#BLPTIMEOUT - PORTUGAL
Portugal has seven regions, which in itself indicates that there is a lot to see and do. Steeped in history and home to palaces, cathedrals, beaches, cobblestones villages and of course great food & drink
Sintra, the Moon Hill, is a place full of magic and mystery, where Nature and Man have combined in such a perfect symbiosis that UNESCO has granted it Word Heritage Site status.
MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARTE ANTIGA (LISBON)
Home to over 40,000 piece of art the Museu Nacionl de Arte Antiga holds the status as one of the most visited museums in all of Portugal
NATIONAL PANTHEON (LISBON)
Considered one of the emblematic buildings in Lisbon, the National Pantheon is the last residence of many important Portuguese historical figures, you'll also find some cenotaphs of Portuguese heroes
LELLO BOOKSHOP (LIVARIA LELLO, PORTO)
One of the most magnificent and beautiful bookshops in the world. It is said that Lello Bookshop inspired JK Rolling's to write Harry Potter
RUA DE SANTA CATARINA (PORTO)
The hub of Porto, this shopping street is a magnet for both locals and tourists alike. Packed with trim boutiques it is also home to Porto's most ornate tearoom, the art nouveau Café Majestic.
CAVES CALEM (PORTO)
Caves Calém at Gaia waterfront is one of the most famous and most visited cellars for wine tours in Porto with unique port tasting, emotive music and amazing food pairings
EVORA MEDIVAL TOWN (ALENTEJO)
A World Heritage Site a 14th-century medieval city, Évora (also called the Temple of Diana) is a delightful city that exudes Portuguese charm and boasts a vast array of fascinating historical monuments.
BELEM NATIONAL PALACE (LISBON)
Situated high up in gardens on a gently sloped hill, Belém Palace is the official residence of Portugal's president. The former royal Palace the faded pink palace is guarded by sentries in traditional uniform.
LISBON ZOO (LISBON)
A great family day out, Lisbon Zoo contains around 2,000 animals with more than 300 species are represented. Includes the conservation and breeding of endangered species, as well as scientific research, and educational and recreational activities
BATALHA MONASTERY (BATALHA)
Located in central Portugal, the Batalha Monastery is impressive in both historical importance and visual aesthetics. Listed on the Unesco world Heritage.
SILVES CASTLE (ALGARVE)
One of the best preserved of the Moorish castles in Portugal. Remnants of this illustrious past can be seen while exploring Silves, from the huge red brick castle, the impregnable town walls, through to the Gothic cathedral.
PALACIO DE CRISTAL GARDENS (PORTO)
The Romantic Gardens of Palácio de Cristal occupy an area of 8 hectares in Porto's centre. This gorgeous botanical garden is one of Porto's best-loved escapes, with lawns interwoven with sun-dappled paths and dotted with fountains, sculptures, giant magnolias, camellias, cypress and olive trees.
MIRA DE AIRE CAVES
Elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. The Mira de Aire Caves, are the largest in Portugal and are certainly a great option for those looking for something different to do. Reaching 180m in depth, their formation goes back 150 million years to the Middle Jurassic age, when the dinosaurs populated this region.
PENEDA-GERES NATIONAL PARK
The Peneda-Gerês National Park also known simply as Gerês, is the only national park in Portugal. Explore walking trails, hidden water ways and geological formations.