Never been to Portugal before? You’re certainly missing out! We love Portugal and think that everyone should visit the gorgeous country if possible. To help you figure out where to go and what to see, here is our guide to the country. Think of it as our portal to Portugal!
Porto is Portugal’s second largest city and is known for its historic architecture and hilly streets. The colorful buildings that line its old streets are right next to some beautiful colorful buildings – in fact, the whole city is very picture-perfect! This is the best destination for foodies as the city is well-known for its fantastic wines and restaurants. If you love nature, you will also find some breathtaking coastal walks.
Portugal’s capital city sits right on a coastal hilltop and is a fantastic destination for newbies to the country. Take a trip to the Torre de Belem. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most famous monuments in the whole of the country. There’s more history to discover at the Igreja de Sao Vicente de Fora, a church built by the very first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques.
It’s known for featuring some of the best property for sale in Portugal and being a holiday destination of the rich and famous. But, in reality, you don’t need to a 5-star budget to be able to visit the Algarve. And it’s certainly worth factoring in a few days to travel to this beautiful corner of the world. You will find stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and fantastic seafood restaurants.
The area of Sintra is made up of fairytale-style woods, which are known for inspiring the children’s author Hans Christian Andersen when he visited. This is a great area to visit if you want to go trekking through some awe-inspiring countryside and landscapes. Plus, it’s only 30 kilometres from the city of Lisbon, so you can easily take a day trip to the capital.
Portugal is a popular destination with surfers, and all the big surfers know that the best waters are at Ericeira. This little fishing village has built up an extremely good reputation for its surf over the past few years. Even if you don’t want to get into the water yourself, you can still spend an afternoon sitting on the cliffs watching all of the pros on their boards.
If you happen to be in Portugal for Halloween, make sure you visit Evora. This city is probably best known for its large Chapel of Bones. This church dates back to the 16th century and features around 5,000 human bones. When you walk around the church, you will see that bones have been cast into the concrete from the floors right up the ceiling. But Evora isn’t just about this macabre attraction, though. Tourists also visit the Cathedral of Evora and the Roman Temple.
Hopefully, this blog post has given you a good idea of what there is awaiting you in Portugal. Have a great trip!