Things to see and do - Portugal and Madeira
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By car, 239 km, 1 day
This southern province was so successful in cultivating its difference that for centuries the monarch was called ''King of Portugal and the Algarve''. Its hilly landscapes with fertile valleys and its heavenly coastline have attracted many conquering..
By car, 235 km, 1 day
Summer is the best season for climbing continental Portugal's high peaks. The ''Star Mountains'' offer contrasting landscapes of glacial granite formations and pastures with farms protected by the famous Cao de la Serra Da Estrela, a breed of dog cha..
By car, 61 km, 1 day
The eccentricity of Ferdinand II of Portugal and his landscape architect Luigi Manini turned Sintra into a mecca for European Romantic architecture. This ''most blessed spot on the whole inhabitable globe'' according to English poet Robert Southey, a..
By car, 93 km, 1 day
Serra da Arrábida is said to have the most pleasant climate in Portugal. It is very popular with Lisbonites, who need only venture a few kilometres to the south to admire these limestone mountains covered by intense greenery that so inspired the poet..
By car, 39 km, 1 day
The bathing resort in Lagos is famous for its creeks, marina and sailing competitions. The first slave markets in Europe were held in the town's Infante D. Henrique Square. In the surrounding area, the rock formations at Ponta da Piedade provide a sp..
By car, 95 km, 1 day
The Algarve is a fertile garden full of flowers and dazzlingly white villages, with an idyllic Mediterranean climate. Faro, the main port in the southern Algarve, lies on the most southerly headland in Portugal. This quiet and peaceful city makes a p..
Pedestrian, 5 km, 2 days
Portugal's second city after Lisbon has given its name to some of the most famous wines in the world ... A misty, Oceanic city. As traditional and durable as granite, but also lively and full of resources, Porto will captivate even the most discernin..
Pedestrian, Public Transport, 25 km, 3 days
With its staircases, old trams, bookshops that open at night, stalls where you can drink la bica (a small coffee) or ginginha (a cherry liqueur), Lisbon is more alive than it’s possible to describe! From the right bank of the Tagus to the area west o..