10 Best Places to Visit in Portugal - Travel Video
Located on the western coast of the Iberian peninsula, Portugal is one of Europe’s most visited countries due to its idyllic climate, affordable travel costs and exceptional attractions. Portugal’s varied geography ranges from the verdant mountains and vineyards of the North to the glamorous beaches of the Algarve along the southern coastline. Also belonging to Portugal but lying in the Atlantic Ocean are the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, known for their lush landscapes and flower gardens. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Portugal.
10 Things to do in Porto, Portugal Travel Guide
Join us as we visit Porto, Portugal in this travel guide covering 10 things to do including attractions, food and experiences. Porto ended up being one of our favorite cities during our Europe trip with my parents and is completely different from Lisbon. From riverside barrios to Neoclassical buildings and tram rides to stunning views over the Douro you'll find Porto is a city with no shortage of charm.
10 Things to do in Porto City Tour | Portugal Travel Guide: (Oporto)
Intro - 00:01
1) Visit the Blue Tiled Church “Chapel of Souls” (Igreja do Carmo -Capela das Almas) - 00:31
2) Shop for books inside Lello Bookstore (Livraria Lello) - 01:00
3) Set foot inside São Bento Train Station (Estação Ferroviária de São Bento) - 03:02 + Porto Cathedral (Sé do Porto) - 03:35
4) Explore the Riverside Quarter of Ribeira - 04:10
5) Sample local dishes from Porto at Terreirinho restaurant - 04:24
6) Visit the Church of Saint Francis (Igreja de São Francisco) - 05:54
7) Visit the Bolhão Market (Mercado do Bolhão) - 07:09
8) Walk across Dom Luís I Bridge for the best views of Porto (Ponte D. Luís I) - 08:33
9) Drink Port wine at Croft (vinho do Porto) - 10:25
10) Take a boat tour, cable car, funicular or walk down the Douro River - 10:04 & 12:16
*Bonus* Eat a Francesinha Portuguese sandwich - 12:40
Outro - 16:30
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Our visit Porto travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to Portuguese cuisine, top sightseeing tourist attractions including visiting churches, monasteries, parks, wineries, bridges, quirky neighborhoods and museums. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won't find in a typical Porto tourism brochure, Porto itinerary or Porto city tour also known as Oporto, Portuguesa.
10 Things to do in Porto, Portugal Travel Guide Video Transcript: (OPORTO)
Lisbon is beautiful, but Porto is magical. We arrived in Porto with our taxi driver’s words still ringing in our ears, and we’re happy to say, the city did not disappoint!
Our time in Porto was spent sipping on Port wine, soaking in the views across the Douro River, wandering through the hilly streets, and marvelling at buildings covered in blue tiles.
In this travel guide, we’re going to share a little bit of Porto’s magic with you, and also show you some of the things you too can see, eat, and drink when you visit Porto!
Known as the Chapel of Souls, this church is covered in tiles that represent moments in the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Catherine.
This bookstore is a feast for the eyes. The bookstore was even frequented by JK Rowling when she taught English in Porto, and it’s reported to have been an inspiration in her Harry Potter series.
We continued our walk downhill until we reached the São Bento Train Station.
Porto Cathedral is one of the oldest landmarks in the city with cloisters where the walls are covered in blue tiles.
We reached the neighbourhood of Ribeira, which sits right on the shores of the Douro River. This neighbourhood is lined with many sidewalk cafes, bars, and restaurants, so it’s a nice place to rest your legs and do a bit of people watching. Feeling hungry we wandered down some of the back streets until we found a small restaurant serving up local specialities.
We made time for one more attraction: the Church of Saint Francis.
The Bridge we had all been waiting for was Dom Luis the first Bridge, which spans the Douro River. The lower deck carries regular traffic with narrow walkways for those on foot, and the upper deck is reserved for pedestrians and the metro lines.
For the best views of Porto, you need to walk the upper deck!
There was only one thing on our minds: visit one of the many wineries that line this side of the river! We ended up walking into Croft for a wine tasting without need for an appointment, and this turned out to be one of our favourite activities in Porto!
Filled to the brim with port wine, cheese and chocolate, we enjoyed a light stroll along the Douro River, watching the boats bob in the water.
That’s a wrap for our visit to Porto! We hope you guys enjoyed following along and that you got a few ideas for your own trip. If you have any other suggestions of fun things to do in and around Porto, feel free to share those with travellers in the comments below.
This is part of our Travel in Portugal video series showcasing Portuguese food, Portuguese culture and Portuguese cuisine.
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Welcome to BRAGA. A Charming City in Northern Portugal.
