15 Best Places to Visit in Portugal

Portugal is easily one of Europe’s most visited countries, thanks in large part to its affordability, ideal holiday weather, and its incomparable attractions.

Situated on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal’s geography ranges from lush farmlands and medieval towns in its centre, to gorgeous vineyards and mountains in the north, to the sensational beaches of the Algarve in the south.

Portugal’s history and culture go back to the 16th century, when the country was a major maritime empire; there’s something to see everywhere you look.

Lets explore the best places to visit in Portugal:

1. Coimbra

Coimbra

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Coimbra

Once the capital of Portugal, this quaint and charming town is a treasure chest of stunning gardens, historical sites, fado music, and dynamic culture.  Located near the Mondego River in the centre of Portugal, Coimbra is a city of medieval churches and an intricate maze of cobbled streets that are so stunning; you’ll think you’ve slipped back in time. In fact, many people consider Coimbra to be the most romantic city in the country. The town gets its energy and influence from the University of Coimbra.  Founded in 1209, and one of the oldest universities in Europe, you can see the entire city from its courtyard.


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