Portugal is filled with verdant landscapes, and beautiful little towns sprinkled all over. It might seem like untying the Gordian Knot to visit and explore all the towns of Portugal hence this selection. These are the most scenic, quaint towns of Portugal. The fairytale town of Sintra is one of the mystical places you might be lucky to visit in your lifetime. The photo-perfect town is nestled at the mouth of the Sintra Mountains and links directly to the stunning waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Renowned sites to visit in Sintra include; Pena National Palace which features a breathtaking combination of Neo-Islamic, Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Gothic styles of architecture. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
It is no hype that locals call Aveiro the ‘Venice of Portugal.’ The dainty town has stunning canals whose courses slither through the entire city. The enchanting cities showcase quintessential Portuguese architecture in all their glory. These buildings comprise of snow white Mediterranean styled houses to native Azulejos. Do not forget to observe the graceful gondolas on the canals. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Known as the country home of the Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, this medieval town happens to be one of the charming settlements in Portugal. It boasts of many fascinating structures from the middle Ages which include chapels built Gothic-style and an enormous castle. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Home to one of the oldest Universities in Europe is the postcard town of Coimbra. Coimbra has been one of the thriving hubs of Portugal for over 5 centuries. The town came into existence since the medieval era, and it has some many breathtaking sites like the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, a Gothic-style building. If you are a history lover, make a stop at the famous university. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Located in the heart of Portugal is the quaint, fortified town of Monsanto. Monsanto is home to some beautiful ruins like castle ruins. The spectacular settlement won the award for the ‘Most Portuguese Village in Portugal’. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Evora is a primeval town in Portugal that has stayed preserved after about two millennia. The little town lies proudly on the Alentejo plains of Portugal. Evora boasts of over 4,000 historical artifacts. One of the popular spots to visit in Evora is the Cathedral of Evora. This Cathedral is the most remarkable Gothic structure in Portugal. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Angra do Heroismo
Located in the region of Azores is a picture-perfect quaint town called Angra do Heroismo located some hundreds of miles from Portugal. The charming landscapes are green, and the lush greenery spreads towards the hills and cliff tops. The town also features a coveted seascape, which is a brilliant shade of blue. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Obidos is a tranquil town that lures visitors that captivates visitors with colorful buildings dominated by bougainvillea and cobbled streets. The town has pristine, powdery white houses which skirt an enormous castle that has been in existence since the 12th century. Endeavor to visit the upscale cafes and the bustling squares. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Nazare boasts of being the fascinating bay area in Portugal. The sand beaches in this town are very long and the waves of the waters, very big. Nazare is one of the renowned fishing towns of Portugal. Nazare seascape waves, about 78ft. are one of the hottest spots for surfers from all over the world. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Located along the coastline of the Algarve is the picturesque small town of Tavira. The town still retains its architecture and heritage. The medieval town’s existence can be traced to the Bronze Age. The paradise town features cobbled stones that snake through lush parks, a stunning castle and continues through some Gothic churches. You can relax by diving into the Atlantic Ocean.