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Best attractions in Portugal

24 January 2019
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Portugal truly has it all for that unforgettable holiday- a fascinating history, warm, friendly people, great weather and incredible beaches. With so much natural beauty and character it’s no wonder that visitors return year after year to this beautiful haven. We've selected just some of the top attractions you should see in Portugal.

The Beaches


There are about 100 attractive sandy beaches on the Algarve’s Atlantic coastline, with rust-hued cliffs and rock formations forming an impressive backdrop. Due to the maritime shelf and water currents, the sea temperature is surprisingly warm. Make sure to keep an eye out for dolphins and whales, which can often be spotted off the Algarve coast.

Discover the Algarve Coast and Country

Belem Tower


This tower is to Lisbon what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris or Big Ben is to London. It is the city's most photographed landmark, which along with the marvellous Jerónimos Monastery, should top your list of must-see monuments.

Explore the Estoril & the Lisbon Coast

Porto


Located on the Duoro River in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of Europe’s oldest cities, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Lovers of the arts will be spoilt for choice in Porto. Visit the Rua Miguel Bombard, home to many of the city’s galleries and the Palacio da Bolsa do Porto (the stock exchange building) – one of the most attractive buildings in the city.

Take a Douro River Cruise

Braga


Portugal’s third-largest city is an elegant town laced with ancient narrow lanes, strewn with plazas and a splendid array of baroque churches. The constant chiming of bells is a reminder of Braga’s age-old devotion to the spiritual world. Its religious festivals – particularly the elaborately staged Semana Santa (Holy Week) – are famous throughout Portugal.

Enjoy the Highlights of Northern Portugal & Santiago de Compostela

View all our guided holidays to Portugal.

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