Places To Visit in Portugal

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Here are the top 18 tourist places in Portugal

1. Lisbon

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Portugal's hilly capital, the coastal city of Lisbon is the westernmost capital of Europe. Colourful and historic, the city is teeming with life in every corner, and every person and structure has a story to tell that will reveal secrets to the lively Portuguese culture. Lisbon's culture and history...

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2. Porto

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Porto, the vibrant second city of Portugal, is a city with a unique charm. Located on the Douro River, the city is filled with cobbled streets, colorful houses, and is home to some of the world's best fortified wines.

3. Faro

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Faro, the capital city of the beautiful Algarve region in Portugal is a must-visit destination for all travelers. Located on the south coast of Portugal, Faro is known for its stunning beaches, charming old town, and historic landmarks. Its picturesque coastline is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, ...

4. Ponta Delgada

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Ponta Delgada, the largest city in the Azores archipelago, is a spectacular port city in Portugal. It is renowned for its picturesque harbor, beautiful terraced gardens, and volcanic landscapes. Tourists come to explore the striking beauty of the region and experience its unique culture.

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5. Carvoeiro

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Carvoeiro, Portugal is an ideal spot for a holiday. Nestled in the Algarve region, it offers a stunning landscape of golden beaches, lush green hills, and dramatic cliffs. Carvoeiro is known for its picturesque fishing village, with cobbled streets, cafes, and restaurants. It is a great spot for a r...

6. Funchal

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Funchal, located in the Autonomous Region of Madeira in Portugal, is a stunning port city with a plethora of attractions that draw travelers from around the world. A visit to Funchal is unmatched, with its tropical climate, lush nature, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

7. Nazare

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Nazare is one of the most beautiful and popular seaside towns in Portugal. Located in the Silver Coast region of the country, it is known for its spectacular beaches and vibrant atmosphere. The stunning cliffs, pristine white sand beaches, and crystal-clear waters make it an ideal holiday destinatio...

8. Sintra

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Sintra, Portugal is a small town located 28 km from the capital, Lisbon, in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains. It is a mesmerizing place full of historical monuments, royal palaces, lush green gardens, and cobblestone streets, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country...

9. Cascais

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Cascais is a beautiful coastal town located in Portugal, just a short drive away from Lisbon. It's a great destination for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere.

10. Lagos

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Located in the Algarve region of Portugal, the coastal city of Lagos is a paradise for travelers in search of sun, sea, and sand. Just an hour away from Faro Airport, the city is known for its stunning beaches, delicious seafood, and rich culture.

11. Vilamoura

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Vilamoura, located in Algarve, Portugal, is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning beaches, golf courses, and marina. Its laid-back atmosphere and stunning views make it ideal for a relaxing holiday. The marina has plenty of restaurants and shops, while the beaches provide the perfect ...

12. Evora

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Evora, Portugal is a city of historical significance and a great destination for travelers. Located in the Alentejo region, it is known for its well-preserved old town and historic monuments. Its main attraction is the Roman Temple of Evora, one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world. Other ...

13. Albufeira

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Albufeira is a vibrant and lively city in Portugal, located in the Algarve region. It is a major tourist destination, renowned for its stunning beaches, fascinating history, and delicious cuisine. For a perfect beach holiday, Albufeira should be on the top of the list for any traveler.

14. Figueira da Foz

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Figueira da Foz is a beautiful coastal city located in Portugal. With its stunning beaches, rich culture, and a plethora of outdoor activities, it is an ideal destination for travelers looking for a relaxing holiday. It is renowned for its white sandy beaches, which stretch out along the picturesque...

15. Alvor

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Alvor is a stunning coastal town located in the Algarve region of Southern Portugal. This small fishing village is a perfect destination for travelers looking for a laid-back and relaxing holiday. The tranquil atmosphere is accentuated by the idyllic sandy beaches, the picturesque harbor, and the wi...

16. Tavira

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Tavira, a charming and picturesque city located in the Algarve region of Portugal, is a must-visit destination for any traveler. With its breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, stunning architecture and beautiful beaches, Tavira is sure to delight. The city is home to a variety of attractions, fr...

17. Portimao

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Portimao is a vibrant coastal city in the Algarve region of Portugal, located on the Atlantic coast of the country. It is known for its stunning beaches and picturesque cliffs, making it an ideal vacation spot. The city is also home to some of the country's best museums, including the Museu de Porti...

18. Geres

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Geres, Portugal is a stunning destination for travelers who want to explore the country's stunning natural beauty. Located in northern Portugal, the Geres National Park encompasses an area of over 70,000 hectares and is one of the largest protected natural parks in Europe. It is home to some of Port...

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FAQs on Portugal

What is the currency of Portugal?

International cards widely accepted in shops, hotels and restaurants: VISA, Mastercard and American Express cards. However, all these places have a Chip and PIN device now, so cards that need to be swiped will not work. Also, many small shops/eating outlets only accept Portuguese Maestro, and Visa Electron cards so always keep some cash handy. Euro is the primary and only acceptable currency.

What is unique about culture of Portugal?

Regarding culture, Portugal is a reserved, conservative nation where too much excitement in visitors can be perceived as rude. Formal and respectful greetings with titles like Senhor and Senhora are used to address people, accompanied by a handshake for strangers and a hug/kiss for friends. Punctuality is appreciated when meeting someone, and thoughtful gifts should be taken when invited to someones house. Further, since they are so reserved, Portuguese do not go out to socialiseÊafter work during theÊweek,Êand entertain only at the weekend. Christianity or Catholicism is the dominant religion in Portugal. While 81% of the population is Catholic, only 19% people attend Mass and perform other rites and rituals. Portuguese is the official language of Portugal. While English is spoken in many tourist places, it is hardly universal/widely-spoken. Words in Portuguese for common phrases - Ol (Hello), Porfavor (Please) and Obrigado (Thank You).

How is Portugal divided into regions?

Northern Portugal: rich historical tradition; considered the birthplace of Portugal nation; home to Porto – the second largest city.
North Central Portugal: covers the region from Atlantic coast to the mountainous interior-area.
South Central Portugal: important places include - Portugal's capital Lisbon, Estremadura - a traditional province and the Upper Alentejo.
Southern Portugal: home to Algarve and its beaches and Lower Alentejo
The Azores: A group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
Madeira: A sub-tropical archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.
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