Best Places to Visit in Portugal

Portugal is a small country with a big punch. This tiny nation provides an amazingly broad choice of visitor attractions, from modern capitals to out-of-the-way towns and villages, as well as bustling beach resorts and stunning national parks.

Portugal's location in this sun-drenched part of Western Europe provides it a unique attraction. It shares a border with Spain and a wonderful coastline with the Atlantic Ocean.

Its southern portions are still a popular vacation spot, with beautiful sandy beaches and world-class golf courses. Meanwhile, the country's interior is rich in contrast, with rolling plains, vast rivers, deep, beautiful valleys, and inaccessible mountain peaks.

An magnificent array of monuments and historic buildings, many of which have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, define Portugal's history. The country's personality is shaped by its people, who are open, kind, and welcoming. Spend some time traveling about the country, and you'll be enchanted by the country's color, flavor, and warmth.

See our list of the finest places to visit in Portugal for ideas on where to go.