The most important cities in Portugal

Lisbon
Despite being the neighboring country and being one of the most visited destinations by the Spanish, Portugal remains a great unknown. And that we are talking about a territory that has much to offer the traveler: an important historical and cultural heritage, spectacular landscapes, beautiful beaches, excellent gastronomy … In addition, throughout the country you can find cities that are worth it. visit.

Today at Vuela Viajes we are going to take a tour of some of the most important cities in Portugal. Would you like to join us?

Lisbon

Lisbon1
How could it be otherwise, let’s start by talking about Lisbon, which is the capital of the country. Located at the mouth of the Tagus , the also known as "city of fado" or "city of siesta hills", among other names, offers travelers a perfect combination between the modern and the ancient world, being able to find from places of the more cosmopolitan to areas with a lot of history.

Port

Port
The second most important city in Portugal is Porto. It is located in the north of the country, specifically next to the mouth of the Duero . This city highlights its elegant neighborhoods and stately villas, which contrast with the old alleys and narrow streets, which have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Braga

Braga
We continue our tour of the most important cities in Portugal in Braga, which is also located in the north of the country. This small city is one of the oldest in Portugal. In fact, the Celts, the Romans, the Swabians and the Visigoths have passed through it. It is important to bear in mind that it is one of the most important religious sites in the entire country, the Cathedral being a sample of it.

Coimbra

Coimbra
We also want to tell you about Coimbra, a city very close to Porto that is located on the side of a hill bathed by the sea. The city is divided into two very different areas: on the one hand, the university district; on the other, the commercial district. The tower of the old university stands out, which dominates the place.

Funchal

Funchal
Another city that could not be missing from the list is Funchal, which is the capital of the beautiful island of Madeira . Located in a large natural basin, Funchal is today a modern and cosmopolitan city that is full of luxurious restaurants, five-star hotels and a great climate all year round. For this reason, it is very frequented by celebrities.

Aveiro

Aveiro
For its part, Aveiro is a city that stands out for its wonderful beaches and the canals that surround it, which are full of colorful boats. In fact, many know it as the Portuguese Venice. On the other hand, it is also recommended to visit the modernist buildings of the city, the churches, museums and the São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve. In addition, it is important to bear in mind that here you can find a wide range of accommodation and restaurants .

Evora

Evora If you are interested in history, Évora can be very interesting. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO , the city has a valuable architectural and artistic heritage, being able to contemplate Roman, Gothic, Neoclassical, Baroque traces …

Setubal

Setubal
Knowing that we have missed many important cities in the inkwell, we will finish our tour of Portugal in Setúbal, which is located about 30 kilometers from Lisbon. In addition to hosting the third most important port in the country, Setúbal hides a great important monumental heritage . Nor should we forget that it is one of the largest producers of oysters.