Beach in Portugal

3 places to visit in Portugal in 2023

From stunning beaches and cosmopolitan cities to several cultural villages, Portugal has a lot to offer! Situated in the corner of Western Europe, this country is a so-called tourist paradise for those who love history, flavorful gastronomy, and pleasant weather! All of this comes at an affordable price for your trip.


1 – Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital and heart of Portugal. This city has been influenced by several different cultures over time, but the interesting part is that there is still a village feel in every historic neighborhood! If this is your first visit to Lisbon, it’s recommended that you stay near the historic center. This covers places like the Baixa district, Bairro Alto, Alfama, and Avenida da Liberdade. Lisbon is also shaped by the Tagus River, the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula. Follow the river to discover other beautiful places like Belém or Parque das Nações. In Belém, you will be amazed by World Heritage monuments such as Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém.

Not to miss: Custard tarts (pastel de nata) in a café near you!


2- Oporto

Considered one of Europe’s oldest destinations, Oporto stands by its wealth of artistic heritage, Port wine, and cultural life! In Oporto, you won’t miss robust architecture, historical streets, esplanades, museums, and leisure places! The city is located in the mouth of the Douro River, which connects with Vila Nova de Gaia, the city on the opposite bank. highlighting the Ribeira, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Torre dos Clérigos, and Ponte Dom Luis I, landmarks that shape the beautiful city of Oporto.

Not to miss: Port wine, present in the city in several forms and sensations.


3 – Algarve

If you’re looking for a relaxed family holiday, you can’t miss the south coast of Portugal! Here you will find several family-friendly beaches, water parks, and several outdoor activities. Places like Sagres, Lagos, Portimão and Albufeira are highlighted by the several glorious beaches of the region. There’s never a bad day for a bath in the waters of the Algarve!

Not to miss: Grilled sardines in Portimão


If you are planing your trip to Portugal, feel free to contact Santo Tours Portugal for tailor-made tours. Follow your dream, we drive your there!


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