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23 Best Places in Portugal and why you should go

By | Last Updated: 30th May 2023

Having more than 800 kilometers of enticing Atlantic Ocean coastline, Portugal is one of Europe’s most visited countries because of its ideal atmosphere, reasonable travel costs and uncommon attractions.

We have uncountable reasons for you to pack a back and make a trip to Portugal, the land of discoveries. Here are the 23 best places in portugal.

1. St. George’s Castle, Lisbon : Because you cannot miss the chance of the view this castle built on the crown of the hills have.

2. To enjoy the world class whale watching and being fascinated by the 9 volcanic mountains of The Atlantic Ocean like São Miguel.

São Miguel erasmusu.com

3. So that you get to see the Venice of Portugal with the amazing historic sights and gorgeous beaches it has, the city of Aveiro will not disappoint you.

4. Cruising around in a tiny boat between huge cliffs of Ponta da Piedade will be the best adventure you have ever had.

Ponta da Piedade@ievamot on Instagram

I can guarantee this one is the best of 23 best places in portugal.

5. The Roman Evora, this intriguing alloy of Baroque, Gothic, Romanesque, Roman, Renaissance, and Manueline architectural patterns is also a town that has immense historical, religious, and archaeological significance which is a dream come true for any history lover.

6. Madeira, this so called “Floating garden of the Atlantic “has the most breath taking ocean views. A cup of coffee and pure silence with this view is what you want to make your holidays a true vacation.

Madeira  wikimedia

7. The different ecosystems are a delight to explore here at the Lisbon’s oceanarium. With its representational layout of four seas and landscapes you will be flabbergasted for sure.

Lisbon’s Oceanarium mummytravels.com

8. And if you wish to truly live in the medieval times, Monsaraz. A glass of wine with some of the local dishes will take you back to the old times.

Monsaraz @yanabelitskaya on Instagram

9. Walled Town of Obidos: Simply envision a town of fantastic whitewashed houses with a lively sprinkle of blue and yellow on the dividers, winding stone-cleared lanes hung with bloom. Well that’s just it! Dreamy isn’t it?

Walled Town of Obidos @angellily_blythe on Instagram

10. Because the Sintra Mountains are the highest you can get in Sintra.

Sintra Mountains @bendabee on Instagram

11. Mountains of the stars, Centro are really what they are called.

12. Dom Luís I Bridge was once the longest bridge of its type and you will be lucky to be standing on it.

Dom Luís I Bridge  dreamstime.com

13. Sintra National Palace is right in the heart of the romantic city of Sintra with the perfect architecture.

14. Frango Piri Piri (chicken piri piri), If you haven’t tried it, this is the best chicken ever, EVER! This will no doubt be a treat for your taste buds.

Frango Piri Piri @elsaxxmaria on instagram

15. Doce Fino do Algarve (marzipan sweets) these are the small marizpan treats shaped and sculpted in different forms, usually fruit but also animals and even people, beautifully colored and amazingly lifelike. Made from almond paste, they are part of a tradition that can trace its roots back to the Moorish times. An excellent dessert, they also make a great souvenir gift. So this is something you would definitely want to take back home.

Doce Fino do Algarve  @rdsantos82 instagram

16. Elevador de Santa Justa: An Antique Elevator with City Views. Now this is something you don’t see every day or let’s say anywhere.

17. Watch the Races at Estoril which is the host of the annual Grand Prix racing event.

Races at Estoril @ngap instagram

18. Escape your stress in Sintra as it is the most beautiful place in Portugal. When you’re not immersing yourself in the historic palaces, enjoy the town’s historic homes, craft shops, local cafes and the famous Toy Museum.

Sintra @vin instagram

19. Listen to Fado in Lisbon which is the most distinct and well-known melody in Portugal.

Fado in Lisbon @fadoinchiado instagram

20. Because the world isn’t just what you see. Explore sea life at Zoomarine Park with dolphin shows and amazing rides you’ve never seen before.

Zoomarine Park

21. The modern gallery of Colecção Berardo, Belem gives a chance to the art lovers to have a look at the works of renowned artists like Andy Warhol.

Colecção Berardo  

22. Lisbon seven hills Electric bike tour will give you the experience of roaming around on a bike sightseeing or even racing with other tourists.

Lisbon seven hills Electric bike tour

23. Tagus River sunset cruise will give you back your inner peace with the shades of light in the sky and calmness of the ocean alongside your loved ones.

Tagus River sunset cruise

So what are you waiting for? You don’t want to miss the chance of experiencing so many wonderful once in a lifetime things we just told you about do you? Who knows when is your last, why not make the best of the days you have and be free to see want and think what you want. With all those things no one will regret their decision because Portugal is such a versatile country that it has something for everyone. You don’t have to be an art lover to roam around in this beautiful fun city. Just give yourself a chance.


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