Portugal is one of the oldest countries located in Europe. You will notice that its borders are hardly changed throughout the years. Even if Portugal is small in size, it plays an important role in the world’s history. Here are sites you should consider in exploring Portugal. You don’t want to miss these places!
Pena National Palace – Sintra, Portugal
Pena National Palace is a national monument located at the top of a hill in the Sintra mountains. This Romanticist castle is one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This palace was constructed during the Middle Ages.
Peneda-Geres National Park – Braga
Peneda-Geres National Park, also known as Geres, is the only national park in Portugal despite of having so many surrounding parks in the nation. Geres was built on May 8, 1971 in order to preserve its natural resources. This park is located in the Norte region in the districts of Braga, Viana do Castelo, and Vila Real.
Bairro Alto – Lisbon, Portugal
Bairro Alto is a central district of Lisbon city. Bairro Alto is quiet at day but is very lively during the night with its restaurants, shops, and bars that are open until late at night.
If you want to experience what it was during the Middle Ages, this is the place that you must visit. You can see Spain from the large castle of the town.
Costa Vicentina National Park (Vicentine Coast Natural Park)
Costa Vicentina is a remote park with dramatic rocky coastlines and sandy beaches. You can spot several types of birds here and you can enjoy the beauty of its vegetation. Enjoy the waves splashing through the rocks and the sand.
City Walls of Obidos
Obidos is a municipality located on the Atlantic Ocean coast and is divided into seven civil parishes. Obidos is one of the very well-preserved remains of medieval architecture. Obidos is surrounded by a fortified wall. Obidos is a very popular tourist attraction due to its medieval streets, walls, squares, and especially its castle.
Ria Formosa Lagoon
Ria Formosa is located in southern Portugal in Algarve. This is a unique coastal lagoon with many beaches and little towns and villages. This lagoon is also considered as an important bird area as you can spot different birds in the area.
A place so small but is full of beauty, isn’t it?