Whether you prefer bustling cities with centuries-old architecture, storybook-esque villages, historic castles, or vibrant beach towns, you’ll find it all in picturesque Portugal. Plus, Portugal’s warm, sunny climate makes it an ideal destination for year-round exploration. In the capital city of Lisbon, you’ll be surrounded by awe-inspiring architecture and attractions, including the restaurant- and shop-lined Praça do Comércio, and Castelo de S. Jorge, a historic castle dating back to the eighth century. In Lisbon, you’ll also find Queluz National Palace, Parque Eduardo VII both offer manicured gardens and peaceful surroundings. Or step back in time with a trip to the riverfront city of Porto, where you’ll find cobblestone-lined streets, medieval-era structures, and plenty of port wine. Alternatively, escape the city and head to Arrábida Natural Park, where rolling hills and water views are the stars of the show. Meanwhile, the nation’s Alentejo region spans rugged coasts, rolling farmlands, and olive trees as far as the eye can see. If you prefer the beach, you’re in luck: Portugal boasts over 1,100 miles of coastline. Madeira — which comprises four islands — is one of the top spots for beach bums.
Boutique Hotels & Rentals in Portugal
The Best Boutique Hotels in Lisbon (Lisbon)