Athens is not only one of the best places to visit in Greece but also the capital of the country. Inhabited for over three millennia, Athens is considered the cradle of Western civilization. Besides, it’s one of the best cities to visit in Europe! Among the best things to do in Athens, are the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora, the Library of Hadrian, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Kerameikos Cemetery, the National Archaeological Museum, and the Benaki Museum!
Torres Novas is a city and municipality in the Santarém district, situated 110 km from Lisbon. This means that this Torres Novas itinerary is the ideal choice for a day trip from the Portuguese capital or the perfect stopover on a road trip through the Médio Tejo! Despite not being as touristy and popular as Tomar or Fátima, Torres Novas has an impressive past. Proof of that are monuments like the Castle of Torres Novas, the Carlos Reis Municipal Museum, and the Roman Ruins of Villa Cardillio!
Tomar is a city and municipality in the Santarém district, situated 135 km from Lisbon. This means that this Tomar itinerary is the ideal choice for a day trip from the Portuguese capital, or even the perfect stopover on a road trip through the Médio Tejo sub-region (in the Central Region)! The city of Tomar was founded by the Knights Templar and has some of the most emblematic monuments in the country. One of them is the Convent of Christ, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983!
Madrid is one of the best places to visit in Spain and one of the best cities to visit in Europe. Located in the center of the country, the capital of Spain is a perfect destination for art lovers and collectors of UNESCO Sites! And in this Madrid itinerary, you’ll notice that the city is very dynamic and sophisticated. Besides, Madrid concentrates its main points of interest very close to each other, which makes it one of the few European capitals that can be explored on foot!
Vila Nova da Barquinha is a town in the Santarém district, situated 130 km from Lisbon. Therefore, this Vila Nova da Barquinha itinerary can be used both for a day trip from the Portuguese capital and for a road trip through the Médio Tejo! Despite not being as touristy as Fátima or Tomar, Vila Nova da Barquinha has a unique millenary past, thanks to the evidence of Neanderthal occupation discovered in the region. Conducted in 2007, archaeological excavations found 300,000-year-old remains!
Abrantes is a city in the Santarém district, situated around 140 km from Lisbon. This means that this Abrantes itinerary is the ideal choice for a day trip from the Portuguese capital or the perfect stopover on a road trip through the Médio Tejo! Despite not being as touristy as Tomar or Fátima, the city of Abrantes is a destination with more than 800 years of history and a unique culture, based on its military architecture, convent sweets, and the river activities practiced on the Tagus!
Did you know that Avignon is the second oldest city in France? Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Avignon is the perfect starting point for a trip to the famous lavender fields in Provence! On this Avignon itinerary, you’ll discover numerous interesting museums and fascinating religious temples, as well as iconic monuments in the historic center (such as the Papal Palace, the Episcopal Ensemble, and the Avignon Bridge, which have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995)!
Constância is a town situated near the confluence of the Tagus and Zêzere rivers, about 130 km from Lisbon. This means that this Constância itinerary is the ideal choice for a day trip from the Portuguese capital! Constância is known for being the place of residence of the poet Luís de Camões. Originally, it was called Punhete, a toponym with Roman roots, but with obscene connotations. For that reason and at the request of the local population, Queen Maria II changed its name to Constância!
In 1890, businessman Eusebi Güell decided to build an industrial colony in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, near Barcelona. Nicknamed Colònia Güell, the textile complex had accommodation for the factory workers and several public buildings. One of them is the Crypt of Colònia Güell, a masterpiece of Catalan modernist architecture, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unfinished church was designed by Antoni Gaudí and became one of the many monuments he designed for Eusebi Güell!
Escaldes-Engordany (or les Escaldes i Engordany) is a city and one of seven parishes of the Principality of Andorra, a microstate situated between France and Spain. The city is the result of the union between two old urban centers in 1726: Les Escaldes and Engordany. On the other hand, the homonymous parish was only founded in 1978. On this Escaldes-Engordany itinerary, you’ll discover tourist attractions and cultural activities, including the best things to do in Escaldes-Engordany!