique green-yellowish color of the water - is situated in a scenic surrounding and is a fantastic location to have a picnic. The neighboring village of Furnas is famous for its many hot springs ...

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    A view of the small parish of Praia do Norte in Faial Island's north coast.
    The North coast of Faial – accessible from Horta via the circle road around the island - offers a range of fantastic panoramic views. Enjoy the beautiful beach Praia do Almoxarife, visit the villages of Pedro Miguel and Praia do Norte and admire the stunning contrasts between the black lava fields and lush green vegetation in Fajã da Praia and Norte Pequeno ...

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    A floor view of the Jeronimos Monastery.
    The Jeronimos Monastery is one of the most decorated churches in Portugal.  This grand religious building was founded by King Manuel I in celebration of the successful Portuguese voyages around the world. Here Vasco da Gama spent his last night before his trip to the Far East ...

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