Where to go in Portugal
List of regions
Portugal's modern and cosmopolitan capital, Lisbon, is located on the Atlantic coast and has been extensively redeveloped since earthquakes levelled it in the 1700s. One of the highlights of any visit to the capital is a trip across the water to nearby Cacilhas, where an elevated statue of Christ, …
The year-round Mediterranean climate of the Algarve is one of the things that has always set it apart from the rest of Portugal. Home to some of Europe's most beautiful beaches, this is a region that has long been a popular all-inclusive beach holiday destination.
Portugal's most popular island welcomes you with year-round sunshine and impressive mountain scenery. Lying halfway between Portugal's south coast and the shores of Africa, Madeira offers a delightful blend of relaxation and adventure.
Lisbon manages to combine centuries of charm with the metropolitan feel of a modern day capital city. Bairro Alto, the higher city, is a region buzzing with vibrant bars and restaurants linked to the lower town by the stunning Elevador de Santa Justa.
Porto's claim to fame as the second largest city in Portugal and the ancestral home of port have earned it a place on the tourism map, but it is the city's historical legacy that really engages visitors.
Funchal's popularity springs primarily from its universal appeal. Whether you are looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Madeira, relax in the sunshine, or party till dawn, this city will not disappoint.
The Azores Archipelago lies 1,500 km west of Lisbon, isolated in the middle of the southern Atlantic. Experience everything from whale-watching to diving and hiking, all framed by a landscape of volcanic peaks, black-sand beaches and vast crater lakes.
Southern Portugal is the most visited region of Portugal, due in a large part to the Algarve, Portugal's answer to the Mediterranean. This beautiful southern coastline, with a year-round warm climate and white sands is a beach lover's paradise.
Bordered to the north by the Douro River and to the south by the river Tagus, Central Portugal is a region that stretches the breadth of the country.