What’s up guys? I want to show you some of my favorite places in the beautiful country of Portugal. Portugal is home to some of the world’s most stunning landscapes.
The country is full of incredible coastline intriguing history in some of the world’s biggest ways. From the volcanic islands of Madeira to the scenic Algarve coast, Portugal has so much to offer. Let’s start this video off at the vibrant city of Lisbon. Being one of the oldest cities in the world. Lisbon is Europe’s second oldest capital city after Athens.
I mean, there’s just so much culture in history in the city. You can check out the sanctuary of Christ the King monument reminded me of a mixture of Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco’s bridge. The Commerce Square is another beautiful spot to explore. One of the coolest parks in Lisbon is the park gate, Eduardo the seventh as for beautifully designed hedges and just a great place to enjoy the afternoon or evening.
The balem tower is also an important monument that served as a point of embarkation for Portuguese explorers. Lisbon is such a historic city, and I have to say it’s one of the Most Beautiful Capitals in all of Europe. After Lisbon, we’re going to head to the nearby municipality of Sintra now located about 30 minutes outside of Lisbon, Sintra is home to some of Portugal’s most famous places.
Now one of the most well known spots in the region is the painter Palace is this colorful castle that sits on top of the central mountains. Originally a monastery was built here in the 15th century, but lightning in earthquakes left the monastery in ruins and Dell King Ferdinand decided to build the palace, which was completed in 1854. Today, it stands as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
Now right next to the pinup Palace, or the castles of the Moors. It’s a stunningly well preserved medieval castle that was built all the way back in the ninth centuries. If you visit, you can walk the castle walls and get a little taste of what it must have felt like to live in Portugal during medieval times. Another historical nearby place is Quinta da Regaleira.
It’s home to the Inverted Tower, which has a fascinating history regarding the initiation ceremony for Templar Knights now from Sintra, you can make the 30 minute drive down to the coast the coastline here is some of the most picturesque in all of Europe is full of jagged cliffs, incredible beaches and picturesque lighthouses and one of my favorites is the lighthouse of Cape Roca.
It offers incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean. Regarding beaches I have to say one of the most scenic is Ursa beach, it’s right next to keep Roca, and there’s really uniquely shaped pointy rocks that remind me of a wizard that I mean, what a stunning coastline. Another really beautiful place right at the coast is a saint has to mar it’s a stunning town built right against the coastal cliffs. I mean, it would be so cool to live there. After Sintra and the coast.
We’re going to head out to the Atlantic Ocean to visit the island of Madeira, located off the northwestern coast of Africa. Nigeria is a volcanic archipelago of four islands now special thanks to my good friend Ellis van Jason for providing his footage.
He’s one of the best FPV pilots in the realm and he made a mind blowing video of Madeira you’ll feel like you’re soaring over the island. I’ll link in the description below.
Now the island was cleaned by Portugal in 1419 deer is known for its idle climate and stunning coastline. I have to say that one of my favorite parts of Madeira is its mountains. There’s a jacket and have a stunningly colorful combination. Ellis shows off the ridges from a completely new perspective was his incredible piloting skills. I mean, it’s just unbelievable. If you want to visit the mountains, you can go to Pico do our era. It’s just a 30 minute drive for food Chow.
You’ll be able to hike around and get stunning 360 views of the whole island. Now the weather on top can be quite unpredictable. You might get lucky and be right above the clouds. If you’re not in the mountains. The coastline offers just as much beauty a lot of the beaches are warped over by massive cliffs. I mean it’s just hard to believe that places like this actually exist.
Modere is just such a unique and I hope we all can visit one day while we’re still in the Atlantic Ocean we’re going to head over to archipelago of the Zorro is located right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The Azores are a group of nine islands like none other they remind me of a hybrid between New Zealand and Hawaii with the drilling passcert and green scenery. The largest island on the Azores is Sao Miguel, one of the most stunning places on the island is Lago does sit there so that is hope I said that right. It’s a twin Lake situated in the crater of a volcano. One Lake is green while the other is blue.
