Portugal, an incredible European country where the ocean breeze blows through the beautiful timeworn cities, where the sunshine romances the sea all year round, where the quiet roads hug the amazing cliffs and caves, where the idyllic backdrops beautifying the castles just seem like the beginning of a great journey. Mainly popular because of its wild and adventurous side and a tinge of culture, romantic vibes and authentic Portuguese charm, the country surely stands out as extraordinary, thereby outshining in the list of perfect holiday destinations. Surprisingly, Portugal is inevitably linked to the sea which is evident in its 800 kilometres of enticing coastline and beaches soaked by the Atlantic Ocean and glittering sun rays. Dotted around these beaches are the cosmopolitan cities, stone-built villages and key Portugal Attractions that bring a beautiful balance between the dynamic and the guilt-free relaxation. Here, you can pop in to explore the vivid castles, historic palaces and museums which are indeed a few of the best places to visit in Portugal however, the interior of the country featuring vast rolling plains with equally dramatic northern mountain ranges are not worth missing. Explore Lisbon Tourist Attractions on foot to relish their magnificent geographical location and exceptionality surrounding the city squares, head to the neighbourhood Chiado that swarms with a medley of cafés and boutiques. Find your way next to the maze of narrow alleyways of Alfama but also don’t forget to travel around the verdant island of Madeira, the tranquil archipelago of Azores, towns of Sintra, Fátima and Evora and finally visit the sun-kissed Algarve that will make up more reasons for you to visit Portugal yet again.
Visiting this incredible European country is like discovering a remarkably diverse destination but what makes it worth travelling to and the experience even more rewarding is the capital city Lisbon. Located near the mouth of River Tagus, Lisbon enjoys a spectacular location with its proximity to some of the best beaches and scenic vistas that are truly a visual treat! Not only is this city absolutely stunning, but there’s a pile of the places to visit in Lisbon that are dotted across all the neighbourhoods, some of which are art-inspired while the others still thrive around a visually charming time-warp. Apart from the vintage trams and museums that you can easily spot in Lisbon, what is interesting is that the fairytale-like spots such as Sintra are a stone’s throw from the city itself. Then there are these incredible Lisbon attractions like Oceanário de Lisboa that houses more than 8,000 sea creatures, including coral reefs, sea otters, rays, sharks and more, the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Belem which is 500 years old, Elevador de Santa Justa- the Eiffel Tower of Lisbon and these are merely a few things to see whilst you’re here.
Wanting to take a break from busy life? Planning a trip with your partner or family? Visit Portugal to experience something exciting, fresh, new and incredible. To help you sort the best travel experiences for you, we have made a list of top Portugal Tourist Attractions below.
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Top Places to Visit in Portugal and Lisbon:
Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais
The Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is a park on the Portuguese Riviera one of the 13 Natural Parks of Portugal. While only established in 1994 as a Natural Park by the Portuguese Government it has been protected since 1981. Its area is approximately 145 km.
Coordinates: 38.7435200 N, -9.3946100 E
Lisbon Portela Airport
Coordinates: 38.7755936 N, -9.135366699999999 E
Phone: +351 21 841 3500
Park and National Palace of Pena
The Pena Palace is a Romanticist castle in So Pedro de Penaferrim in the municipality of Sintra on the Portuguese Riviera. The castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area.
Coordinates: 38.7875851 N, -9.3906089 E
Castelo de S. Jorge
Lisbon Zoo is a zoological garden in Lisbon Portugal. It was founded in 1884. It was the product of the efforts of Dr. Van Der Laan owner of the largest aviary in Portugal with the support of Bento de Sousa Sousa Martins and May Figueira. In 1905 it was transferred to its present location in Sete Rios Lisbon.
Coordinates: 38.7139092 N, -9.1334762 E
Coordinates: 41.1429957 N, -8.6107908 E
Avenida dos Aliados
Coordinates: 41.1483096 N, -8.6108148 E
Coordinates: 41.147184 N, -8.617879199999999 E
Boca do Inferno
Boca do Inferno is a chasm located in the seaside cliffs close to the Portuguese city of Cascais in the District of Lisbon. The seawater has access to the deep bottom of the chasm and vigorously strikes its rocky walls making it a popular tourist attraction. The cave was the first to be depicted in moving pictures in the 1896 British film A Sea Cav..
Coordinates: 38.6907100 N, -9.4307700 E
Elevador da Bica
The Bica Funicular sometimes known as the Elevador da Bica is a funicular railway line in the civil parish of Misericrdia in the municipality of Lisbon Portugal. It connects the Rua de So Paulo with Calada do CombroRua do Loreto operated by Carris.
Coordinates: 38.7085900 N, -9.1468300 E
Parque Natural da Arrbida
Arrbida Natural Park is a protected area founded in 1976 and covering an area of 108 square kilometres situated between the town of Sesimbra and the city of Setbal the hill of Palmela and the sea including areas in the municipalities of Setbal Palmela and Sesimbra in the Portuguese Pennsula de Setbal region district of Setbal.
Coordinates: 38.4694300 N, -9.0639900 E