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Portugal has a rich history spanning thousands of years, and there are numerous historical and cultural sites to explore. The Algarve region is particularly renowned for its golden sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Wine enthusiasts can explore the Douro Valley, known for its port wine production, or the Alentejo region, which produces world-class red wines. The country has diverse landscapes, including mountains, forests, and national parks. Hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park, surfing in Peniche, or exploring the volcanic islands of the Azores are just a few options available.

Here are some popular tourist destinations in Portugal:

Lisbon: Portugal’s capital city is known for its colorful neighborhoods, historic sites, and lively atmosphere. Don’t miss attractions like the iconic Belem Tower (map), Jeronimos Monastery (map), *Alfama district (map), and the lively streets of Baixa (map).

Porto: Located in the north of Portugal, Porto is famous for its historic center, the Ribeira district (map), and its connection to port wine production. Visit the Douro River, stroll across the Dom Luís I Bridge (map), and explore the charming streets of this coastal city.

Sintra: Just a short distance from Lisbon, Sintra (map) is a fairytale-like town known for its romantic palaces, lush gardens, and mystical atmosphere. The Pena Palace (map), Quinta da Regaleira (map), and the Moorish Castle (map) are some of the must-see attractions.

Algarve: The southernmost region of Portugal, the Algarve (map), is renowned for its stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, and picturesque fishing villages. Places like *Lagos (map), Albufeira (map), and *Faro (map) attract visitors with their golden sands, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant nightlife.

Madeira: Located in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira (map) is a Portuguese archipelago known for its lush landscapes, stunning cliffs, and subtropical climate. Explore the capital city of Funchal, visit the beautiful gardens, and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and whale watching.

*Coimbra: Home to one of Europe’s oldest universities, Coimbra (map) is a historic city with a charming old town and a rich cultural heritage. Don’t miss the University of Coimbra (map), the Joanina Library (map), and the Monastery of Santa Cruz (map).

Évora: Situated in the Alentejo region, Évora (map) is a well-preserved medieval city known for its Roman Temple, Gothic cathedral, and narrow streets lined with white-washed houses. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a glimpse into Portugal’s past.

*Aveiro: Often called the “Venice of Portugal,” Aveiro (map) is a coastal town famous for its canals, colorful Moliceiro boats, and beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. Take a boat tour along the canals, visit the Aveiro Museum (map), and indulge in the local sweet treat called “ovos moles.”

For those seeking adrenaline-pumping activities, Portugal has options like surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, rock climbing, and canyoning. The western coast, including spots like Nazaré (map), is known for its massive waves that attract surfers from around the world.

About Portugal

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About Lisbon

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Information about all types of public transport in the country.

Cities & Regions

Useful info about the regions and cities of the country.

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Cultural and Historical Tourism: Portugal’s rich history and cultural heritage make it an excellent destination for cultural and historical enthusiasts. Cities like Lisbon, Porto, *Évora, and *Coimbra offer a wealth of historical sites, museums, and UNESCO World Heritage sites, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the country’s fascinating past.

Beach Tourism: Portugal’s extensive coastline makes it a fantastic destination for beach lovers. The Algarve region, with its stunning sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque coastal towns like *Lagos (map), Albufeira (map), attracts sun-seekers from around the world.

Wine Tourism: Portugal is renowned for its wine production, and wine tourism is a popular topic for visitors. The Douro Valley, Porto, and the Alentejo region are key destinations for wine enthusiasts, offering vineyard tours, wine tastings, and the chance to learn about the winemaking process.

Nature and Outdoor Tourism: Portugal’s diverse landscapes provide ample opportunities for nature and outdoor activities. From hiking in the stunning Peneda-Gerês National Park to exploring the volcanic landscapes of the Azores or birdwatching in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, nature lovers will find plenty to discover. Locations such as Peniche, *Ericeira, and Nazaré are popular among surfers seeking great waves and thrilling experiences.

#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.

Public Transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Portugal.

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BUS: Rede Expressos is one of the largest inter-city bus companies.

TRAIN: Rail travel in Portugal (Comboios de Portugal) is usually slightly faster than travel by bus, but services are less frequent and cost more. As a rule of thumb, if one is traveling by rail within Portugal or internationally, the main railway junction is in Entroncamento (map), from here all lines branch out and all trains make a stop.

AIRPORT: Lisbon Portela Airport is the main aviation hub. Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, serving Portugal’s second-largest city and the entire northern part of the country. Madeira Airport in Funchal serves the green island in the Atlantic. João Paulo II Airport in Ponta Delgada serves the Azores archipelago.


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Useful websites.

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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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PPL – Portugal’s national cycle touring network.

CoopTaxis – Portugal’s national taxi company.