The National Archaeology Museum is the largest and most important archaeology museum in Portugal. Situated in the city of Lisbon, it’s the perfect place to visit on a Belém itinerary! The collection of the National Archaeology Museum has thousands of archaeological artifacts and historical pieces of the most diverse types. Among them, Egyptian antiquities, Roman mosaics, and granite statues stand out, as well as examples of archaic jewelry and Latin epigraphy!
Torres Vedras is a city and municipality in the Lisbon district, located 50 km from the Portuguese capital. This means that this Torres Vedras itinerary is the ideal choice for a day trip from Lisbon or the perfect stop on a road trip through the Oeste sub-region! Torres Vedras has an impressive historical, artistic and cultural past. And, in this Torres Vedras itinerary, you’ll have the opportunity to prove it in monuments such as the Castle of Torres Vedras or Saint Peter’s Church!
The Stock Exchange Palace (in Portuguese, Palácio da Bolsa) is one of the most famous monuments in the city of Porto, receiving the visit of hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. In addition, as it’s located in the historic center of Porto, it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996! Intended to serve as the headquarters of the Commercial Association of Porto, the Stock Exchange Palace began to be built in 1842, on the site of the former Convent of Saint Francis!
Did you know that the Braga Cathedral is older than Portugal? Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the religious temple began to be built at the end of the 11th century – long before any other Portuguese cathedral! Although its architecture is primarily Romanesque, you can admire elements in other styles, such as Manueline and Baroque. To the left of the building, there’s the Treasure-Museum of the Braga Cathedral, a museum of sacred art where artifacts and relics from different centuries are exposed!
Arcos de Valdevez is a town and municipality in the Viana do Castelo district, situated about 100 km from Porto. This means that this Arcos de Valdevez itinerary is the ideal choice for a day trip from Porto or the perfect stop on a road trip through the Alto Minho sub-region! The town of Arcos de Valdevez has an impressive historical, artistic and cultural past. Proof of that are monuments such as the Baroque Interpretive Center, the Town Bridge, or the Manor House of Giela!
Alcobaça is a city and municipality in the Leiria district, situated 110 km from Lisbon. This means that this Alcobaça itinerary is the ideal choice for a day trip from the Portuguese capital or the perfect stopover on a road trip through the Oeste subregion! Despite not being as touristy as Nazaré or Óbidos, Alcobaça has an impressive historical, artistic and cultural past. Proof of that are monuments like the Monastery of Alcobaça, the Wine Museum of Acobaça, or the Alcobaça Castle!
The National Palace of Queluz is one of the most important palaces in Portugal, as it served as the residence of three generations of the Portuguese Royal Family. On top of that, it’s the most luxurious Portuguese palace of all, with architectural, landscape, and decorative elements from the Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassicist periods! In addition to dozens of magnificent halls and rooms, the National Palace of Queluz is made up of numerous outdoor patios, lush gardens, and ornamental ponds!
The Monastery of Alcobaça (or the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça) was the first major structure in Gothic architecture to be built in Portugal. The works began in 1178 and were carried out by Cistercian monks. The Monastery of Alcobaça is also the resting place of King Pedro I and Inês de Castro, the protagonists of the most famous (and tragic) Portuguese love story. Located in the Church’s transept, their tombs are true masterpieces of Gothic sculpture!
Do you want to visit the World Heritage in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area? From Lisbon to Sintra, get ready to discover unique, beautiful, and jaw-dropping sites! The Lisbon Metropolitan Area is a region located in the center-south of Portugal and its capital is the city of Lisbon. In addition, it’s the second most populous region in the country and the fifth largest, encompassing part of the Lisbon and Setúbal districts!
Do you want to visit the World Heritage in the Azores? From Angra do Heroísmo to Pico Island, get ready to discover beautiful and jaw-dropping sites! The Autonomous Region of the Azores is a region located in the Atlantic Ocean and its capitals are the cities of Ponta Delgada, Angra do Heroísmo, and Horta. In addition, it’s the least populous region in Portugal and the sixth largest, encompassing Santa Maria, São Miguel, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores, and Corvo islands!