Mediterranean Portugal

While it's true that Portugal is no longer the Iberian Peninsula's best-kept secret, it's fairly easy to escape the crowds. Sun-kissed beaches like Cascais and Sagres offer enticements of a more hedonistic sort. Indeed, the dramatic, end-of-the-world cliffs, wild dune-covered beaches, protected coves and long, sandy islands of Portugal's coastline have long enchanted visitors and locals alike. Meanwhile, the country's capital, Lisbon, and its northern rival, Porto, are magical places for the wanderer, with riverside views, cobblestone streets and rattling trams framed by looming cathedrals.

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Santa Marta Lighthouse, Cascais

the Douro River Valley

Azenhas Do Mar

Azenhas Do Mar

Azores Islands, Atlantic Ocean

A tree at a Lisbon's stairs

Botanical Garden, Madeira

Botanical Garden, Madeira

Belem Tower

Bridge of Dom Luis I in old Porto, Portugal

Cable Car, Funchal, Madeira


Church of Saint Ildefonso, Porto

Porto buildings

Jorge Castle Lisbon

Lisbon Coast

Jardim Do Mar, Madeira Island


Late 30's Portuguese Architecture

Lisboa tram

Luminous Lisbon... cafe life in the Alfama district

Madeira island

Madeira island

Lisboa stairs

Olhos d’Agua

Praia da Gale


sea cave, Algarve