• Jerónimos Monastery

    Lisboa, Portugal

    The Jerónimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery, is a monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome near the Tagus river in the parish of Belém, in the Lisbon Municipality, Portugal.

    Jerónimos Monastery Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa, 1400-206 Lisboa, Portugal


    +351 21 362 0034

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon, Portugal

    Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly capital, is a coastal city known for its cafe culture and soulful Fado music. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. And just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • Cabo da Roca

    Colares, Portugal

    Viewpoint looking out to sea, part of a national park, with a lighthouse housing a tourism office. 

    Cabo da Roca, 2705-001 Colares, Portugal


    +351 21 928 0081

  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos

    Lisboa, Portugal

    Statue built in 1940 and made permanent in 1960 to mark 500 years since Henry the Navigator's death.

    Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Portugal


  • Belém Tower Torre de Belém

    Lisbon, Portugal

    Landmark medieval fortified tower on tiny river island with rooftop terrace offering estuary views.

    Belém Tower Torre de Belém, Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal


    +351 21 362 0034

  • Sintra

    Sintra, Portugal

    Sintra is a resort town in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains, near the capital of Lisbon. A longtime royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-colored villas and palaces. The Moorish- and Manueline-style Sintra National Palace is distinguished by its dramatic twin chimneys and elaborate tilework. The hilltop 19th-century Pena National Palace is known for its whimsical design and sweeping views.

    Sintra, Portugal

  • Bussaco Palace

    Luso, Portugal

  • Nazaré

    Leiria District, Portugal

    Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal. It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. 

    Nazaré, 2450, Portugal

  • Marquess of Pombal Square (Praça Marquês de Pombal)

    Lisboa, Portugal

    The Marquess of Pombal Square (PortuguesePraça do Marquês de Pombal) is an important roundaboutin the city of LisbonPortugal. It is located between the Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) and theEduardo VII Park in the former parish of Coração de Jesus and in the quarter of Santo António.

    Praça Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, Portugal

  • Porto

    Oporto, Portugal

    Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and Port wine production. In the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, narrow cobbled streets wind past merchants’ houses and cafes. São Francisco church is known for its lavish baroque interior with ornate gilded carvings.

    Oporto, Portugal

  • Belmonte

    Belmonte, Portugal

    Belmonte is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco, Portugal. 

    6250 Belmonte, Portugal

  • Jardim da Praça do Império

    Morelia, Portugal

  • National Sanctuary of Christ the King

    Almada, Portugal

  • Aveiro

    Aveiro District, Portugal

    Aveiro is a city on the west coast of Portugal set along a lagoon called Ria de Aveiro. It's distinguished by its canals navigated by colorful boats (barcos moliceiros), traditionally used to harvest seaweed. Not far from its core, known for art nouveau buildings, is the Cathedral of Aveiro, with its prominent bell tower. The Museu de Aveiro, housed in a former convent, has a lavish tomb made of marble.

    Aveiro, Portugal

  • Biblioteca Joanina

    Coimbra, Portugal

  • Cascais

    Lisbon, Portugal

    Cascais is a coastal town and a municipality in Portugal, 30 kilometres west of Lisbon. It is a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital and one of the richest municipalities in Portugal.

    Cascais, Portugal

  • Estoril

    Lisbon, Portugal

    Estoril is a town and a former civil parish in the municipality of Cascais, Portugal, on the Portuguese Riviera. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Cascais e Estoril.

    Estoril, 2765, Portugal

  • Trancoso

    Trancoso, Portugal

    Trancoso is a district in the municipality of Porto Seguro in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The region was the landing point of the Portuguese explorer, Pedro Alvares Cabral onto Brazil, on April 22, 1500

    6420 Trancoso, Portugal

  • Coimbra

    Coimbra District, Portugal

    Coimbra, a riverfront city in central Portugal and the country’s former capital, is home to a preserved medieval old town and the historic University of Coimbra. Built on the grounds of a former palace, the university is famed for its baroque library, the Biblioteca Joanina, and its 18th-century bell tower. In the city’s old town lies the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral Sé Velha.

    Coimbra, Portugal

  • Río Duero

    , Spain

    The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de la Sierra in Soria Province across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto.

    Río Duero

  • Mata Nacional do Buçaco

    Luso, Portugal

  • Fátima

    Santarém District, Portugal

    Fátima is a central Portuguese town that's home to the Sanctuary of Fátima, a Catholic pilgrimage site. The Capelinha das Apariçoes marks the spot where the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared in 1917. Other sacred sites include the Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário, with its golden angels, and the modern church of Igreja da Santíssima Trindade. The Museu de Arte Sacra e Etnologia exhibits religious artifacts.

    Fátima, 2495, Portugal

Great Escapes: Oh, Portugal!

Beaches. Mountains. Forests. And let's not forget the castles and cathedrals. Portugal has so many intensely amazing sights that taking you back in time. Basti Hansen’s visual tour offers more than enough reasons why Portugal belongs on your bucket list!

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