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Top 10 places in Portugal to visit this summer

Portugal is a very rich country with regard to tourist attractions. However, when summer comes and the beaches fill up with visitors, it is not always explored to its fullest potential. 

In addition to the beautiful beaches and clear sands that stretch all over the coast, there are places that are worth visiting during the summer months.

Today, we present you the top 10 of the best places to visit this summer in Portugal, including some that are not shown in tours.

1. Algar de Benagil

With such unique beauty, this destination is located in the Algarve's Lagoa municipality. It is part of a magnificent geological formation. This marine grotto will certainly be the perfect excuse to set foot in the sand and take fabulous photos.

2. Azenhas do Mar

In Colares, in the municipality of Sintra, you will find the seaside wonder of Azenhas do Mar. Here you can enjoy the beach or the ocean pool, enjoy the landscapes on the cliffs or simply enjoy the gastronomic delights of the region.

3. Vilarinho de Negrões

In Alto de Rabagão, south of Albufeira, stands this picturesque town whose beauty is second to none - The ideal place to spend a summer day with the family.


4. Quinta da Regaleira

One place that should really be visited in the summer is Quinta da Regaleira. The Quinta Sintrense is a magnificent monument in the heart of Sintra, bringing in much of the natural and mystical world that surrounds the whole town.


5. Ribeira do Porto

Located in an unconquered city, Ribeira is considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO. This is a must-visit place for those who are coming to northern Portugal this summer.

Photo: © Airpano

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6. Piodão

On a darker summer day, leaving the beaches and going inland can bring pleasant surprises. One of them is the village of Piodão, considered one of Portugal's most historical villages with an inescapable beauty. This is in the central zone of the country, next to the mountain of Azores, in the municipality of Arganil.

Photo: © Jorge Ferreira

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7. Berlengas

Just off Peniche, the Berlengas Island is a boat trip away. Here you will be invited to enjoy magnificent beaches, to explore the natural world and to visit the Fort of Saint John the Baptist of Berlengas. A fabulous summer day to spend as a family.

Photo © Soleil Peniche


8. Pena Palace

If you are in the downtown area and want to get to know a place that looks like a fairy tale, this summer would be the perfect time to visit the Pena Palace in Sintra. On the steep rock, this magnificent palace counts on an exterior and interior beauty that can only be compared to its excellent views.


9. Monsaraz

We travel to Alentejo to visit a village as part of our summer tour: Monsaraz. Within its medieval walls you will find a beautiful village, perched on top of a steep mountain. It is just like a movie scene that promises to leave you breathless.

Photo: © Portugal Premium Tours

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10. Pedra da Ferida

In Serra do Espinhal's central area, which belongs to the municipality of Penela, you will find Pedra da Ferida. Take a swim in this cascade's waters and enjoy its preserved characteristics. A destination that nature lovers can not miss out on this summer.

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