Portugal is a stunning country that is filled with beautiful nature, fascinating history, and exciting things for people to visit. Here are 5 amazing destinations in Portugal for your family holiday.
Lisbon Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, has stunning beaches and beautiful architecture. The riverfront Praça do Comércio is a stunning square to explore. Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga is a beautifully crafted museum with collections of Asian and European art. Visit the Castelo de São Jorge to see the views of the city and the river. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is a UNESCO World Heritage site and this monastery is known for its stunning craftsmanship. A few other locations to visit are Igreja & Museu São Roque, a 16th-century church, and the Igreja de São Domingos, a 12th-century church.
The Algarve in Portugal is known for being warm all year round. There are so many activities to enjoy here. You can play golf and stay at one of the many golf resorts. Visit Zoomarine with your family and explore this exciting combination of a theme park and an animal conservation centre. The beaches are stunning and the coastline is filled with some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Rent a child-friendly property overlooking the ocean, and you can spend your days exploring the stunning grottoes and caves along the coastline.
Madeira is an archipelago consisting of 4 islands and it is an autonomous region of Portugal. Funchal is the capital city known for its gothic style architecture and Madeira wine. Visit the Porto Moniz to enjoy aquariums, lovely beaches, volcanoes, and trekking. Vila Baleira is known for golf, snorkelling, nightlife and beaches. In Caniçal you can enjoy whale watching and fishing, trekking and relax on stunning beaches. Seixal is another beautiful is to visit and you can go trekking, try canyoning, and see the beautiful waterfalls.
The City of Porto is a coastal city known for its port wine and stately bridges. You can visit the Douro river valley to visit the vineyards and watch the beautiful scenery around it. The Dom Luís I Bridge is a metal arch bridge which connects the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Visit the baroque styled Clérigos Church that has a tall bell tower can be seen from many parts of the city.
The São Bento railway station is known for its azulejo tilework. Palácio da Bolsa is a stunning building that also hosts private events. It has many interesting galleries which you can explore through guided tours. A few other places to visit are Church of São Francisco, the Estádio do Dragão football stadium, and the aquarium Sea Life Porto. Best of all, Porto is less than 20 minutes away from Porto airport, so after a quick transfer, you’ll be able to get your holiday started.
On the foothills of the Sintra Mountains lies the town of Sintra. It is a royal sanctuary with stunning scenery, palaces and villas. Visit the Pena Palace which is on a high rock surrounded by greenery. Quinta da Regaleira, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an estate that has chapels, underground passages and a museum. The Castle of the Moors is located on a high cliff offering panoramic views and walking trails. A few other places you should also visit our Cabo da Roca, Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and the Palace of Queluz.
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