How you should explore Portugal

Portugal is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe! This small country has many things to see and do. Lisbon, Porto, Madeira, Funchal and Sintra are just a few of the places that you should explore if you visit Portugal.


Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and a popular tourist destination. It has a lot of history, including many museums, parks and gardens. There are also lots of places to eat out or drink at night. The city is also convenient for car rental for further exploring the entire country.

The city itself has a lot to offer visitors: you can visit Rossio Square where there are shops selling traditional Portuguese goods; take a look at Sao Jorge Castle which overlooks Lisbon; go shopping on Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) - this avenue was once called "The Paris Rodeo" because it had so many fancy shops! If you're feeling adventurous then try riding one of these cable cars up to Bairro Alto neighborhood where there are many bars where locals hang out after work.


Porto is a city in northern Portugal, with a population of over 2 million people. It's the second largest city in the country and has been known as the "Cradle of the Portuguese Language" since at least 1572. It's also considered one of Europe's oldest cities!


Madeira is a small island in the Atlantic, about 300 miles off the coast of Morocco. It has a subtropical climate and is known for its beaches, waterfalls and mountains. The island has also been a popular tourist destination since it was discovered by Portuguese explorers in 1419.


Funchal is a great place to visit. It's the capital of Madeira, an island off the coast of Portugal. There are many attractions in Funchal and the harbour is beautiful, as well as its cathedral and botanical garden.


Sintra is a town in Portugal, about 30km from Lisbon. The town is known for its castles, which were built by the Portuguese royal family during the 15th and 16th centuries. The area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and has been one of the most visited places in Portugal ever since.

Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada is the second-largest city in the Azores, with a population of about 45,000 people. It's also one of Portugal's most popular tourist destinations and has plenty to offer travelers seeking an authentic taste of traditional culture.

Ponta Delgada was founded in 1468 by Joao Vaz Corte-Real after he discovered it while searching for new land to settle his colony on (he named it "Cape Girdle"). Today, you can visit monuments from this era like Forte dos Remedios or Castelo dos Governadores da Ilha Terceira. You can also explore churches like Nossa Senhora do Rosario Church or Sao Jose Church as well as museums like Museu Municipal do Funchal or National Aquarium of Madeira--which features over 200 species including sharks!


Cascais is a town in Portugal that's known for its beaches, restaurants and casinos. It's also located near Lisbon and other popular tourist destinations like Sintra (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The beach at Cascais is one of the best places to go swimming in Portugal--and it's not just because of its popularity with tourists! There are also several restaurants nearby where you can grab something delicious before or after your swim.

If you're looking for somewhere more relaxing than the beach but still want some time outdoors, head over to Parque Florestal de Monsanto just outside town. You'll find trails through woods filled with trees like eucalyptus, pine trees and acacia shrubs along with wildflowers blooming during springtime months like May through September depending on what part of Europe you're visiting during those times (which we'll talk about later).

Have fun in Portugal

Portugal is a country that has so much to offer. If you're looking for a great city break, Lisbon is the place to start. If you prefer nature and wildlife, Madeira is perfect for you. And if culture is more your thing, then Sintra has plenty of castles and palaces waiting to be explored! Portugal has something for everyone: whether it's exploring its historic cities or discovering the beautiful landscapes of its countryside; there really is something here for everyone.

Portugal is a beautiful country and it has so much to offer. I hope you enjoyed this guide to exploring Portugal and can use it as a starting point for your own trip there.