Whitewashed villages, beautiful beaches, medieval castles and exciting cities—these are just a few of the attractions that have long enticed travelers from around the world to visit Portugal. Enjoy these beautiful images for a relaxing mini-vacation now, or experience this magical country yourself on a trip with Margaret Peale Everett, daughter of Guideposts founder Norman Vincent Peale, and many Guideposts readers!
Portugal’s capital is set on seven hills overlooking the Tagus River.
This impressive structure, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stands watch where great navigators once set forth.
This monument in Lisbon honors intrepid Portuguese explorers and their patrons.
This picturesque town, a UNESCO site, was the summer residence of Portuguese kings for centuries.
Whitewashed houses are held in by medieval city walls.
The Sanctuary of Fátima comprises a number of buildings on the site where, beginning in 1916 and continuing into 1917, three local children reported witnessing an angel and, later, the Virgin Mary.
Visitors to this region can enjoy winery tours and tastings of the full-bodied character of the wines of this region.
The magnificent views found in this, the most southwesterly point in Europe, include 200–foot cliffs plunging into the Atlantic.
This region is Portugal's most popular tourist destination, and one of Europe's most popular.
Portugal is the world’s top producer of cork. Many travelers choose to visit this local factory and museum to learn about its importance and many uses.
This charming agricultural village is known for its red wine, olive trees, and country estates.
Many family-run shops demonstrate how azulejos, the hand-painted tiles for which Portugal is famous, are made.
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