The most beautiful places in Portugal

The most beautiful places in Portugal

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Portugal, located in the west of the Iberian Peninsula, offers many interesting places to visit. You will see beautiful medieval monuments here and amazing coastline with massive cliffs and magnificent beaches. In this list are selected places only from mainland of Portugal, ie outside the Azores and Madeira

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Porto
41.158, -8.629
87 m / 285 ft

#1 Porto

The most beautiful Portuguese city

Porto is the second largest, but the most beautiful portuguese city, with a picturesque location above the Douro River. You will find here many sights such as the Torre dos Clérigos, the 75 m high bell tower, Palácio da Bolsa, the main street of Avenida dos Aliados and many churches. The most beautiful is the overall view of the city from the river and its atmosphere

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Ponta de Piedade
37.084, -8.667
1 m / 3 ft

#2 Ponta de Piedade

The most beautiful beach in the Algarve

To the south of Lagos is the interesting Cape - Ponta de Piedade. You will find here small beaches among beautiful rock formations. If you see advertising of the Algarve, the images are usually acquired from here.

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Jerónimos Monastery
38.698, -9.206
14 m / 46 ft

#3 Jerónimos Monastery

The largest portuguese monastery

Monasterio de los Jerónimos - The Jeronimos Monastery is situated in the suburb of Lisbon in Belém. It is an impressive building in the Renaissance Manuele style, which is one of the most important attractions of Portugal. There is also the tomb of the Portuguese kings in the monastery

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Cliffs at Praia da Ursa
38.793, -9.492
24 m / 79 ft

#4 Cliffs at Praia da Ursa

God's Cliffs

Just off the westernmost point of mainland Europe - the Cabo de Roca Cape, is one of the most interesting beaches in the world at all - Praia da Ursa. It is famous mainly due to the amazing rock formations that come out of the sea.

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Lisabon
38.725, -9.15
56 m / 184 ft

#5 Lisabon

The capital of Portugal

The city of Lisbon belongs to smaller European capitals, but if you count the agglomerations, it is more than three million inhabitants. Among the most important sights are Belém Tower, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, castle of saint George and the historic district of Baixa.

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Pena Palace
38.788, -9.391
476 m / 1 562 ft

#6 Pena Palace

Royal Palace in Sintra

Pena Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena) is one of the most important romantic buildings in Europe. He is situated on a high hill high above the city of Sintra. Typical is for its pastel colors.

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Praia do Beliche beach
37.026, -8.964
0 m / 0 ft

#7 Praia do Beliche beach

Beautiful bay at Cape Cabo de Sao Vicente

A beautiful bay with Praia do Beliche beach is located a short distance from the southwest end of Continental Europe - Cabo de Sao Vicente. Above the fabulous beach there are massive photogenic cliffs.

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Castelo de Óbidos
39.363, -9.157
65 m / 213 ft

#8 Castelo de Óbidos

The most famous portuguese castle

Óbidos is a really beautiful town, where is a really strong castle and miles of walls. The houses are either snow-white or yellow or blue.

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Castle Marvão
39.394, -7.377
880 m / 2 887 ft

#9 Castle Marvão

Castle near the border with Spain

Marvão is not only nice castle, but also picturesque snow-white village built on a mesa a few hundred meters higher than its surroundings. From the castle is a beautiful view of the surrounding arid countryside up to Spain.  

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Cape St. Vincent
37.023, -8.996
49 m / 161 ft

#10 Cape St. Vincent

The southwestern end of mainland Europe

Cabo de Sao Vicente (Cape St. Vincent) is the most southwestern part of mainland Europe. Outside of the huge beacon you will find a huge reef. Since the prehistory, the Cape has been considered a sacred place for many cultures. Nearby there are beautiful beaches.

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Sintra Palace
38.798, -9.391
214 m / 702 ft

#11 Sintra Palace

Palace of the Kings

In Sintra you will find two royal palaces. Although the palace of Pena is more famous today, in the palace of Sintra lived royal family for several hundred years and is historically more important. Here you will find the most gorgeous interiors.

