Portugal

What You Need to Know Before You Go

Portugal draws travelers with a mix of natural beauty and World Heritage sites. Its rugged, mountanious countryside and forested hills are dotted with Moorish castles and historical cities built around granite boulders. Down along the coastline, you’ll find vibrant marine habitats, as well as stunning surfing beaches like the Algarve, with its swathes of golden dunes, amazing rock formations, and rock pools. 

Portugal’s great cities like Lisbon and Porto welcome you with memorable sightseeing, be it down charming cobbled streets or through labyrinthine seaport waterways. Enjoy culinary adventures around 18th-century arcades and past mosaic squares in front of towering cathedrals. When night falls, be sure to head up to a popular hilltop district for hip partying. With its alluringly eclectic mix of experiences and attractions, Portugal ranks high on many bucket lists.

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  • Lisbon

    Over the years, Lisbon has been home to the Celts, the Romans, and the Moors, and this rich heritage is still evident today in the city’s captivating monuments, museums, and architecture. The great explorers da Gama and Magellan also set out from here on their global voyages of discovery. Visitors can explore the charming medieval neighborhood of Alfama, climb to Lisbon Castle for jaw-dropping views of the capital’s hillsides, or take an old-fashioned tram around to enjoy the colorful city streets. Lisbon is also the only European capital on the Atlantic, and the beach is just a train ride away.

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