Happy Holidays from Braga, Portugal! We are visiting this beautiful city located in the north of Portugal. Braga has plenty to offer, amazing views, incredible food, history, and more. Join us, and let’s explore this city.
Braga is a city in the Cávado Valley of Northern Portugal. It is the fifth largest city in Portugal after Lisbon, Porto, Amadora and Vila Nova de Gaia. It is an ancient and modern city and one of the most important Archdiocese.
Braga has a university is called the Universidade do Minho, and it is around 30 years old. It has a medium size campus area with lots of bars and cheap restaurants around it.
Portugal’s third-largest city is an elegant town laced with ancient narrow lanes closed to vehicles, strewn with plazas and a splendid array of baroque churches. Braga is a lively city, one of the oldest in the country, and is teeming with young people who study at its universities. The constant chiming of bells is a reminder of Braga’s age-old devotion to the spiritual world. Its religious festivals – particularly the elaborately staged Semana Santa (Holy Week) – are famous throughout Portugal. But don’t come expecting piety alone: Braga’s upscale old centre is packed with lively cafes and trim boutiques, some excellent restaurants and low-key bars catering to students from the Universidade do Minho. In fact, it's such a young city that in 2012 it was pronounced the European Youth Capital.
It’s known for its religious heritage and events. To the east, Bom Jesus do Monte complex has a neoclassical church atop an elaborate 17-flight stairway. In the city center, medieval Braga Cathedral is home to a sacred art museum and the Gothic-style Kings' Chapel. Nearby, the imposing Archbishop’s Palace overlooks Santa Barbara Garden.
The Igreja de Bom Jesus (Church of the Good Jesus):
This church is one of the most remarkable examples of 18th (and early 19th) Century religious architecture anywhere-- if it weren't in little-visited northern Portugal, it would be far more famous. The church at the top of the mountain outside the city of Braga, completed in 1822 by Portuguese architect Carlos Amarante, replacing an earlier (15th Century) shrine at the same site. The fascination of Bom Jesus lies not in the church, but rather in the Escadaria (stairway) leading up the mountain-side. The Escadaria was originally devised by the Archbishop of Braga in 1722 to allow pilgrims to reach the earlier shrine; in its completed form (also by Almarante), it is one of the best examples of Baroque religious architecture in Iberia.
Santa Barbara Garden:
The Santa Barbara Garden is a must-see attraction for any visitor to Portugal’s historic city of Braga. Located within easy reach of the main square, the cathedral, and other Braga attractions, one can easily find it next to the former palace of the Archbishop. Built in a fortress-like style, the palace began being erected in the 14th century, undergoing several extensions and renovations subsequently, most notably in the 17th century.
The Cathedral of Braga:
The Cathedral of Braga is one of the city’s cultural highlights and a must-visit destination on your trip to Braga, Portugal. The Cathedral of Braga dates back to the 11th Century and it is now the oldest-surviving church in Portugal, fully befitting of the country’s third-largest and oldest city. The cathedral was commissioned by Count Henry of Burgundy and was built on the site of an old Romanesque building, a former Moorish mosque.
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Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Portugal
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Portugal is one of Europe’s most visited countries. Due to its pleasant climate, reasonable travel costs and outstanding attractions. Portugal’s varied geography ranges from the grassy mountains and wineries of the North to the rolling farmland and medieval villages of the Central region to the beautiful beaches of the Algarve along the southern coastline. Here is a list of Top 10 best places to visit in Portugal.
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Located on the western coast of the Iberian peninsula, Portugal is one of Europe’s most visited countries due to its idyllic climate, affordable travel costs and exceptional attractions. Portugal’s varied geography ranges from the verdant mountains and vineyards of the North to the rolling farmland and medieval villages of the Central region to the glamorous beaches of the Algarve along the southern coastline. Also belonging to Portugal but lying in the Atlantic Ocean are the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, known for their lush landscapes and flower gardens. An overview of the best places to visit in Portugal.
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Porto, Portugal Travel Guide - Must-See Attractions
Porto, also known as Oporto in English, is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe and the capital of the second major great urban area in Portugal. Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
The most important places to visit in Porto are: Casa da Musica, Estadio do Dragao, Foz do Douro, Serralves Foundation and Museum, Igreja de Sao Francisco, National Museum Soares dos Reis, Palacio da Bolsa, Porto Cathedral, Teatro Nacional Sao Joao, Port Wine Caves and many more.
This video offers a lot of tips to help you plan the perfect vacation. If you want to save time and money, the most important Porto travel tip is to compare prices before booking a hotel room or a flight. You can do this for free on a site that searches through hundreds of other travel websites in real time for the best travel deals available.
