Portugal Travel Guide

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Lisbon

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5322,13142,660

Porto

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1049,2808,277

Albufeira

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476,1107,291

Sintra

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542,2163,24

Lagos

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264,757,107

Madeira Island

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815,2029,2

Cascais

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468,2322,32

Funchal

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540,1175,102

Tavira

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210,445,37

Faro

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285,976,45

Évora

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431,1504,24

Alvor

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Algarve/Alvor-293072/TravelGuide-Alvor.html

131,373,22

Ponta Delgada

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169,501,39

Óbidos

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354,937,17

Fátima

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93,207,36

Nazaré

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154,494,13

Portimão

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67,244,53

Estoril

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62,353,19

Ilha de São Miguel

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248,949,14

Coimbra

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305,732,28

Belém

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269,1046,0

Praia da Rocha

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31,70,24

Aveiro

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66,243,28

Carvoeiro

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25,64,28

Porto Santo Island

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69,170,9

Silves

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122,371,4

Viana do Castelo

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87,266,36

Quarteira

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17,54,19

Peniche

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41,189,10

Braga

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138,384,35

Tomar

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114,344,8

Pinhão

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Distrito_de_Vila_Real/Pinhao-282879/TravelGuide-Pinhao.html

59,196,6

Ericeira

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55,198,7

Amarante

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58,216,6

Sagres

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129,451,13

Olhão

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31,150,5

Guimarães

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163,539,15

Armação de Pêra

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21,60,14

Sines

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Distrito_de_Setubal/Sines-279610/TravelGuide-Sines.html

21,70,2

Ferragudo

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20,74,7

Vila Real de Santo António

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52,127,3

Vila Franca do Campo

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11,131,0

Setúbal

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28,146,26

Ilha da Berlenga

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40,78,0

Alcochete

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Distrito_de_Setubal/Alcochete-293544/TravelGuide-Alcochete.html

38,158,0

Serra da Estrela

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Serra_da_Estrela-288160/TravelGuide-Serra_da_Estrela.html

105,209,0

Peso da Régua

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Distrito_de_Vila_Real/Peso_da_Regua-283001/TravelGuide-Peso_da_Regua.html

17,77,0

Covilhã

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Distrito_de_Castelo_Branco/Covilha-288864/TravelGuide-Covilha.html

64,126,13

Bragança

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Distrito_de_Braganca/Braganca-291575/TravelGuide-Braganca.html

40,96,13

Caminha

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Distrito_de_Viana_do_Castelo/Caminha-291074/TravelGuide-Caminha.html

23,51,0

Lisbon

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Porto

See all 1049 Porto Tips
  • Ribeira

    Porto Things to Do

    The river bank, or Ribeira, is a fine area to wander or relax. The more popular area of the Ribeira is along the river bank between São Francisco Church and the Ponte Dom Luis I. However, there are also sights to be seen across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia, as well as down river in the direction of Foz. Enjoy the views, admire the refurbished old...

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  • Castelo de Santa Catarina

    Porto Hotels

    We stayed four nights of May 2013 in Castelo Santa Catarina, Porto. To my mind this is the excellent...

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  • Portuguese traditional food

    4 out of 5 stars

    Porto Restaurants

    We went to Casa da Beira Alta at Porto, Portugal. It was great! It's a traditional cultural spot of the city where you can find nice food and drinks of the portuguese Beira Alta region. So, it's super typical and fun, lovely people (cheers, Olga!) and yummy food. We highly recommend, although it's a bit hidden - but right in the heart of...

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Albufeira

See all 476 Albufeira Tips
  • Old Town

    Albufeira Things to Do

    Walk along lots of avenidas (avenues) and travessas (lanes). You will find lots of restaurants; various nice shops and some surprises; as a house (now a restaurant) decorated with shells (see my last picture).

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  • Brisa Sol

    Albufeira Hotels

    I stayed here when i was 7 and it was a great hotel the bar was great even though as in recent...

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  • Shalom

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Albufeira Restaurants

    I recently visited the Algarve for the simply wonderful Euromeet 2016 so wonderfully organised by my dear friend Claus in Albufeira and a few other places in the region. VT member Ravenswing aka Lynne and I had vaguely planned to travel after the Euromeet but we liked it so much we stayed on a bit. One of the

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Sintra

See all 542 Sintra Tips
  • Quinta da Regaleira

    5 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Things to Do

    "Man of scientific spirit, very large culture and rare sensibility...", is what I read in the leaflet received at the entrance of the park, about the man who conceived the place. I can't follow him! I find no harmony, no connection between the buildings, no rationality at all. Maybe... that's the idea. It's not easy to classify the place, but...

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  • Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort

    Sintra Hotels

    We had a great holiday at this hotel, but there are some shortcomings which you should consider...

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  • Café a Piriquita

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Restaurants

    I visited Piriquita cafe in March 2011 for one reason – to sample the local Queijadas de Sintra ("cheesecakes of Sintra"). I had just eaten lunch at Restaurante Alcobaca next door, but their dessert menu did not include queijadas, so I made my way to Piriquita instead. My guidebook recommended Piriquita as the best place to sample these local...

