Despite being the neighboring country and being one of the most visited destinations by the Spanish, Portugal remains a great unknown. And that we are talking about a territory that has a lot to offer the traveler: an important historical and cultural heritage, spectacular landscapes, beautiful beaches, excellent cuisine ... In addition, cities throughout the country can be found that are worthwhile to visit.
Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We are going to take a tour of some of the most important cities in Portugal. Do you want to join us?
As it could not be otherwise, we will start by talking about Lisbon, which is the capital of the country. Located at the mouth of the Block, also known as "city of fado" or "city of siesta hills", among other denominations, offers travelers a perfect combination between the modern and ancient world, being able to find from the most cosmopolitan places to areas with a lot of history.
The second most important city in Portugal is Porto. It is located in the north of the country, specifically next to the mouth of the Duero. Of this city stand out its elegant neighborhoods and its stately villas, which contrast with the old alleys and the narrow streets, which have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
We continue our tour of the most important cities in Portugal in Braga, which is also located in the north of the country. This small city is one of the oldest in Portugal. In fact, Celts, Romans, Suevi and Visigoths have passed through it. It is important to note that this is one of the points religious most important in the whole country, the Cathedral being an example of this.
We also want to tell you about Coimbra, a city very close to Porto that is located on the side of a hill bathed by the sea. The city is divided into two distinct areas: on the one hand, the university district; on the other, the commercial district. The tower of the old university stands out, which dominates the place.
Another city that could not miss on the list is Funchal, which is the capital of the beautiful island of Madeira. Located in a large natural basin, Funchal is today a modern and cosmopolitan city that is full of luxurious restaurants, five-star hotels and a great climate all year round. Therefore, it is very popular with celebrities.
For its part, Aveiro is a city that stands out for its wonderful beaches and for the channels that surround it, which are full of colorful boats. In fact, many know it as the Portuguese Venice. On the other hand, it is also recommended to visit the buildings modernists from the city, to the churches, museums and the Dunas de São Jacinto Natural Reserve. In addition, it is important to note that here you can find a wide range of accommodation and restaurants.
If you are interested in history, Évora can be very interesting for you. Declared a World Heritage Site by the Unesco, the city has a valuable architectural and artistic heritage, being able to see Roman, Gothic, Neoclassical, Baroque traces ...
Knowing that we have left many important cities in the pipeline, we are going to finish our tour of Portugal in Setúbal, which is located about 30 kilometers from Lisbon. In addition to hosting the third most important port in the country, Setúbal hides a great important heritage monumental. Nor should we forget that it is one of the largest oyster producers.
Top 10 largest Cities of Portugal (June 2020)
- Aveiro, Évora, Braga, cities, Coimbra, Funchal, Lisbon, Porto, Setúbal