Welcome to Portugal! This small country is big on character, with stunning views, fabulous beaches, fantastic local vineyards, charming villages and amazing food. Because we love you and in honor of the new EURO 2016 winners, we took upon ourselves the challenging task of choosing the best places to visit in Portugal. Let us tell you, it wasn’t easy! So, let’s go-
Benagil Cave, Portugal – The Benagil Sea Cave is part of a system of caves with the most famous one located a few meters from the fishing town of Benagil. The cave offers romantic seclusion and picturesque scenery, with glimpses of crystal clear water and blue skies. You can get there safely by a boat, and if you choose to take a kayak or swim, and make sure the ocean is very calm!
Azores Islands– These nine spectacular islands will take your breath away and the colors will leave you speechless. Emerald green and sapphire blue, the islands were created by volcanic cones and are serene and picturesque, with each island offering a unique local experience. You can swim with dolphins, do some whale watching or just take in the stunning scenery, and also enjoy some delicious Portuguese tapas while listening to live music. And if you decide to go to Azores, then take us with you!
Aveiro– is a charming little town that has hidden gems at every turn. Known as “Portuguese Venice” this picturesque town has beautiful canals, small bridges and colorful houses.
Madeira Island – Home to the legendry Ronaldo, Madeira Island is an exotic and magical island renowned for its tropical climate and local delicious wine. Tropical gardens, natural swimming pools and vibrant flowers, the scenery changes and gets wilder and wilder as you move through the island. Madeira is what we imagine the Garden of Eden must look like!
Barreta Island – Welcome to paradise! located in the Ria Formosa National Park, this deserted, uninhibited island shows nature at its best – raw and wild. In this isolated haven, you can have the white, endless, sandy beach all to yourself and cool down in the warm, clear waters while you absorb the peace.
Cabo Da Roca – This cliff is the westernmost point of Portugal and Europe. This coordinate is important to sailors and also offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Serra di Sintra and of the ocean. This cave was considered the edge of the world up until the up until the late 14th century and the isolated light house only adds to the dramatic landscape!
Douro Valley – This magical landscape produces some of the best wines in the world. Here you can admire the lush green valley and the flowing river, while joining in on the harvest, visit vineyards and, of course, drink a lot of wonderful, local wine.
Peneda-Gerês National Park – Geres is the only national park in Portugal and this huge landscape includes an area of 702.90 squre km. Besides the stunning landscape you can hike, birdwatch, visit castles, camp or visit the little villages in the park for some local delicious food.
Sintra is an exquisite Portuguese town that is located west of Lisbon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its stunning 19th century romantic architecture. Set against green hills, Sintra awe inspiring palaces, castles and manors will make you feel like royalty straight out of a fairy tale.
Capela Dos Ossos (Bone Chapel), Evora – No, this is not a scene from a horror movie, the walls and pillars of this church are actually made of skulls and bones. This stunning and shocking chapel was built by Franciscan monks out of a need. the cemeteries were over populated and taking up valuable space in Evora, so the bones were moved to the chapel. consecrated chapel. The monks thought showing the bones instead of burying them would also contribute to accepting death as a part of life.
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