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Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Santuário de Santa Luzia

An icon of the city, this chapel features an amazing dome ceiling and offers panoramic views.
Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Gil Eannes

This ship offers visitors the chance to spend the night aboard a former floating hospital for fishermen.
Faro, Portugal

Palace of Estoi

The extravagance of Portugal’s "Pink Palace" resulted in a noble title being awarded to its owner.
Guimarães, Portugal

Castelo de Guimarães (Guimarães Castle)

This castle has links to Portugal’s founding and struggles for independence.
Lagoa, Portugal

Benagil Caves

Perhaps the most spectacular grotto along the Algarve coastline.
Portugal

Espigueiros do Soajo

A cluster of granite granaries perched on stilts.
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
Lisbon, Portugal

Pavilhão Chinês

Ring the bell to enter a bar that looks equal parts museum and old curiosity shop.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello

One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world hides a neo-Gothic interior behind an art nouveau facade.
Cáceres, Spain

Moorish Cistern of Cáceres

The largest medieval water tank on the Iberian Peninsula is preserved beneath the Cáceres Museum.
Monsanto, Portugal

Necropolis of São Miguel

A windswept necropolis carved into the rocks overlooks the "most Portuguese town in Portugal."
Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal

The Village of Monsanto

Houses are tucked between, on, and underneath giant boulders.
Elvas, Portugal

Fort of Graça

This star-shaped military outpost is now simply trying to protect itself from neglect.
Valencia de Alcántara, Spain

Valencia de Alcántara Dolmens

One of Europe's largest groups of dolmens remains largely off the typical tourist track.
Piódão, Portugal

Piódão

Nestled in the mountains of Portugal is a tiny village made almost entirely of schist.
Luso, Portugal

Palace Hotel Bussaco

A majestic hotel for dreamers rises from the center of a fairytale wood.
Coimbra, Portugal

Portugal dos Pequenitos

The "Little Ones," show Portugal in full miniature splendor.
Condeixa-a-Velha, Portugal

Conimbriga Ruins and Museum

One of the largest Roman settlements in Portugal.
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
Évora, Portugal

Almendres Cromlech

"Portugal's Stonehenge" is made up of nut-like stones aligned with the heavens.
Santiago do Escoural, Portugal

Dolmen Chapel of Sao Brissos

A neolithic tomb converted into a tiny chapel.
Pavia, Portugal

Anta de Pavia

Pagan monument converted to Christianity with the population.
Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal

Montemor-o-Novo Castle

This crumbling Portuguese ruin overlooks the populace it once ruled.