Best Of Northern Portugal
Best Of Northern Portugal
Northern Portugal is growing popular as a holiday destination with families staying in holiday rentals. This region of Portugal has amazing attractions such as the historical and cultural landmarks.
In recent years the demand for self catering holiday accommodation has grown. This has resulted in a great choice of holiday apartments, villas, cottages and farmhouses now being available to rent as self catering holiday homes.
In order to enjoy Northern Portugal to the fullest, it is advisable to opt for sightseeing tours, extreme sports and water sports that tourists can enjoy in this wonderful region.
Tourists must try out water sports such as kayaking, snorkeling and canoeing in the beaches of Northern Portugal. Northern Portugal is the perfect destination to try these extreme sports such as skiing, snowboarding and wind surfing. Tourists can enjoy their Northern Portugal holiday trip to the fullest by opting to try outdoor land sports such as biking, trailing and walking.
When staying in holiday homes in North Portugal many holiday makers like to sample the great night life. Many go to the wonderful clubs and restaurants that are so common in this area. The clubs here offer many different types of music including rock, jazz and hip-hop.
Northern Portugal has many bars offering world class beer and wines. One of the most alluring features of checking out the bars here is that tourists can taste the exotic port wine. Holiday makers can enjoy the fresh local food and wine that is served in many of the family cafes and restaurants. This part of Portugal is particularly proud of its local seafood dishes and they are certainly worth tasting if you get a chance.
When on vacation to North Portugal you must try and see some of the wonderful museums. The Museu da Ceramica (Ceramics Museum) is very popular with locals as well as tourists and is worth a visit. The region is also rich in history and local architecture with many religious sites.
One good example of this is Braga town which has lots of beautiful churches. Of particular interest are the Sameiro Sanctuary and Bom Jesus sanctuary. It would also be wise to plan a trip to Chaves to see the 14th century castle. There is also a Roman Bridge on the river Tamega and the mother-church of Romanesque origin to see while you are there.
Northern Portugal is the perfect place to buy horn, wood and cork objects. There are also many decorative kitchen items that can also be bought. Many holiday makers buy the local port and take it home friends as gifts. You can also purchase some of the world's best ceramics and hand made azulejos (hand painted tiles).
This region of Portugal is full of charm and the locals are very friendly. It is a great place to go on vacation as there are so many different things to do. Many families like to rent holiday villas and self catering holiday apartments in this part of Portugal as holiday homes. Staying in holiday rentals in Northern Portugal is growing in popularity each year.
Northern Portugal is full of charm and the locals are very friendly. It is a great place to go on vacation as there are so many different things to do. Many families like to rent holiday villas and self catering holiday apartments in this part of Portugal as holiday homes. Staying in holiday rentals in Northern Portugal is growing in popularity each year.
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PLACES NEAR LISBON: Sintra, Estoril, Cascais, Almada (Portugal)
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The Estoril coast is relatively close to Lisbon/Lisboa, the Portuguese capital; it extends 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the capital. Estoril is popularly recognized for the Casino Estoril, widely regarded as Europe's largest casino.
Cascais is a coastal municipality 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of Lisbon; it is a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital and one of the richest municipalities of Portugal. It is located on the Estoril Coast (also known as the Portuguese Riviera), in the Greater Lisbon subregion.
Sintra is a municipality and town in the Grande Lisboa subregion of Portugal, and considered part of the Portuguese Riviera. Sintra is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has become a major tourist centre, visited by many day-trippers who travel from the capital Lisbon.
In addition to the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, the parishes of the town of Sintra are dotted with royal retreats, estates, castles and other buildings, including the medieval Castelo dos Mouros, the Pena Palace and the Sintra Palace.
The Sintra Mountains, a granite massif ten kilometres long emerge abruptly between a vast plain to the north and the northern margin of the Tagus River estuary, winding in a serpentine cordillera towards the Atlantic Ocean and Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of continental Europe. Since 1966, the Sintra Mountains have been affected by fires that have destroyed a major part of the original forest, which has been substituted by acacia and other fast-growing exotic species. The forested area of the Sintra mountains is about 5,000 hectares (50 km2).
Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) is a cape which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal and continental Europe. The cape is located within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, 42 kilometres west of the city of Lisbon and in the southwest of Sintra.
The Sanctuary of Christ the King (Portuguese: Santuário de Cristo Rei) is a Catholic monument and shrine dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ overlooking the city of Lisbon situated in the city of Almada, Portugal. It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, after the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon visited that monument.
AVEIRO, the VENICE OF PORTUGAL!!
Exploring Aveiro Portugal, complete travel guide on how to get there via train, what it's like, where to eat, and things to do. Exploring the canals & enjoying a delicious Portuguese food.
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