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What to see in Portugal

Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
Région autonome des Açores

Town of Angra do Heroismo

Situated on one of the islands in the Azores archipelago, this was an obligatory port of call from the 15th century until the advent of the steamship in the 19th century. The 400-year-old San Sebastião and San João Baptista fortifications are unique examples of military architecture. Damaged by an earthquake in 1980, Angra is now being restored.

Convent of Christ in Tomar
Tomar (Santarem)

Convent of Christ in Tomar

Originally designed as a monument symbolizing the Reconquest, the Convent of the Knights Templar of Tomar (transferred in 1344 to the Knights of the Order of Christ) came to symbolize just the opposite during the Manueline period – the opening up of Portugal to other civilizations.

Monastery of Batalha
Batalha (Leiria)

Monastery of Batalha

The Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. It was to be the Portuguese monarchy's main building project for the next two centuries. Here a highly original, national Gothic style evolved, profoundly influenced by Manueline art, as demonstrated by its masterpiece, the Royal Cloister.

Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
City of Lisbon

Tower of Belém

Standing at the entrance to Lisbon harbour, the Monastery of the Hieronymites – construction of which began in 1502 – exemplifies Portuguese art at its best. The nearby Tower of Belém, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition, is a reminder of the great maritime discoveries that laid the foundations of the modern world.

Historic Centre of Évora
Province: Alentejo, District: Evora

Historic Centre of Évora

This museum-city, whose roots go back to Roman times, reached its golden age in the 15th century, when it became the residence of the Portuguese kings. Its unique quality stems from the whitewashed houses decorated with azulejos and wrought-iron balconies dating from the 16th to the 18th century. Its monuments had a profound influence on Portuguese architecture in Brazil.

Monastery of Alcobaça
Alcobaça - Leiria

Monastery of Alcobaça

The Monastery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça, north of Lisbon, was founded in the 12th century by King Alfonso I. Its size, the purity of its architectural style, the beauty of the materials and the care with which it was built make this a masterpiece of Cistercian Gothic art.

Cultural Landscape of Sintra

Cultural Landscape of Sintra

In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species of trees. Other fine dwellings, built along the same lines in the surrounding serra, created a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe.

FPalmela - Aldeamento Turístico de Palmela Agua de Moura

Hotel Da Gale Albufeira, Regina Albufeira, Residencial Santa Eulália Albufeira

Apulia Praia Hotel Apulia

Residencial Centro Comercial Avenida Braga

Hotel Alegre Bussaco

Residencial Dom Carlos Caldas da Rainha

Residencial Europeia Caldas da Rainha

Ana's Cottage Cascais, Casal Antigo Cascais, Happy Home Cascais

Hotel Casa do Parque Castelo de Vide, Hotel Castelo de Vide Castelo de Vide

Almedina Coimbra Hotel Coimbra, Hotel Quinta Das Lágrimas Coimbra, Hotel Turismo de Tabua Coimbra

Hotel Vip Praia do Sol Costa da Caparica, Residencial Real Costa da Caparica

Algarve-Hotel Faro, Frangaria Faro

Hotel Cruz Alta Fatima

Paintshop Hostel Figueira da Foz

Residencial Vila Camacho Funchal, Residencial Zarco Funchal

Hotel Príncipe da Beira Fundao

Ana's Guesthouse Lagos, Angela Guest House Lagos, Azelinda Guesthouse Lagos, Casa Amarela Lagos, Casa Sousa Lagos, LC's Guesthouse Lagos, Pacheco's Guesthouse Lagos, Pensao Mar Azul Lagos, Quinta dos Caracois Lagos, Residencial Cidade Velha Lagos, Residencial Sol a Sol Lagos, Residencial Solar Lagos Rising Cock - Hostel & Apartments Lagos, Sim Apt Lagos, Vila Valverde - Design Country Hotel Lagos

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Alenquer Bungalows Lisbon-Alenquer, Residencial Planalto Miranda do Douro

Abrigo da Montanha Monchique

Casa de Campo Sao Rafael Obidos

Quinta do Passadouro Pinhao

Hotel Azores Vip Executive Ponta Delgada

Andarilho Oporto Hostel Porto, Grande Hotel De Paris-Residencial Porto, Grande Hotel do Porto Porto, Hotel America Porto, Pensao Estoril Porto, Residencial Costa Do Sol Porto, Residencial Dos Aliados Porto, Residencial Pão de Açucar Porto, Tuela Porto Hotel Porto

Apartnest Queluz-Lisbon

A-Chamine Santa Clara-a-Velha

Hotel Marazul Serra D'el Rei-Peniche

Residencial Setubalense Setubal

2 Squared Hostel Sintra, Hotel Vip Miramonte Sintra, Quinta Da Fonte Nova Sintra, Quinta Verde Sintra Sintra

Youth Hostel of São João da Caparica St Antonio da Caparica

Tavira Inn / Casa do Rio Tavira

Vila Alecrim Tavira

Quinta de São Sebastião Viana do Castelo, Quinta do Bento Novo Viana do Castelo

Park hotel Porto Gaia Vila Nova de Gaia

Hotel-Casa Do Alto/Casabranca Vilamoura-Loule

Hotel Onix Viseu


Where to stay in

Agua de Moura





Caldas da Rainha


Castelo de Vide


Costa da Caparica




Figueira da Foz






Miranda do Douro





Ponta Delgada




Santa Clara a Velha

Santa Clara-a-Velha

Serra D'el Rei-Peniche



St Antonio da Caparica


Viana do Castelo

Vila Nova de Gaia



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