3 Day Trips from Coimbra

Coimbra is a Portuguese city known for its rich history in the arts and delicious cuisine. After exploring Coimbra, I highly recommend venturing out an exploring these three day trips towns: Conimbriga, Montemor-o-Velho, and Figueira da Foz. Don’t forget to check…

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Top 3 Day Trips from Braga, Portugal

Braga is a gorgeous city in Portugal’s northwestern Minho region. After exploring Braga, make sure you head out to the nearby towns of Guimarães, Ponte de Lima, and Viana do Castelo. Each make great day trips from Braga! Check out our…

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The Roman Ruins of Portugal

Roman ruins are a fascinating part of European history. The Roman Empire was expansive and ruled over a large portion of modern day Europe for over a thousand years. In Portugal, there are a number of these historic sites sprinkled…

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What to See and Eat in Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra is a charismatic Portuguese city located approximately 128 miles (205 km) north of Lisbon in the Centro region of Portugal. Coimbra and its surrounding towns were inhabited by several societies over the past 2,000 years. Celts, Romans, Barbarians, Moors,…

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Things to See and Eat in Leiria, Portugal

Halfway between Lisbon and Porto lies the picturesque town of Leiria, filled with cobbled streets, terra cotta rooftops and friendly people. Overlooking the city from a nearby hilltop is the beautiful Leiria Castle. Leiria is an easily accessible destination. The…

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Things You Must See and Do in Porto

Gilded cathedrals, old buildings clinging to hillsides, angular modern architecture and of course, sweet Port wine all greet you in Porto, Portugal’s second largest city. Overlooking the Douro River, Oporto, as it is known in English, was founded as an…

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Top 10 Things to See and Do in Evora

Named a World Heritage City in 1986, Évora, Portugal stands as a blend of various cultures, empires and architecture. It dates back more than two millennia, and has been occupied by the Romans, Moors and Celts, among other peoples. Évora…

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Top 5 Day Trips from Evora

Evora is the main city in the province of Alto Alentejo, which is one of the two provinces within the region of Alentejo. This ancient area of Portugal borders Spain, that is why there are so many fortified towns. Here are the 5…

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What to See and Do in Braga, Portugal

The city of Braga, located in northwestern Portugal, is the oldest Portuguese city in the country’s verdant Minho region. Braga is home to more than thirty churches, but its religious significance is most certainly not a 21st century occurrence. In…

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15 Things You Must Do in Lisbon

Legend has it that Lisbon’s name came from a Portuguese word for safe harbor. Nestled at the western edge of Europe and featuring multiple architectural styles, many travelers find Lisbon an ideal location to drop anchor, explore history and sample…

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The 27 Most Delicious Restaurants of Portugal

Portugal’s cuisine features Mediterranean influences often partnered with a lot of seafood or hearty portions of meat. Some dishes incorporate one of the various nation’s cheese or staple vegetables. Portugal’s gastronomy is delicious, and while there are traditional staples that…

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