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About Lisbon

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Cities of Portugal.

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Lisbon: The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon (map), attracts a large number of visitors every year. It offers a blend of historical sites, vibrant neighborhoods, delicious cuisine, and a lively cultural scene. Highlights include the historic district of *Alfama (map), Belem Tower (map), Jeronimos Monastery (map), and the picturesque neighborhoods of Bairro Alto (map) and Baixa (map).

Porto: Located in the north of Portugal, Porto (map) is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and of course, its famous *Port wine. The historic center of Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visitors can explore attractions like the Ribeira district (map), Clérigos Tower (map), Livraria Lello bookstore (map), and enjoy a cruise along the Douro River.

*Faro: Located in the southern region of the Algarve, Faro (map) serves as the gateway to this popular tourist destination. While many visitors pass through Faro to reach the stunning beaches and resorts of the Algarve, the city itself has its own charm with its medieval walls, picturesque streets, and a beautiful old town.

Sintra: Situated near Lisbon, Sintra (map) is a fairy-tale-like town known for its enchanting palaces, lush gardens, and mystical atmosphere. The UNESCO-listed town is home to attractions like Pena Palace (map), Quinta da Regaleira (map), and the Moorish Castle (map). The romantic and whimsical ambiance of Sintra makes it a favorite among tourists.

Évora: Located in the Alentejo region, Évora (map) is a well-preserved medieval city that offers a glimpse into Portugal’s history and heritage. The city’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visitors can explore attractions like the Roman Temple of Évora (map), the Cathedral of Évora (map), and the eerie Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos, map).

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#1 Visit Porto

Porto, also known as Oporto, is the second-largest city in Portugal and one of the country’s most vibrant and historic destinations.

#2 Visit Sintra

Sintra is renowned for its romantic and fairytale-like atmosphere, filled with magnificent palaces, historic buildings, and enchanting gardens.

#3 Visit Madeira

Madeira’s natural beauty, pleasant climate, and welcoming atmosphere make it an appealing destination for nature enthusiasts.

Regions of Portugal.

Tourist information about the regions of Portugal.

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Lisbon and Surroundings: The capital city of Lisbon and its surrounding areas offer a wealth of attractions. From the historic neighborhoods of Alfama and Belém to the stunning coastline of Cascais and the natural beauty of Sintra, this region is a favorite among visitors. It combines rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful landscapes.

Algarve: Located in the southernmost region of Portugal, the Algarve is famous for its stunning beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and lively resorts. It offers a variety of activities such as golfing, water sports, and exploring charming towns like Faro, Albufeira, and Lagos.

Porto and the Douro Valley: Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city, is renowned for its historic center, Port wine cellars, and stunning bridges. The nearby Douro Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its terraced vineyards, scenic river cruises, and wine tastings.

Madeira: The Madeira archipelago, located in the Atlantic Ocean, is a popular destination known for its lush landscapes, mild climate, and vibrant flora. The main island of Madeira offers hiking opportunities, beautiful gardens, and charming towns like Funchal.

Azores: The Azores, a group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, is a paradise for nature lovers. It offers breathtaking landscapes, including volcanic lakes, hot springs, and dramatic coastlines. Outdoor activities such as hiking, whale watching, and diving are popular here.

Alentejo: The Alentejo region is characterized by its rolling plains, vineyards, and historic towns. It is known for its tranquil atmosphere, traditional rural life, and cultural heritage. Evora, *Monsaraz, and *Marvão are among the charming towns worth visiting in Alentejo.

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Apply for a visitor visa. Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Portugal.

Wine Tourism.

Portugal by Wine is a platform to book and promote leisure activities within the wine and gastronomy tourism sector in Portugal.

Portugal Nature Trails.

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juliedawnfox.com: Meet Julie Dawn Fox, your outsider on the inside. Award-winning Portugal blogger and contributor to DK EyeWitness Travel Guides to Lisbon, Portugal and Europe plus publications like the Huffington Post and Ritz-Carlton Magazine.

jolandblog.com: Making Travel Easy For The Solo Female Traveler.

PPL – Portugal’s national cycle touring network.

CoopTaxis – Portugal’s national taxi company.