Exploring Portugal: 14 Stunning Sights

The westernmost country of mainland Europe, Portugal is the continent’s oldest nation-state, having maintained the same borders since 1139. A country as old as it is, Portugal is rich in history and culture, in addition to stunning natural attractions. From buildings decorated in 17th-century tilework to vibrant blue oceans to a 100-year-old urban elevator, this coastal country offers both urban gems and a taste of paradise.

We’ve collected 14 images from across Trover that capture Portugal’s wonderful essence.

1. The Bica Funicular in Lisbon

2. Terra Nostra in Furnas

Photo by Gi Cristóvão

3. Braga

4. Praia da Crismina in Cascais

Photo by Jorge Canelas

5. Serra do Acor in Piódão

Photo by Francisco Costa

6. Terreiro da Sé in Porto

Photo by Arnold Beuls

7. Azulejo tilework in Sintra

8. Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra

9. Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon

Photo by Craig Niblock

10. Penedo do Guincho in Praia de Santa Cruz, Silveira

Photo by Diogo Matias

11. Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra

Photo by Roshini Johri

12. Ruta de los Tuneles between La Fregeneda, Spain and Barca D’Alva, Portugal 

13. Salto Do Prego in Faial da Terra

Photo by Daniel Santos

14. Monumento aos Mortos da Grande Guerra in Porto

Photo by Alex Cunha

Now that you’ve been seduced by the beauty of Portugal, explore more of what the country has to offer on Trover’s list of Portgual— Top Attractions and Inspiring Photos. It’s lovely this time of year! Discover the Best of Everywhere, and share your travels with us on DesktopiOS, or Android.