Friday, 5 July 2019

10 beautiful places in Portugal to visit | Destination Bucket

Portugal is a European country located on the western coast of Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Portugal is one of the most visited countries in Europe due to its unique climate, affordable travel rates and beautiful attractions. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean attracting lots of travelers to visit here. The salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes of Portugal, and the beautiful beaches are a major destination for all tourist. The Portuguese architecture is something you can definitely want to see. The old town Elegant and drenched in opulence, buildings of Lisbon and Porto reflect the life of Portugal’s imperial.

Here are some best places to visit in Portugal

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1. Lisbon
Lisbon, a capital city of Portugal based near Atlantic Ocean along the banks of the Tagus River, this city also called coastal capital of Portugal because it is surrounded by beautiful Atlantic Ocean. This largest city offers a very fresh air winds upward among seven steep hills, beautiful weather, alluring alleys, quaint shops, cathedrals, historical bridges and colorful atmosphere and traditional fado music. The most oldest district of city is Alfama, which is an old Moorish quarter, known for its maze of cobblestone streets, unique architecture and St. George’s Castle. The best way to discover Lisbon is by taking one of the vintage trams such as Tram 28.

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2. Algarve
Algarve is located in southern region of Portugal know for its amazing Atlantic Beaches and Resorts. The Sunny climate, stunning beaches, picturesque towns, historic structures, tasty cuisine and reasonable costs are some of the reasons that make Algarve one of the best place to visit in Portugal. Algarve offers stunning views to your eyes, from beautiful landscapes of olive groves, traditional villages, dramatic cliffs with summer resorts. Faro is the regional capital of Algarve, and Lagos is the best place for enjoying nightlife in Portugal.

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3. Obidos
Obidos is a municipality in obste region, which located in the Centro region of western Portugal on a hilltop. It is surrounded by an old fortified wall. The magnificent castle and historic center are main attraction in Obidos, which can be easily walked. The narrow, cobbled streets leads visitors to the busy squares, cafes, quaint shops and whitewashed houses designed with colorful flowers. The castle is now converted into a luxurious hotel, where you can enjoy your stay.

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4. Sintra
Sintra is a beautiful and colorful resort town located in the foothills of Sintra Mountains on the Lisbon Coast. A day trip from Portugal’s capital city to  Sintra offers a spectacular views of verdant hills, villas, castles and palaces such as the Pena’s Palace, which built in the mid-1800s and serving as a summer retreat for the royal family. It is surrounded by forested which containing unique trees, plants and flowers.

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5. Madeira
Madeira is a autonomous region of Portugal and comprising the 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is also known as a “Floating Garden of the Atlantic,” Madeira is located in Atlantic Ocean between Portugal and North Africa. This town is popular for its lush green landscapes, botanical gardens and wines. The Must-see places in Madeira are the Orchid Garden and Laurissilva Forest. The island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, rocky beaches. The Capital of Madeira, Funchal is famous for beautiful botanic gardens and largest New Year's fireworks show.

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6. Porto
Porto is a coastal city of Portugal, which famous for amazing bridges and port wine production. The busy city of Porto is filled by medieval riverside district, narrow cobbled streets, beautifully designed houses and cafes  along the Douro River in northern Portugal. The Sao Francisco Church is well known for its lavish interior with beautifully decorated ornate gilded carvings.

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7. Evora
Evora is a capital of South Central Alentejo region in Portugal, one of the small town in Portugal, but it fully packed with huge tourist attractions. This town has more than 2000 years history, under Roman rule Evora was a flourishing city. Today, it is a capital of Alentejo region, a well-preserved Old Town, which has more than 4,000 historic structures including ancient Roman walls and temples. The 13th century Cathedral of Evora is one of the most important Gothic structures in Portugal.

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8. Aveiro
Aveiro is located on the west coast of Portugal based alongside the Ria de Aveiro. It is also called as a "Venice of Portugal" due to its picturesque canals connected by charming bridges and navigated with colorful gondolas and boats. Historic sites, beautiful beaches and verity of cuisines make Aveiro a popular tourist destination of Portugal. Aveiro has many attractive destination to visit include the Aveiro Cathedral, Sao Goncalinho Chapel and  Convento de Jesus, all are known for its beautiful architecture and artistic works.

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9. Azores
Azores is one of the autonomous regions of Portugal, which composed of 9 volcanic islands of Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,500 km west of Lisbon. This town has best whale watching spots in the world, hot water springs, and some seaside towns, every island has its own unique identity. Sao Miguel is the largest island in Azores and known as “The Green Island” and Pico is a home of highest mountain in Portugal. The islands of Azores is surrounded by amazing landscapes, fishing villages and green mountains.

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10. Coimbra
Coimbra is a charming riverside city situated in front of Mondego River in Central Portugal. This city is a former capital of Portugal and a home of well preserved medieval old town, beautiful gardens and fado music. One of the best things to do in Coimbra is exploring the many historic attractions from stunning Old Cathedral to Gothic Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha. Your trip to Coimbra cannot be completed without visiting to the University of Coimbra to discover the world’s most beautiful Joanina Library.

Also check, Top 10 remarkable destination to visit in Madrid, Spain

2 comments:

  1. Hi! Thanks for sharing the most beautiful places to visit in Portugal. I have heard about Parque Natural da ArrĂ¡bida a lot. Could you suggest anything about it?

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