From fairytale towns complete with turrets and towers and the lush fertile vineyards of the Duoro to the cool and crumbling streets of Lisbon and the coastal paradise of the Algarve, Portugal offers up a plentiful mix of sights, tastes and culture whatever your travel palate.
What to see…
Jerónimos Monastery is a masterpiece by anyone’s standards having taken 100 years to complete, and is a perfect example of Manueline architecture (unique to Portugal). Our advice is to get there early as lines can be long and you don’t want to be hanging around in the Lisbon heat. And don’t forget, it’s closed on Mondays.
A trip along the magnificent and watery Duoro Valley is great for wine and heritage lovers alike. Stop by quaint vineyards and taste port wine or experience the wonderful city of Porto, where the river escapes into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Portuguese village of Monsanto is built on, under, in and around giant boulders and is a dedicated living museum – perfect for your Instagram feed
This picturesque Portuguese village of Monsanto is stuck between a rock and a hard place, quite literally. The village is built on, under, in and around giant boulders and is a dedicated living museum – and is made for your Instagram feed.