For a few months we made a road trip from north to south all across Portugal. Of course, we saw all sorts of beautiful places: knightly castles, wild beaches, nature parks rich in species, lively cities, dreamy villages, steep cliffs and much more. We’ll tell you which 30 towns we liked the most and which city we can’t stop raving about. Continue reading “30 Beautiful Places in Portugal”
Portugal currently has 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 14 of which belong to the cultural heritage and one to the natural heritage. The Atlantic island of Madeira is home to the only Portuguese natural heritage site. Two World Heritage Sites are located in the Azores, the remaining 12 on the Portuguese mainland. In 1983, the first four sites were added to the World Heritage List. The most recent World Heritage Site was registered in 2006.
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Right in the heart of Portugal are located three monasteries on a small distance, appointed World Heritage by the UNESCO. These fetch a lot of tourists to the towns of Tomar, Batalha and Alcobaça. Between them there is also Fátima, the most important pilgrimage site in Portugal. Continue reading “Tomar, Batalha & Alcobaça: UNESCO Monastery Route”