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11 Amazing Things to Do in Portugal

Sonali Pimpale Sep 11, 2019
The small southern European country weaves an unforgettable magic spell with a heady combination of rugged Mediterranean landscapes, heavenly beaches, and charming historic towns!

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Drop in at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, a stunning example of Gothic Manueline style of architecture.

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The 15th century monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the final resting place of the celebrated explorer, Vasco da Gama.

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Gawk at the Belém Tower, an iconic 16th century fortress that stood sentinel at the entrance of Lisbon harbor.

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a tribute to Portugal’s Age of Discovery.

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Admire the National Palace of Sintra, the former residence of the Portuguese nobility.

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An amalgamation of different architectural styles, the Palace is immediately recognized by the two massive chimneys that jut out from the kitchens.

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Huff and puff your way up the stairs leading to Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga, one of the most important religious sites in Portugal.

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Explore the beautiful Roman archaeological ruins in the town of Evora.

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Lose yourself in the winding alleyways of the charming town of Obidos.

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Be awed by the Batalha Monastery (The Monastery of the Battle).

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The opulent Gothic structure was built to commemorate 1385’s Battle of Aljubarrota, one of the most famous battles in the Portuguese history.

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Take a tour of the grand University of Coimbra, the oldest university in Portugal.
Do not miss out on the Coimbra University Botanical Garden, the Science Museum, and the Academic Museum, and the world-famous General Library.

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Drop in at the magnificent Guimarães Castle, the birthplace of the first monarch of Portugal.

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Kick back and relax on the ethereal beaches of Algarve.

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Ogle at sharks, sting rays, sea otters and many more denizens of aquatic life at the Lisbon Oceanarium, one of the largest aquariums in Europe.