13 amazing things to see in Portugal

In this blog, we will discuss the most beautiful places in Portugal. Portugal is a country with many different areas, so there is a lot to see and experience in this beautiful country. Have fun reading this blog about 13 amazing things to see in Portugal.

#1 Algarve
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#2 Óbidos 

For people who love idyllic villages, this is an absolute must. Located slightly above Lisbon, the village is known for its medieval layout. A very nice village to visit if you are staying near Lisbon.

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#3 ‘The Venice of Portugal’

The town of Aveiro is hugely reminiscent of the well-known Venice. The town on the west coast of Portugal has lots of water and boats reminiscent of the gondolas that sail in Venice. A very nice experience to sail past the colored houses of the city!

#4 Driving along the Douro valley

Driving along the Douro Valley you can enjoy beautiful views. Along the way you will come across hills with fruit trees, vineyards and some beautiful mountain villages. By the way, it is also possible to cruise the river by boat, if you want to spend a little more time here!

#5 Serra de Estrela 

The highest point of this mountain range is located at an altitude of 1993 meters and provides you with beautiful views of the mountains. You can reach the mountain peak by car and there are also many beautiful walks near the summit.

#6 Porto 

This port city is one of Portugal’s most beautiful cities and even has a district included on the UNESCO World Heritage List: Ribeira. The city has much to offer in the way of ancient architecture and, of course, the product from which the city gets its name: Port.

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#7 Fatima 

Many pilgrims flock to this city in Portugal every year. But many tourists also come here, so the city attracts millions of visitors every year. So even if you are not religious, this city is definitely worth visiting!

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#8 Peniche 

If you love surfing, the town of Peniche is definitely worth a visit. The sea here is perfect for surfers, so get your sporty mindset on! If you are not into surfing, you can enjoy the beautiful mix between rocks and vegetation!

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#9 Côa Valley

This place is characterized by its many ancient petroglyphs. These drawings date back to prehistoric times, so especially for history buffs, this is a must-do in Portugal!

#10 Azores 

If you want a little more peace and quiet during your vacation, but still want to enjoy one of the highlights of Portugal’s beautiful nature, visit the Azores. Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this group of islands is known for its breathtaking views and picturesque villages.

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#11 Madeira

If you love hiking and biking during your vacation, visit Madeira. This island is incredibly suitable for exploring by bike or walking! There are also some nice villages here that are worth visiting.

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#12 Sintra

West of Lisbon, on the beautiful hills of the Serra de Sintra lies a beautiful mountain village: Sintra. In this area you will find many beautiful castles perched on high hills. This village is easily reached by train from Lisbon!

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#13 Lisbon 
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