There are many essential places to see in Portugal, a country with good weather throughout the year, exquisite and varied cuisine, renowned wines, charming cities and towns and kilometers of beaches washed by the Atlantic Ocean, which make it one of the most recommended countries in the world.
Being so close to Spain, in addition to a similar culture and lifestyle, sometimes we look for more distant and different places and we are sure that if you give it a chance, you will surely be delighted and repeat until you see all its wonders.
In our case, we have visited Portugal several times and based on our experience and the future trips we have prepared, we have made a selection of those that we believe, are the 10 essential places to see in Portugal. We start!
Lisbon, the city of fado, the seven hills or the delicious pastries of Bélem, is one of the most essential cities to see in Portugal, you will want to return from minute one.
One of our favorite places to visit in Lisbon is the Alfama neighborhood, full of old and dilapidated houses, narrow streets, balconies with clothes hanging, neighborhood and craft shops, and where walking, you will find the true essence of the city.
After getting lost in Alfama you can enjoy the incredible views of Lisbon from the spectacular viewpoints scattered around the city, get on an old tram, get closer to the Bélem neighborhood, with its famous monastery, listen to fado in a neighborhood tavern or have a drink in the Barrio Alto or Chiado, among many other things to do in Lisbon.
A good option if this is your first time in the city is to book this guided tour in Spanish to learn more about its history and all its corners and also not to miss anything.
For more information about this city you can consult this post of tips to travel to Lisbon essential.
The Algarve, located in the south of Portugal, stands out for its spectacular beaches and coves in a privileged natural environment that make it an ideal place to spend a few days on vacation in style.
Its kilometer coast hides sandy beaches and turquoise waters, between steep rock cliffs, which place them among the most beautiful in Europe such as Praia da Marinha, Praia de Dona Ana or Praia da Rocha.
Its old villages of white fishermen's houses and narrow streets are ideal to try the cuisine based on fresh fish and visit the old town of Faro, the capital of the Algarve, get lost in the town of Tavira, have fun in the charming Lagos or see the sunset in Cabo de San Vicente, are other of the essentials of the Algarve.
The best way to get to the Algarve is by plane, taking into account that in high season there are direct flights from Barcelona and Madrid to Faro, or by car if you live in southern Spain.
Map of the places to visit in Portugal essential
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