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37 Photos that Will Get You Into Portugal | Portugal

Photos of Portugal - Beaches of Cascais

There are definite benefits to being Europe’s westernmost country. Portugal might be one of the oldest states in Europe, but geography has ensured a slower-and-steadier growth than other countries. Portugal only got its first major motorway in the 1980s and you won’t pass through Portugal on a train to anywhere else on the continents. Tons of Portuguese towns are accessed only by pastoral roads, and rather than chain hotels and suburban housing developments, you’ll find simple whitewashed houses and rogue herds of sheep that step into traffic. It’s one of the best countries in Europe for adventure travel and if you really want to experience Portugal at your own pace, you can rent a campervan and travel the length of the country.

The pace of life is slower in Portugal, with traditions still driving the day-to-day. The Portuguese enjoy multi-course meals and wine with lunch. Laundry hangs from balconies to dry. There’s an emphasis on romance and people really seem to take their time to appreciate the pleasures in life. The result is a country that looks like someone’s masterpiece, patiently painted and added to carefully.

Portugal is truly one of the prettiest countries in Europe. Home to romantic cities like Porto to beachside retreats like Cascais, you’d be hard pressed to find somewhere in Portugal that you could honestly describe as “ugly”. Here are 37 photos of Portugal to prove it. 

Photos of Portugal - Cascais BeachPhotos of Portugal - Cascais BeachPhotos of Portugal - Fisherman on a Beach in CascaisPhotos of Portugal - Cabo da RocaPhotos of Portugal - Pena PalacePhotos of Portugal - Pena PalacePhotos of Portugal - Pena PalacePhotos of Portugal - Monserrate PalacePhotos of Portugal - Monserrate PalacePhotos of Portugal - Beach in CascaisPhotos of Portugal - Cascais LighthousePhotos of Portugal - Cascais Street PhotographyPhotos of Portugal - Cascais Street PhotographyPhotos of Portugal - Sheep in TrafficPhotos of Portugal - CampervanPhotos of Portugal - SagresPhotos of Portugal - SagresPhotos of Portugal - Scenes from the AlgarvePhotos of Portugal - AlgarvePhotos of Portugal - São Bento Railway StationPhotos of Portugal - São Bento Railway StationPhotos of Portugal - Street Art in PortoPhotos of Portugal - Lisbon Street Scene

Read More: Cascais | Algarve | Porto | Lisbon

Ever considered traveling in Portugal? With fairytale castles, rocky beaches, adventures in every direction, and plenty of food and wine to tide you over, there are plenty of reasons you'll never want to leave. Here's a glimpse at Portugal in 37 photos.

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