9 Sights not to miss in Portugal
by Emily Benton | Updated 09 March 2020 | Posted in Portugal, Inspirations
Portugal is the perfect holiday destination to enjoy colourful culture, fascinating history and breath-taking beaches. Algarve holidays showcase some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches and a renowned collection of world-class golf courses, whereas staying on the Silver Coast will acquaint you with Portugal’s rich history. Here are some incredible photos of Portugal to inspire your next holiday...
Showcasing some of the most gorgeous beaches in The Algarve, Lagos is a popular destination among holiday makers. The town itself is also particularly beautiful, featuring quintessential cobbled streets, churches and traditional Portuguese restaurants.
One of the best city-beach destinations in Europe, Lisbon is perfect to travel to year-round. Explore charming cathedrals, have lunch in the sun at one of the grand plazas, or see everything that the city has to offer from an iconic yellow tram.
3. Belém Tower
The Tower of St. Vincent or Belém Tower is one of the many highlights of Lisbon. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it played an integral role in Portuguese maritime discoveries after it was built in the 16th century.
4. Porto Old Town
The hillside city of Porto is best characterised by the river Douro, which makes it a popular destination for river cruises. However, it's charm seems most powerful in the old town, where many feel as though they have been transported back in time. It now holds World Heritage Status.
5. Pena National Palace
This completely stunning and flamboyant Romanticist palace can be sound in Sintra. Each section of this impressive structure is individually styled with vivid colours and intricate stone carvings, making this one of the most unique palaces in the world.
6. Azenhas do Mar
One of Portugal's most beautiful costal towns. If you love seafood, you'll find some of the freshest fish in this charming little fishing village.
7. Praia da Rocha in Portimao
This beautiful beach in Portimao is a jewel in amongst the hustle and bustle of a busy resort in The Algarve. It's a perfect place to relax and have some fun on the beach as a family!
8. Vineyards in the Valley of the River Douro
The rugged Douro Valley is said to produce some of the best wine in Portugal and indeed, it's steep-terraced vineyards form a breathtaking landscape over the river. Looking for somewhere to stay? This spacious apartment in Ribeira has an incredible view of the city of Porto and Douro River!
9. Praia de Albandeira in Algarve
This jewel of a coastline is hidden away from the usual tourist route. It's a secluded paradise you and your loved ones will never want to leave.