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Lagos

See all 264 Lagos Tips
  • Grottos

    Lagos Things to Do

    The coastline near Lagos is among the most interesting and scenic on the Algarve. Here the orange/brown limestone has been eroded into intriguing stacks, arches and grottos, with pretty little coves tucked among them, many accessible only by sea. The best way to see these formations is by boat and there are many trips available from stands along...

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  • Tivoli Lagos

    Lagos Hotels

    The Tivoli hotel in Lagos is a nice 4 star hotel with good facilities such as a couple of...

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  • The Garden

    Lagos Restaurants

    As part of our day trip to Lagos our meeting organiser, Claus (cachaseiro) had arranged for us to have lunch in the pretty courtyard of this aptly-named restaurant. The speciality here is BBQ, cooked on the large grill at one side of the garden, and our set meal included a choice of dishes from here, preceded with a selection of starters that were...

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Madeira Island

See all 815 Madeira Island Tips
  • Landscape

    Madeira Island General

    Madeira suffered a lot from strong flooding, but it was almost recovered in my last visit. I want to state my solidarity to the people, and my absolute confidence that, in a couple of weeks, as soon as the mud will be removed, the beauty of the island is glowing again. PS I had the opportunity to go there again in June, for the Open Dance...

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  • Hotel Calheta Beach

    Madeira Island Hotels

    Calheta has a marvelous marina and have the only beach of yellow sand. It´s situated in the West...

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  • Eternal Beauty

    Madeira Island General

    Madeira suffered a lot from strong flooding, but it was almost recovered in my last visit. I want to state my solidarity to the people, and my absolute confidence that, in a couple of weeks, as soon as the mud will be removed, the beauty of the island is glowing again.PS I had the opportunity to go there again in June, for the Open Dance Contest....

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Cascais

See all 468 Cascais Tips
  • Boca do Inferno

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cascais Things to Do

    This deep crevice in the rocky coast near Cascais is a popular draw for tourists, although I personally failed to see why. Maybe the weather was just too nice and the sea too calm when I visited. In fact it looked rather tranquil, quite a letdown considering its name translated into English is 'The Mouth of Hell'! Furthermore, a number of...

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  • Vila Gale Village Cascais

    Cascais Hotels

    The Vila Gale Cascais Hotel has 233 rooms apread over 6 floors. At the seaside you have a great view...

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  • Dom Pedro I

    Cascais Restaurants

    This restaurant has a nice dining room decorated with lots of beautiful azulejos and a small terrace if you like to eat outside. The waiters were kind and the food was always good there. I visited it several times and I have never been disappointed by the food I had. At Dom Pedro I they have a menu of the day that includes fish or meat;...

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Funchal

See all 540 Funchal Tips
  • Madeira Sidecar Tours

    Funchal Things to Do

    The best way to explore Madeira with a local is by a sidecar motorbike. Forget the buses or driving on narrow roads. The motorbike and their comfortable sidecars are new on the scene in Madeira and cause much noise when driving through towns and villages. On the old roads the views are spectacular and the sense of freedom and openness is...

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  • Quinta Jardins do Lago Inn

    Funchal Hotels

    Calm, friendly More to be found on my webpages on Madeira The 50-year old turtle is an attraction by...

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  • Monte Palace Tropical Garden, many...

    Funchal Things to Do

    Since the Monte Tropical Garden started in 1987, the estate is reforested with exotic and native plants and trees.From the Madeiran woods, " Laurissilva'', you can find ferns, cedars and laurels. From South Africa you can find many species of cycads and proteas. Further you will see heather from Scotland and azaleas from Belgium.It s nice to walk...

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Tavira

See all 210 Tavira Tips
  • The Castle

    Tavira Things to Do

    Built and rebuilt in several periods, the experts find in this castle and walls, signs from the Muslim times and christian changes. Destroyed by 1755 earthquake, most of the walls were dismantled, but there are still disperse elements (walls and doors) in the centre of town.

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  • Hotel Eurotel Tavira

    Tavira Hotels

    an hotel so-so about average with some charm and well atendant staff. not very modern building but...

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  • Ex Libris Gourmet

    Tavira Restaurants

    I have visited Portugal 9 times and have always been treated in a warm and friendly manner – until I came inside this business. I an another VT member decided to visit the historic and tourist city of Tavira, and further explore the tourist area around the ‘Roman Bridge’. We were looking for a nice place to have lunch. The outside of Ex Libris...

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Faro

See all 285 Faro Tips
  • Old Town

    4 out of 5 stars

    Faro Things to Do

    The most picturesque part of Faro is undoubtedly its old town or Cidade Velha. Approaching from the north through the Jardim Manuel Bivar which borders the marina, you enter through the old gate, the neo-classical Arco da Vila, designed by Francisco Xavier Fabri. When we were there in May this was crowned with storks’ nests – and indeed with...

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  • Tivoli Carvoeiro

    Faro Hotels

    Rooms are in need of a makeover - ours was noisey especially in the evening in the form of...

