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Porto, Douro Valley, Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Gerês, Mirandela, Chaves, Guimarães, Bragança, Barcelos, Braga, Amarante
Porto & North is the northernmost region of Portugal characterized by the green of the land and the blue of the sea. A territory rich in natural landscapes, it is the region that holds the second largest city in the country (Porto), the birthplace of Portugal (Guimarães), the "Rome" of Portugal - Braga. You are sure to be captivated by the Alto Douro Wine Region (World Heritage by UNESCO), to the Douro River and to the only National Park in Portugal: Peneda Gerês, declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
Experiencing the region's gastronomy and wines is a "must", keeping in mind that the generous amounts served at the table are a tradition that came from past times to provide strength and energy to those who worked in the fields and at sea.
Évora, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Vila Viçosa, Santarém, Moura, Elvas, Castelo de Vide e Marvão, Beja, Coastal Alentejo
Alentejo is located between the Lisbon region and the Algarve. It is quite a challenge to discover in just one day or even one week. We dare to point out that it is one of the greatest and richest peaceful retreats in Portugal. Here one lives relaxed and without rush, because there is time for everything.
Between the 15th and 18th centuries, the Age of Discovery took Portugal to the world and brought the world to Alentejo. A unique style was created: the Manueline, present in cities like Alvito, Elvas and Évora and the exponent of the Portuguese Renaissance, the Ducal Palace in Vila Viçosa.
Churches, convents, impressive aqueducts and palaces worthy of kings were built. Every corner and place is filled with art, in the most diverse styles.
Breathtaking beaches, endless plains, gastronomy full of stories, wines of world reference. Let yourself be inspired by the traditions and culture and dive into the history of the Alentejo.
Leiria, Aveiro, Viseu, Tomar, Peniche, Belmonte, Óbidos, Nazaré, Coimbra, Fátima, Serra da Estrela, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Batalha, Alcobaça
Between the North and Lisboa and Tejo regions we find the Center region of Portugal. With the most diverse landscapes in the country, it is so vast and so distinguished. Discover its religious heritage, let yourself be involved by its innate charm and refresh yourself on its white sand beaches or in its fountains and springs of pure water. The green hills of the region are home to a true rural paradise waiting to be discovered, and its unique gastronomy and historical tradition will win your heart.
Allow yourself to be amazed by the history of the university of Coimbra, the Convent of Christ in Tomar, the importance of the canals of Aveiro and the miracles of Fatima.
Vila do Bispo, Tavira, Silves, Lagos
The southern part of the coast of Portugal is where the Atlantic Ocean is the calmest in the country, and the incredible weather of almost 300 days of sunshine per year allows you to enjoy the spectacular beaches of golden sand and crystal clear water, some of them elected among the most beautiful in the world such as the Praia Dona Ana, Praia do Camilo and Praia da Marinha.
Nevertheless, the Algarve is not only about sun and beach, being forever linked to the Age of Discovery, the greatness of the Portuguese history and the traditions of its people. Being the last region of the country to be conquered from the Moors, its architecture reflects the notorious Arab influence in its colors, decorative details and structures of the houses.
Lisbon, Sintra, Serra da Arrábida, Ericeira and Mafra
The importance and uniqueness of this region is remarkable.
Lisbon was first declared the capital in 1255 and today represents the largest metropolitan area in the country. It is a vibrant, bright, young, dynamic, historic, traditional and romantic city. A walk along the beach in Cascais, the picturesque Ericeira or the mysterious town of Sintra with its palaces and manor houses will take you back in time. However this region is far from being an exclusively urban destination and we can prove it by traveling south of Lisbon and Tejo, where you can enjoy picturesque places, stunning beaches, breathtaking cliffs, and beaches of turquoise blue water. An unmissable paradise where seafood and fresh fish are protagonists.
Porto & North, Center, Lisbon & Tejo, Alentejo and Algarve
Portugal can be travelled from north to south in just over 650km and from east to west in 210km. From the green of the north, to the blue of the coast, not forgetting the plains of Alentejo, the beautiful beaches of the south and the mountains of the countryside. Crossing Portugal from end to end is an experience that will take you to different climates, landscapes, accents, flavors, and cultures.
Through heritage, myths and legends, the festivals and traditions that you will be able to discover here, this journey will take you through 9 centuries of history so well represented in these 5 regions.