Portugal far beyond Porto and Lisbon! Discover traditional itineraries and other unmissable stops in the best destinations in Portugal

talk about best destinations to visit in Portugal it becomes a difficult task, considering that the whole country is a enchantment. Europe's rare gem is increasingly being quoted when it comes to tourism – and it is not for less – Portugal was considered the best destination to visit in Europe, for the second consecutive year.

Despite having a small territory, Portuguese culture has developed with specific particularities of each region and this is reflected in everyday life, in architecture and in the way in which cities were developed.

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These aspects also determine some curious customs, which show the traditional Lusitanian culture still present. Through the cities,There are so many historical monuments, religious temples, cozy bistros and an infinity of scenic landscapes, contrasted with modern and bustling urban centers.

Do you want to know a little of what Portugal has to offer? Check out our selection with some of the best destinations to visit in Portugal:


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Lisbon is, in addition to one of the best cities to visit in Portugal, one of the main destinations in Europe. The largest city in the country, it has a unique historical heritage, which can be seen during tours of its Historic Center and monuments such as Castelo de São Jorge and Torre de Belém.


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Approximately 30 km away from Lisbon, Sintra is the perfect destination for those looking for a different atmosphere from that found in the capital, even with one city being so close to the other. Its castles and palaces are its main highlight, and the Castelo dos Mouros and the Sintra National Palace cannot be left out of your itinerary.


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The city of Porto, divided by the Douro River, is another of the important destinations to visit in Portugal to admire the local architecture and the history that is everywhere, especially in its Historic Center, considered a World Heritage Site. It is also where the famous Port wine is produced, which must be in at least one of your meals.


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Talasnal is part of the so-called Schist Villages, known for their stone houses, rustic and bucolic landscapes that provide tourists with good moments of exploration. Located literally in the middle of nature, this village itself, with its alleys and peculiar architecture, makes anyone forget that they are in a trip to Portugal, giving the impression of being a magical world apart.


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The city of Faro is known for being the capital of the Algarve and also for being one of the best cities to visit in Portugal during the summer, with Praia de Faro being one of its most famous beaches. There you can appreciate rock formations in the sea or walk through the Old Town to learn more about this destination.


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Capital of Madeira, the city of Funchal is primarily geared towards tourism, offering history, culture and rich landscapes for tourists. The Monte Palace Tropical Garden is one of its main tourist attractions, but that's not all that makes it one of the best destinations to visit in Portugal: on the last day of the year, the biggest fireworks show in the country takes place, considered one of the best in the world.

Tomar, known as the City of the Templars, Évora with its wall and ruins and Braga with its medieval climate are also great cities to visit in Portugal and enjoy an amazing trip. Whether you want to learn more about the country's history, take refuge in bucolic places or enjoy the European summer on incredible beaches, you'll always have great options to compose your itinerary.

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