Things to do in Portugal
Small country by surface area (barely 1/5th of its Spanish neighbor), Portugal is nevertheless large by the extent of its wealth, between medieval towns, dream beaches, wild nature and legendary hospitality. It's no coincidence that the most Western country in Europe won the 2017 'Best Tourist Destination in the World' at the World Travel Awards! The attractions of Portugal are not limited to its two flagship cities, Lisbon and Porto. The rest of these beautiful country draws you in to discover its secrets, whether its unique monuments, beautiful preserved landscapes, and rich blend of people, culture or nature.”
Must-see in Portugal
•Let's start with the obvious: Lisbon. The Lusitanian capital will seduce lovers of ancient architecture (Castle Saint-Georges, Tower of Belém, Jerónimos Monastery ...), museums (Berardo, National Museum of the Azulejo ...) or simply exploration of its vibrant streets, historic districts and many lookouts overlooking the city.
•Porto, the other great Portuguese city, is seductive and endearing in its own unique ways, and offers a myriad of experiences which hold surprises every step of the way. Its wines and its gastronomy, as well as splendid views of the Douro river or authentic and typically Portuguese atmosphere of its narrow streets and small squares. Do not hesitate to discover the fabulous Douro valley upstream of Porto and its vineyards on built on hillside terraces.
•Cape on the Portuguese islands, and more precisely on two archipelagos, Madeira and the Azores. Located in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, these are true island paradises for those who love nature: primitive forests, steep mountains and incredible marine and terrestrial biodiversity hide unlimited habitats waiting to be explored.
•Return to the mainland, with a stop in the heart of the Alentejo, in the magnetic city of Evora. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 'city-museum' built on a hill is a time machine and a history book, from Roman times with the Temple of Diana to the Middle Ages (the Cathedral of Evora, the largest in Portugal) and the Renaissance.
•Finally, a little further south, the delightful region of the Algarve draws you with its sandy beaches, rugged rocky shores and historic villages.