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Monsanto
40.039, -7.115
658 m / 2 159 ft

#12 Monsanto

The village between the boulders

In the eastern part of Portugal, a short distance from the border with Spain, lies the village of Monsanto, in which it seems as if time has stopped. The original inhabitants built their dwellings here between the boulders, which are often larger than the houses themselves. The village in 1938 even won the national competition for the "most portuguese village", which led to increased tourism. However, local people still managed to preserve the original romantic appearance

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Praia do Magoito beach
38.863, -9.449
4 m / 13 ft

#13 Praia do Magoito beach

Beach under a stunning cliff

This stunning beach is located to the west of the town Magoito. The cliff that overlooks it looks almost as if it had been artificially cut, rather than a work of nature.

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Aveiro
40.641, -8.654
9 m / 30 ft

#14 Aveiro

Portuguese Venice

Aveiro is a seaside town in the north of Portugal. Thanks to the waterways it is called the Portuguese Venice. Typical are here "Azujelos" - tiled facades

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Azenhas do Mar
38.841, -9.462
35 m / 115 ft

#15 Azenhas do Mar

Town on the cliff

Azenhas do Mar is a picturesque town built directly on the cliff. Within its reach are beautiful beaches and so it is not surprising that it is a popular tourist site

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Piodão
40.23, -7.825
675 m / 2 215 ft

#16 Piodão

Village hidden in the hills

Piodão is a small village in the central part of Portugal. The terraced alleyways along with the stone walls of houses, in contrast to the surrounding hills of the Serra do Açor Mountains, create an unforgettable spectacle.

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Praia Pequena Beach
38.82, -9.474
6 m / 20 ft

#17 Praia Pequena Beach

Beach just off the western end of Europe

Only a short distance north of the westernmost outposts of continental Europe - Cape Cabo da Roca, there are many beautiful beaches and high cliffs. The most beautiful of these include Prai Pequena Beach

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Castelo de Vide
39.416, -7.455
575 m / 1 886 ft

#18 Castelo de Vide

Fortified city at the border with Spain

Castelo de Vide is a picturesque historic city just off the border with Spain. The white plastered houses contrast with a mighty castle on top of a hill. The whole city is surrounded by extensive olive groves.

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Beach in Nazaré
39.598, -9.073
2 m / 7 ft

#19 Beach in Nazaré

Vibrant beach

Nazaré is the most popular resort on the Silver Coast - Costa de Prata. The beach is huge and the prospect of it is imposing. Expect, however, almost always with crowds of other tourist.

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Castelo de Belver
39.494, -7.961
159 m / 522 ft

#20 Castelo de Belver

Castle above the River Tejo

High above the Tejo River (the longest river on the Iberian peninsula) is built Castelo de Belver Castle. From the castle there are wonderful views far away.

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Praia da Arrabida beach
38.48, -8.979
1 m / 3 ft

#21 Praia da Arrabida beach

Beautiful beach under the mountains

The Serra da Arrabida mountains, which are protected as a natural park, are directly overlooking the Atlantic. There are the sightseeing roads leading partly along the ridge of the mountains and also a very picturesque beach with an island view.

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Amoreira Aqueduct
38.878, -7.172
289 m / 948 ft

#22 Amoreira Aqueduct

Wonderful water feeder

The historic city of Elvas served as a mighty fortress on the main route between Madrid and Lisbon. The most remarkable monument here is the gigantic 16th-century aqueduct that brought water to this fortress.

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Praia da Foz beach
38.942, -9.416
0 m / 0 ft

#23 Praia da Foz beach

Beach near Ericeira

A short distance south of the picturesque town of Ericeira lies another of the beautiful Portuguese beaches - Praia da Foz. Like almost anywhere in Portugal you can enjoy huge waves here

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Cape Cabo da Roca
38.78, -9.499
86 m / 282 ft

#24 Cape Cabo da Roca

The westernmost point of Continental Europe

At the westernmost place of Continental Europe - Cape Cabo da Roca you will find a great beacon (without surprise). There is also a view of the beautiful cliffs that surround the famous beach of Praia de Ursa

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Praia de Paredes de Vitória
39.701, -9.051
1 m / 3 ft

#25 Praia de Paredes de Vitória

Beautiful beach with rock formations

Twenty kilometers north of the town of Nazaré is a beautiful beach of Praia de Paredes de Vitória. The northern part of this beach is bordered by nice rock formations. Behind them continues sandy beach more kilometers away. Unlike Nazaré there are significantly fewer visitors.

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