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Azores Albufeira Aveiro Braga Cascais Coimbra Estoril Faro-Loulé Guimaraes Lagos Leiria Lisbon Belém Madeira Porto Nazaré Obidos Setubal Sintra Tomar Viana do Castelo

Portugal City Travel Guide

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Portugal Cities

(in alphabetical order) Click on the city for more detailed information.

Aveiro
On the Vouga estuary, this small town is connected to the sea by a canal.

Braga
District capital in NW Portugal, agricultural and religious centre.

Coimbra
Cathedral city with the oldest university in Portugal.

Faro-Loulé
Small sister towns in the Algarve province in the south. Cork, figs and oranges are produced here.

Guimaraes
Dom Afonso Henriques fought for Portugal's independence here, so this northern town is considered the birthplace of the nation.

Leiria
An hour's drive from Lisbon, this town of 33,000 people is famous for its pine trees planted by royal decree.

Lisbon (Lisboa)
The capital of Portugal on the River Tagus, now spanned by Europe's longest bridge (11km).

Porto
Inhabited since the eighth century BC, this large port city on the Douro River is the centre of the port wine industry.



Other Portugal City Guides

Albufeira
The Algarve's premier fun Mediterranean resort.

Amarante
Picturesque river side town only an hour from Porto.

Algarve Regions
Read a guide to the Algarve's various regions and resort towns.

Azores
Beautiful, unspoilt, natural nine island archipeligo in the mid-Atlantic. Mecca for whale and bird-watchers.

Belem
Suburb of Lisbon and Portugal's historic gateway to the sea.

Cascais
Attractive Atlantic resort on Portugal's Riviera.

Elvas
Historic fortress city near the border with Spain.

Estoril
Resort famous for Europe's largest casino and championship golf.

Estremoz
Historic town known for its fine marble and earthenware.

Evora
Beautifully preserved Renaissance city of palaces, squares and churches.

Guarda
Portugal's highest town known for its historic cathedral.

Lagos
Historic Algarve resort with a stunning coastline.

Madeira
Verdant volcanic island in the mid-Atlantic known for its fine wines, flowers and year-round temperate climate.

Nazaré
Part quaint fishing village; part booming resort.

Obidos
Historical and picturesque walled village, complete with romantic castle.

Portalegre
Pictureque town in the Alentejo famous for its mansions and unique tapestry.

Portimão
A bustling, lively fishing port and the gateway to the resorts of Ferragudo and Praia da Rocha.

Povoa de Varzim
12km of sandy beaches just an hour north of Porto around an historic centre.

Setúbal
Home of the beautiful Manueline Igreja de Jesus plus fine wines and seafood.

Silves
A tranquil town known for its Moorish Castle and Gothic Cathedral.

Sintra
Stunning hillside setting & former summer residence of Portugal's kings.

Tavira
A picturesque resort in the Algarve popular with families and the older generation.

Tomar
Spiritual home of the Order of the Knights Templar.

Viana do Castelo
The Minho's premier resort.

Vila do Conde
Small, historic port with old town and beaches just an hour north of Porto on the metro.

Viseu
One of Portugal's most pleasant places to live with a fine cathedral and the outstanding Museu de Grao Vasco.



Distance between Cities (Km)
 
Br
Gu
Po
Av
Co
Lei
Lis
Al

Braga

 

20

50

120

170

240

370

620

Guimaraes

20

 

30

100

150

220

350

600

Porto

50

30

 

30

115

185

310

575

Aveiro

120

100

30

 

65

115

245

500

Coimbra

170

150

115

65

 

70

195

455

Leiria

240

220

185

115

70

 

130

385

Lisbon

370

350

310

245

195

130

 

300

Algarve

620

600

575

500

455

385

300

 

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