The most beautiful places in Portugal

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The most beautiful places in Portugal
Inserted: 25.12.2017
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

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


The most beautiful Portuguese city

| Altitude: 87 m / 285 ft

Porto is the second largest, but the most beautiful portuguese city, with a picturesque location above the… continue reading

Ponta de Piedade

The most beautiful beach in the Algarve

| Altitude: 1 m / 3 ft

To the south of Lagos is the interesting Cape – Ponta de Piedade. You will find here small beaches among… continue reading

Jerónimos Monastery

The largest portuguese monastery

| Altitude: 14 m / 46 ft

Monasterio de los Jerónimos – The Jeronimos Monastery is situated in the suburb of Lisbon in Belém. It is an… continue reading

Cliffs at Praia da Ursa

God's Cliffs

| Altitude: 24 m / 79 ft

Just off the westernmost point of mainland Europe – the Cabo de Roca Cape, is one of the most interesting… continue reading


The capital of Portugal

| Altitude: 56 m / 184 ft

The city of Lisbon belongs to smaller European capitals, but if you count the agglomerations, it is more than… continue reading

Pena Palace

Royal Palace in Sintra

| Altitude: 476 m / 1 562 ft

Pena Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena) is one of the most important romantic buildings in Europe. He is… continue reading

Praia do Beliche beach

Beautiful bay at Cape Cabo de Sao Vicente

| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

A beautiful bay with Praia do Beliche beach is located a short distance from the southwest end of Continental… continue reading

Castle Castelo de Óbidos

The most famous portuguese castle

| Altitude: 65 m / 213 ft

Óbidos is a really beautiful town, where is a really strong castle and miles of walls. The houses are either… continue reading

Castle Marvão

Castle near the border with Spain

| Altitude: 880 m / 2 887 ft

Marvão is not only nice castle, but also picturesque snow-white village built on a mesa a few hundred meters… continue reading

Cape St. Vincent

The southwestern end of mainland Europe

| Altitude: 49 m / 161 ft

Cabo de Sao Vicente (Cape St. Vincent) is the most southwestern part of mainland Europe. Outside of the huge… continue reading

Sintra Palace

Palace of the Kings

| Altitude: 214 m / 702 ft

In Sintra you will find two royal palaces. Although the palace of Pena is more famous today, in the palace of… continue reading


The village between the boulders

| Altitude: 658 m / 2 159 ft

In the eastern part of Portugal, a short distance from the border with Spain, lies the village of Monsanto,… continue reading

Praia do Magoito beach

Beach under a stunning cliff

| Altitude: 4 m / 13 ft

This stunning beach is located to the west of the town Magoito. The cliff that overlooks it looks almost as… continue reading


Portuguese Venice

| Altitude: 9 m / 30 ft

Aveiro is a seaside town in the north of Portugal. Thanks to the waterways it is called the Portuguese Venice… continue reading

Azenhas do Mar

Town on the cliff

| Altitude: 35 m / 115 ft

Azenhas do Mar is a picturesque town built directly on the cliff. Within its reach are beautiful beaches and… continue reading


Village hidden in the hills

| Altitude: 675 m / 2 215 ft

Piodão is a small village in the central part of Portugal. The terraced alleyways along with the stone walls… continue reading

Praia Pequena Beach

Beach just off the western end of Europe

| Altitude: 6 m / 20 ft

Only a short distance north of the westernmost outposts of continental Europe – Cape Cabo da Roca, there are… continue reading

Castelo de Vide

Fortified city at the border with Spain

| Altitude: 575 m / 1 886 ft

Castelo de Vide is a picturesque historic city just off the border with Spain. The white plastered houses… continue reading

Beach in Nazaré

Vibrant beach

| Altitude: 2 m / 7 ft

Nazaré is the most popular resort on the Silver Coast – Costa de Prata. The beach is huge and the prospect of… continue reading

Castelo de Belver

Castle above the River Tejo

| Altitude: 159 m / 522 ft

High above the Tejo River (the longest river on the Iberian peninsula) is built Castelo de Belver Castle.… continue reading

Praia da Arrabida beach

Beautiful beach under the mountains

| Altitude: 1 m / 3 ft

The Serra da Arrabida mountains, which are protected as a natural park, are directly overlooking the Atlantic… continue reading

Amoreira Aqueduct

Wonderful water feeder

| Altitude: 289 m / 948 ft

The historic city of Elvas served as a mighty fortress on the main route between Madrid and Lisbon. The most… continue reading

Praia da Foz beach

Beach near Ericeira

| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

A short distance south of the picturesque town of Ericeira lies another of the beautiful Portuguese beaches –… continue reading

Cape Cabo da Roca

The westernmost point of Continental Europe

| Altitude: 86 m / 282 ft

At the westernmost place of Continental Europe – Cape Cabo da Roca you will find a great beacon (without… continue reading

Praia de Paredes de Vitória

Beautiful beach with rock formations

| Altitude: 1 m / 3 ft

Twenty kilometers north of the town of Nazaré is a beautiful beach of Praia de Paredes de Vitória. The… continue reading

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