11
Best Places to Visit in Portugal

An incredible array of monuments and historical structures that define Portugal's history include many of which have been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

Portugal's capital, Lisbon, is one of the most appealing cities in all of Europe. 

1. Lisbon

One of Portugal's leading tourist destinations is Sintra. Awarded UNESCO recognition for its extraordinary cultural landscape

2. Sintra

The city of Porto is home to some of the outstanding examples of Baroque churches and Neoclassical structures in the nation.

3. Porto

One of Portugal's most alluring cities is Évora, located deep within the Alentejo.

4. Évora

5. Óbidos

Bidos is every artist's dream. Strong ancient walls surround a collection of whitewashed homes, cafes, and artisan shops lining a succession of tiny, cobblestone streets.

6. Tavira

The town is also home to the fascinating Ncleo Islamico museum. Highlights include a remarkable figurative vase from the 11th century.

7. Parque Natural da Ria Formosa

8. Coimbra

Coimbra's renowned university on a hilltop is just one of the many reasons to go there.

9. Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela

10. Elvas

The Aqueduto da Amoreira, the town's remarkable 16th-century aqueduct, and two smaller outlying forts are all visible from a castle situated on the north wall.

11. Guimarães

Given that this noble city formerly served as Portugal's capital, it is appropriate that its historic centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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