Located in Central Portugal and 23 km east of the "Portuguese Venice", Aveiro, the city of Águeda became world famous in 2012 because of its colourful hanging umbrellas. Even though most people visit this city to admire the hanging umbrellas (me included), Águeda and its surrounding area hide other treasures you won't want to miss. [...]Read More
Category: Central Portugal
When you visit the Centre of Portugal you’ll discover Historic Villages such as Piódão and Sortelha, the mountain ridge of Serra da Estrela where you’ll find amazing landscapes and glacier lagoons.
But the Centre of Portugal is more than this – you can also visit cities where modernity joins tradition, cities like Coimbra, Aveiro, Guarda and Castelo Branco.
You can also enjoy Nazaré and Foz do Arelho beaches, visit Óbidos and the Monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha and Convento de Cristo in Tomar.
Don’t waste any more time and check below what the Centre of Portugal has to offer.
Considered as the westernmost town in mainland Europe, Peniche is one of the places to discover when visiting Central Portugal. Join me and discover the things to do in Peniche and surrounding area and be amazed with places like the Berlengas Nature Reserve and much more! The town centre is located at a peninsula with just [...]Read More
Located in Central Portugal, 50 km west of Coimbra, Figueira da Foz is famous for its beaches but the city has much more to offer. Read my article and visit Figueira da Foz - you'll certainly be amazed with all the wonderful places to discover there. The area where Figueira da Foz is located started by being [...]Read More
Located in the Central Portugal, just 80 km northeast of the capital, Santarém is a town like no other in Portugal. To be honest, this town wasn't part of the list of cities and towns I really wanted to visit. I've already been to this location before (I have relatives that live in the surrounding area) but [...]Read More
With many monuments, natural parks, cities and amazing villages, Central Portugal has much to offer and there are many reasons why your trip to this region will be memorable. Come with me in this travel guide and discover the Centre of Portugal! In this travel guide you'll find information about beautiful cities, natural parks with breathtaking [...]Read More
To help you prepare your trip to the beautiful Centre of Portugal, I've made a list of the three best hotels of each category and I took into consideration the many points of interest in this area. Discover what are the best hotels in the Centre of Portugal so that your trip to this region becomes [...]Read More
Tomar is a beautiful city located in Central Portugal, a city that will take you to the time of the Knights Templar, of kings and queens. In this article, you'll discover everything this city has to offer, from its natural beauty to its cultural and architectural richness - among others, discover the amazing castle and [...]Read More
Located in Central Portugal, the sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima has become, throughout the years, the fourth biggest catholic pilgrimage site in the world, due to the apparitions of Virgin Mary to three little shepherds in 1917. In this article, you're going to learn more about the history of Our Lady of Fátima, the [...]Read More
Viseu is a city unknown to many tourists (especially foreigners), however it has much to offer, unlike other cities in Portugal! It's not by chance that this city has been elected for several times as the best city to live in Portugal. Located in Central Portugal, Viseu and its wonderful surroundings have so much to [...]Read More
Yes, you read it right! In this article I'm going to show you one of the most beautiful villages in the Portuguese coastline. Located in Central Portugal and 19 km away from the tourist region of Nazaré, São Pedro de Moel is a 389-inhabitant village surrounded by Leiria's Pine Forest and the Atlantic Ocean. It [...]Read More
Would you like to discover a genuine Portugal where you can admire amazing landscapes, visit the most beautiful cave in Portugal and explore walking routes in the middle of the nature? In this article, I'm going to show you the beautiful Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Nature Park. Even though it is located near other points [...]Read More
Do you want to discover Nazaré and its beautiful beach, the fortified village of Óbidos, the Shrine of Fátima, the Batalha and Alcobaça monasteries, the Convent of Christ in Tomar or Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Nature Park but you don't know where to sleep? Our suggestion is staying in Alcanede, in Meio Country House. I [...]Read More
When we think about visiting Portugal, the first places that come to mind are: Lisbon, Porto and Algarve, but, as you know, Portugal is much more than these three places. In this article you'll discover villages like Monsanto, located in Central Portugal, secluded villages but with an extraordinary beauty. These villages are unique with their [...]Read More
Central Portugal is an amazing region, a place where you can discover villages of rare beauty frozen in time, breathtaking landscapes, cities that know how to preserve their history and at the same time embrace modernity. Visiting this region is definitely one of the things to do in Portugal so don't miss the opportunity! Here are [...]Read More
Have you ever wondered about the things to do in Aveiro, in Central Portugal? In this article I'm going to show you 10 places you must visit when you get to this wonderful city, also known as the "Portuguese Venice". Why you must visit Aveiro? Aveiro is a thousand years old, of which two hundred and fifty as [...]Read More
There are so many things to do in Coimbra and soon you'll realize that it has a very special mystique, the result of a past full of history. This city located in Central Portugal was the second Portuguese capital (the first was Guimarães) up until 1255, when Lisbon became the capital. Thousands of Portuguese people [...]Read More
After the first article of the series of articles about the best beaches in Portugal, I've decided to go to the centre of the country to show you my top 10 of the best beaches in Central Portugal - discover here the best Coimbra, Leiria and Aveiro beaches. The best beaches in Central Portugal are: Aveiro [...]Read More