Portuguese City Guides

Portuguese City Guides

Spain is a beautiful and exciting European country with such a wide range of architectural styles, landscapes, micro climates and towns, from cosmopolitan cities like Madrid and Barcelona to Moorish gems like Granada and medieval hamlets like lively Laguardia in La Rioja wine country. Here is a list of some of the loveliest Spanish cities and towns, with a brief overview and some highlights. Happy Travels.

City Profile Cascais, Portugal

PortugalĀ“s darling little coastal town of Cascais housed the Royal Court in the late 19th century and many of the mansions, palaces and villas we now see were built during this regal period. Home to lovely gardens, pretty beaches and some interesting small museums, not to mention some excellent restaurants and an annual jazz festival, Cascais is well worth a visit...

City Profile Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra, Portugal's beautiful colonial university town, is located on a hill just above the river Mondego. It is one of Portugal's major historic capitals and is a wonderful mix of centuries of culture...

City Profile Evora, Portugal

The Roman town of Evora is about 150 km south of Lisbon, on top of a steep hill and dominated by a large cathedral. It is the chief city of the capital of Alto Alentejo Province...

City Profile Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is probably the most romantic city in Europe. Other cities are definitely beautiful or graceful, but Lisbon has something special, something impossible to articulate in words...

City Profile bidos, Portugal

Óbidos is one of Portugal's loveliest villages, located in the center of the country in the Ribatejo region. It is a "must see", if visiting central Portugal, along with the nearby beautiful villages of Batalha, Santarem and Tomar...

City Profile Oporto, Portugal

Portugal's second biggest city, Oporto ("Porto" in Portuguese) is the capital of Portugal's most famous wine region - Port. It is home to most of the Port lodges...

City Profile Sintra, Portugal

Sintra is the most beautiful village in Portugal. Its landscape is filled with history and culture. In Ancient times, Sintra was known as Mons Lunae, the hills of the moon...