27 Awesome Portugal Photos to Inspire Your Vacation

Portugal is our favourite European country. It’s beautiful, warm, friendly, tasty, trendy, historic and inexpensive (when compared to the rest of western Europe). By following a tried and tested Portugal two week itinerary you’ll have just the right amount of time to visit the country’s highlights. But it’s also possible to squeeze them all in a one week Portugal trip.

Portugal has an impressive and ever-changing coastline that stretches from the Algarve in the south and curves right up to the entire west coast as far as its most northern point. The west coast holds some lovely little hidden gems in the form of local fishing villages and small beach towns such as Villa Nova de Milfontes.

Portugal houses two of Europe’s most up and coming cities – Lisbon and Porto. The capital city of Lisbon is a Portugal highlight with it’s historic Alfama district, hip hangouts and numerous viewpoints across the red-tiled rooftops to the bright Rio Tejo. Porto, Portugal’s second city, is beginning to get a lot of deserved attention from tourists and expats because of it’s quaint UNESCO Ribeira district, pretty Duoro River and abundance of port wine cellars. But do not forget about the lesser known cities. Evora, for example, is a beautiful UNESCO world heritage site that should not be missed.

Portugal also has thirteen natural parks including the Duoro Valley, a gorgeous mountainous landscape peppered with dozens of vineyards and wineries.

Get inspired by our very own favourite Portugal photos that we took while travelling from the south to the north of the country.

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Praia Dona Ana in Lagos, Algarve

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Praia da Balança in Lagos, Portugal

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One of many tiny coves in Lagos, Algarve

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Lagos is one of the best towns in the Algarve

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Villa Nova de Milfontes is one of our favourite Portugal coastal towns.

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Natural and almost empty beaches at Villa Nova de Milfontes

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Villa Nova de Milfontes sand dunes

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Historic architecture in Villa Nova de Milfontes

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Amazing Atlantic sunsets every night from Vila Nova de Milfontes

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Lisbon’s historic Alfama district

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Quaint lanes in Lisbon’s Alfama district

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Hilly Lisbon has numerous viewpoints for great views across the city

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Riding a tram is a must of things to do in Lisbon. Number 28 is the highlight.

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Enjoy an evening of traditional live Fado music anywhere in Alfama

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Trams are a great way of getting around Lisbon

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Peaceful Lisbon streets

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Porto’s impressive iron Dom Luis I Bridge

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Looking across the Douro River to the UNESCO Ribeira district

Portuguese azulejos tiles can be seen on many of Porto’s historic buildings

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Porto’s picturesque streets contain many things to do in Porto

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Porto has plenty of markets to browse and taste

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Porto’s Douro River offers many boat trips through the city and to the Douro Valley

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Stay in a Portuguese winery in the Douro Valley

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The Douro Valley is the home of fortified port wine. Portuguese custard tarts are a perfect accompaniment.

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Tour the many vineyards and wineries in the Douro Valley

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Our Douro Valley view from our hotel room

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Are you looking for some Portugal vacation inspiration? Or maybe you think Portugal isn't for you? Get inspired by our favourite awesome Portugal photos.

Are you looking for some Portugal vacation inspiration? Or maybe you think Portugal isn't for you? Get inspired by our favourite awesome Portugal photos.

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