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  • Faz Gostos

    4 out of 5 stars

    Faro Restaurants

    I came to this restaurant in the old town with seven VT friends, having spotted it earlier in the day and liked the sound of the menu. But we should maybe have realised what we could expect from our evening here by our reception which, while friendly and helpful, was a bit chaotic. The process of sorting out two tables for four each that we could...

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Évora

See all 431 Évora Tips
  • Chapel of Bones

    4 out of 5 stars

    Évora Things to Do

    One of things I most wanted to see in Evora was the bone chapel. Since hearing/reading about it, I've been really intrigued by it - a chapel decorated with the bones/skulls of plague victims and/or monks (depending on the source), all exhumed from overcrowded graveyards in the 16th century. Anyway, it's ghoulish and eerie, but in a cool way - I...

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  • Albergaria Do Calvario

    Évora Hotels

    My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the Albergaria Do Calvario and we enjoyed every minute of...

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  • Traditional Alentejo Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Évora Restaurants

    Bota Alta is a restaurant that serves mostly traditional food from the Alentejo area, which means lots of meat (especially pork), but also seafood - since Evora (and the rest of Alentejo) is in the interior of Portugal, it makes sense that the food would mostly come from farming rather than fishing, though seafood is also common there (it's still...

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Alvor

See all 131 Alvor Tips
  • Great Little Indian

    Alvor Restaurants

    Although only small The Indian Hut II (Indian Hut I is around the corner and much bigger) serves up some really nice food. We had a lovely meal here on our last night, We ordered Chicken Chat and shish Kebab to start followed by a Lamb Karahi and Chicken Pasanda with Pilau Rice and Garlic and Chilli Nan. It was all really tasty, service was quick...

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  • Alvor Village

    Alvor Hotels

    Sitio da Dourada, Alvor, 8500-053, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The Best Food In Town

    Alvor Restaurants

    This Restaurant certainly serves the best food in town, I love it. The food is Fantastic and it has a real local traditional family run atmosphere. As soon as you walk in the door you will know that you are on to something special, The Traditional Fishermans house type decor really gives it atmosphere and indeed the Owner of the Restaurant used to...

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Ponta Delgada

See all 169 Ponta Delgada Tips
  • Azorean Gift Shop

    Ponta Delgada Things to Do

    In the city or at the airport the best place to find the Azorean specialties and handcrafts. The airport store Azorean Gift Shop is open every day from 6 am to 9 pm, you can get the best cheeses, pineapple, and the best souvenirs of the islands. There is a second store at seaside avenue with the same offer, including Portuguese wines, vintage Port...

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  • Hotel Talisman

    Ponta Delgada Hotels

    Very friendly their goal is to please,was disapointed though upon arriving after a very long...

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  • A great place to eat pizza and exotic...

    Ponta Delgada Restaurants

    Aproveitei a vinda de uma amiga do estrangeiro e escolhemos este restaurante para tomarmos um copo e "petiscarmos" um pouco da comida. Como queríamos uma refeição leve, foi-nos recomendado o prato do dia, omelete de tomate com coentros. Pareceu-nos uma boa opção e acompanhámos a comida com vinho branco e cerveja. Para sobremesa, pedi mousse...

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Óbidos

See all 354 Óbidos Tips
  • Ginginha

    Óbidos Things to Do

    No, Obidos doesn't have the best Ginginha - for that you must try Alcobaça, but Obidos is the best place to drink Ginginha. This very strong and sweet liquor plays a distinguishable role in Obidos evenings and afternoons. Served in a chocolate cup, be careful: drink and eat everything but your fingers!

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  • Marriott Praia Del Rey Golf And Beach...

    Óbidos Hotels

    I came here is a 3 day visit to celebrate my mother's birthday. We enjoyed the beautiful...

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  • Ginginha Trip

    Óbidos Things to Do

    No, Obidos doesn't have the best Ginginha - for that you must try Alcobaça, but Obidos is the best place to drink Ginginha. This very strong and sweet liquor plays a distinguishable role in Obidos evenings and afternoons. Served in a chocolate cup, be careful: drink and eat everything but your fingers!

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Fátima

See all 93 Fátima Tips
  • Casa das Irmãs Dominicanas

    Fátima Restaurants

    Open for all tourist (lunch and dinner) It does not take guest of this hotel to be able to have lunch or dinner. Just warn you before the reception. At best Portuguese style are served: a bowl of soup, a dish main, a dessert. All accompanied by a bottle mineral water and a bottle of wine. Already included in the price. The service is done by...

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  • Hotel Anjo de Portugal

    Fátima Hotels

    For me this is the best location at Fátima, considering star quality and also cost vs. benefit. So,...

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  • New cathedral

    Fátima Things to Do

    After many millions and some polemic, the new cathedral is already working. Standing face to the other, it was decided to low it in the ground, to preserve the image of the whole place. I didn't enter it yet, I don't know the advantages of a double cathedral, but I may confirm that the general look was not spoilt.

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