The nearby Santiago Lake is also incredibly unique place the highest point in the Azores, and all of Portugal is the massive mount pico the stratovolcano is over 7713 feet high and last erupted in 1720. For the dramatic coastline to the crater lakes the Zurich just have so many places to see after the stories are ahead back to the mainland to visit the region of Algarve. Now the Algarve region is the southernmost part of Portugal. It’s famous for its good weather high standard of living an incredible coastline. One of those beautiful towns in Agard is Loggos. It’s this ancient maritime town with more than 2000 years of history.
Today, it’s one of the most visited cities in all Portugal. What I love about Legos is it’s located right next to some of the best beaches the coast is home to uniquely shaped sea cliffs full of hidden beaches and sea caves. I would just love to swim to one of those hidden beaches and spend all day there one intriguing place is pointed out via data.
It’s for countless grottoes and see Archer to explore in this ever I just want to explore the Algarve coast so bad and there’s just so many hidden gems to find after Algarve, we’re going to visit the medieval town of Obidos located about an hour’s drive for Lisbon. In Central Portugal. albinos is a romantic medieval town protected by an impressive stone wall around the year 713.
The Moors established a fortification here and 1148 the king of Portugal reclaimed the land after successful storming of the Moorish castle in the 13th century, the king gifted Obidos to his queen, and for the following centuries, the village receives special treatment from the queens of Portugal remodeled in a rich the village throughout the Middle Ages today.
Obidos is one of Portugal’s most well preserved medieval cities. The Obidos Castle is one of the crowning features it dates back to the ninth century
and now it’s a hotel albinos is just such a beautiful medieval town and a hobby Ark and witness it one day now from Oreos, we’re going to make the one hour drive to Tamar Tamar is idyllic Portuguese city for history. It’s also known as the last town commissioned for construction by the Templar Knights now the crowning feature of this city is the Convent of Christ.
It is massive monastery in Castle surrounded by medieval walls. It was completed in the 12th century by the Templar Knights now the monster was integral for defending the Christian keynote against the Moors. I’m just blown away by how big it is. The stone wall that surrounds a castle must have to ages to construct another fascinating medieval place to visit is the castle, a labia located about 15 minute drive from tomar. Constructed in the quarter century, this castle was built to create a line defense against Arabs.
Throughout the years, the castle started to lose its military important and it was damaged extensively by French invasions. Today the castle has been restored. I just love how it’s integrated with the city. I mean, there’s just houses all around it. It’d be pretty cool to live next to the castle. If you ask me. After exploring the castle Illyria we’re going to head to ours up the coast to the beautiful city of Porto. They’re located in the coast of northern Portugal, Porto is the second largest city in the country after Lisbon. It’s one of the oldest European centres as it developed as an important commercial port during Roman times.
Today, it’s one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. I just love how colorful all the buildings and roofs are the Louie’s first bridge is one of the most recognizable features as it spans across the river. Now while we’re still in the river, I recommend taking a boat ride or car up the Douro valley to witness some of the best wine country in the world. Wine has been made in this Valley for over 2000 years. The region is full of endless terraced vineyards that line the powerful rural river.
I mean, what a beautiful spot especially if you’re into drinking wine. All right after exploring Porto and the Douro Valley, we’re going to head back to the coast to visit possibly the most gnarly piece of coastline in the world. Nazare now lucky just a 90 minute drive from Lisbon northern rays the historical coastal town and is famous for being home to the biggest surfable waves on the planet.
Every winter season the waves can reach over 100 feet high. Now the best place to see the waves is this 16th century fort of St. Michael the archangel is located right in the cliff. I’m surprised it hasn’t collapsed in the ocean after being battered by wave after wave for so many centuries. Alright, well that is it for my Portugal top 10 Let me know where your favorite place in Portugal is in the comments below. I also started a relaxation channel where both hour long films with chi music to bring some peace in nature in your life.
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