The 10 Most Incredible Places to Visit in Portugal

The 10 Most Incredible Places to Visit in Portugal

Whether you're looking for holiday ideas or just in need of your daily fix of amazing landscapes, Portugal is very much here to help. Here are 10 of the country's most beautiful places, and a couple of music festival suggestions along the way.

The Algarve

World-famous beaches and a breathtaking coastline. 


Portugal's second city is a travel photographer's dream. Porto's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and NOS Primavera Sound also takes place in the city.

Douro River/Dom Luís Bridge – Porto

The Douro is one of the most significant rivers on the Iberian Peninsula, and is perhaps at its most beautiful as it nears its end at Porto.

Lagoa do Fogo – Azores

The Azores is an archipelago located 1,525km off the west coast of mainland Portugal. The crater lake Lagoa do Fogo is just one of its stand-out views.

Serra da Estrela

Portugal's highest mountain at 1,993m and, Serra de Estrela is beautiful in all seasons. The area is also home to Electric Loop festival.

Pena National Palace – Sintra

The Pena National Palace is one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal, and on a clear day it can be seen all the way from Lisbon.


The nation's capital attracts more than 5 million visitors every year, and is known for its hilly geography. The stadium of Sporting Clube de Portugal is worth a visit, as is the impressive National Sanctuary of Christ The King. And their music festivals? NOS Alive (formerly Optimus Alive!) and Super Bock Super Rock top the list.

Alcobaça Monastery

Alcobaça Monastery is right in the centre of the country and towards the west coast. It was built in 1153 and still stands in immaculate condition.

Ria Formosa

A series of barrier islands form this beautiful lagoon on the Algarve coast.

Castelo de Almourol

Controlled by the Knights Templar during the Portuguese Reconquista, the Castelo de Almoural is one of those classic, European fairytale castles.


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