Places to Visit in Portugal

Places to Visit in Portugal

Places to Visit in Portugal

  1. Take a stroll along the Boardwalk where beaches dotted along the coast from Cascais to Lisbon are always full of life with cafes, restaurants and bars fueling the laid back atmosphere
  2. The "Monument to the Discoveries" is built on the Belem coast where ships used to set sail to all corners of the world. Carved into the concrete ship are Portugal's most influential sailors and discovery masterminds.
  3. Estoril BeachThe beach on the beautiful sunny Estoril coast is always bustling with people picnicking, swimming and suntanning
  4. DouroThe Douro River flows from Northern Spain across to its outlet in the Northern city of Porto in Portugal. Porto's historic city centre has been classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
  5. Lisbon TramLisbon is one of the few cities that still has a functioning tram network, contributing to the charm of the city.
  6. PR ComercioAfter the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, this square was completely remodeled as part of the city centre restructuring plan and renamed Praca do Comercio (the Square of Commerce) to indicate its new function as the finance and governance hub.
  7. The lighthouse of Santa Maria offers a beautiful panorama of Cascais both during the day and at sunset.
  8. Cascais MarinaFilled with sailboats and motor boats, the marina of Cascais is a great place to go for a walk or to enjoy a "bica" (the Portuguese name for an espresso) and pastry or sandwich.
  9. Castelo de Sao JorgeLocated on the highest hill over-looking Lisbon and the river, Castelo de Sao Jorge is a Moorish castle that later became home to the Royal Family and eventually housed a charitable institution for educating children. The castle was renovated, protected and open to the public in the 1940's
  10. Guincho BeachLocated along the coast after Cascais, towards Sintra, Guincho beach is popular with surfers, wind-surfers and kite-surfers
  11. Jeronimos MonastaryClassified a UNESCO world heritage sight in 1983, the church became a house of prayer for seamen entering or leaving Lisbon after the arrival of Vasco da Gama whose travels represented Portuguese expansion into unknown lands.

Below is a list of the recommended places to visit in Portugal. Click through to read more.

Cascais

Cascais_beach_03Cascais was traditionally a seaside fishing village. In the late 19th century, Cascais was transformed into a fashionable seaside resort where the nobility chose the fresh coastal air of Cascais as the location to build their mansions and villas where they would spend summers with their families. Read more >>

 

 

 

Estoril

Praia_do_Tamariz_EstorilEstoril is a five minute train ride from Cascais, or a 20 minute walk along the promenade that connects Cascais to Estoril . Historically, Estoril was one of the forts built along the coastline to defend one of the possible entries into Lisbon. Read more>>

 

 

 

 

Sintra

 

Lisbon

Tram_28,_LisbonLisbon is the capital city and largest city of Portugal with a population of 547,631. The urban area of Lisbon extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 3 million making it the 9th most populous urban area in the European Union.  Read more>>

 

 

 

Algarve

 

Other Places of Interest

Portugal has other lesser known but beautiful places to visit.  We’ve listed here are some of the ones we highly recommend.

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