Popular Destinations in Portugal
The capital and the largest city in Portugal, Lisbon is located along the
banks of the Tagus River near the Atlantic Ocean. The hilly city is home to
alluring alleys, warm weather, Gothic cathedrals, hued neighborhoods, and
stunning bridges. Visitors can make their way to Saint George Castle and
viewpoint Sophia de Mello for panoramic views of the city. Alfama is the
oldest district in Lisbon. It is an old Moorish quarter popular for its
maze of cobblestone streets, and interesting architecture. Visitors can hop
on vintage trams running across the city to explore city’s historic and
vibrant quarters. Popular attractions in Lisbon include Belem Palace,
Comercio Square, Church of Santa Engracia, Lisbon Cathedral, 25 th of April Bridge, Jeronimos Monastery, and many more.
Porto is the second biggest city in Portugal after its capital Lisbon.
Located in northwest Portugal, on the banks of the Douro River, Porto is a
charming city known for its iconic bridges, and legendary wine. The famous
Luis I Bridge is a great sunset spot and provides picturesque views of the
city and the river. Porto is home to various vineyards which produce a
variety of Port wine. Visitors can go on Douro Valley wine tours and
indulge themselves in tastings. There are a number of cathedrals and
churches lining the streets. The city has much to offer, from beaches to
the exquisite riverfront. Visitors must not miss out on Clerigos Church,
Porto Cathderal, Azulejos at Sao Bento Station, Bolsa Palace, Livaria Lello
book store, Majestic Cafe, and Church of Saint Francis.
Evora is the capital of Portugal’s south-central Alentejo region. It is a
city and municipality located about 1:45 hours from Lisbon. Evora is a city
rich in history and is renowned for its full-bodied red wines. The entire
city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an open-air museum of sorts. Evora
was a Roman settlement, ruled by Moors and was once favored by Portuguese
kings. King Joao III resided in Evora during the 16th century. The city is
extremely well preserved, and the walled city center is concentrated with
historic buildings. Major attractions here include Roman Temple of Evora,
Cathedral of Evora, Almendres Cromlech, Bones Chapel at the Church of St.
Francis, Aqueduct, Royal Palace, Evora Museum, and Giraldo Square.