Portugal Travel Guide

Portugal Travel Guide

Located on the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is one of Europe’s most visited countries due to its idyllic climate, affordable travel costs and exceptional attractions. Portugal’s varied geography ranges from the verdant mountains and vineyards of the North to the glamorous beaches of the Algarve along the southern coastline. Also belonging to Portugal but lying in the Atlantic Ocean are the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, known for their lush landscapes and flower gardens.


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The archipelago of “Azores” located 930 nautical miles away from Lisbon, situated in the Atlantic Ocean is renowned for its stunning volcanic islands, mesmerizing whale watching, hot mineral springs, and quaint seaside towns. In this fascinating archipelago, “Sao Miguel” – the largest island of the archipelago, also called the Green Island; and “Pico” - home to the highest mountain in Portugal are the prime attractions of the Archipelago of Azores. Similarly, another archipelago in Atlantic is a fertile oasis “Madeira”; nicknamed “Floating Garden in Atlantic”. Madeira is popular for its lush green landscapes, flower gardens, and wines. During your visit to Madeira, you must not miss visiting “Orchid Garden”, “Laurissilva Forest”, and “Funchal”.  

“Porto” – known for its famous wine production, this port city is among the favorite tourist destination in Northern Portugal. The charming pedestrian zone called “Riberia” is a must-visit place to visit in Porto as this atmospheric place welcomes its visitors with live music, street vendors, intriguing cafes, and awesome restaurants. Major sites to visit in Porto are “Ponte Dum Louis”, “Vila Nova de Gaia”. 

The bustling city “Aveiro” also known as the “Venice of Portugal” hugs the country’s Atlantic coast in central Portugal. The scenic canals, charming bridges, historic sites, beautiful beaches, colorful gondolas, and tasty cuisine make Aveiro a popular tourist destination in Portugal. Aveiro’s main attractions include; “Aveiro Cathedral”, “Sao Goncalinho Chapel”, and the “Convento de Jesus”. 

Another charming city in Portugal that is home to a treasure trove of historic sites and lively culture is the city of “Coimbra”. Situated by the Mondego River, this striking city provides an opportunity to its visitors to get lost and discover the many historic attractions that include; “Old Cathedral”, “Gothic Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha”, and the “University of Coimbra”.  

Other famous places to visit in Portugal include “Evora” – a flourishing city with a history dating back to 2000 years; “Sintra” – Nested in the foothills of Sintra Mountains Sintra is a spectacular city with verdant hills sprinkled with pretty castles and palaces; “Obidos” – famous for its magnificent medieval castles, cobblestone streets, busy squares, quaint shops and whitewashed houses; and “Algarve” – a beautiful city with gorgeous beaches, picturesque landscapes, traditional whitewashed villages, and dramatic cliffs.  


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