Popular Cities in Portugal

Top cities in Portugal, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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Lisbon #1 most popular location
Lisbon is like a city on display, draped across the hillsides above the Rio Tejo, and a beautiful display it is, too. Dig deeper into Portugal’s capital, though, and you’ll quickly find t…
1,351travelers 307reviews 120blogs
Porto #2 most popular location
Known worldwide for its rich brand of wine, port, which is drunk internationally with high quality cheeses, as well as Europe-wide for the fast-paced attacking play of the local football team…
360travelers 48reviews 44blogs
Albufeira #3 most popular location
Albufeira has a very nice old center. But if you want to see the authentic portugal, there is not much left. In 1755 there was an earthquake this destroyed a lot. The main places in the south…
34travelers 33reviews 3blogs
Lagos #4 most popular location
Lagos is one of the larger cities in the southern Algarve region of Portugal. While its history dates back to the 13th century and many excursions by Henry the Navigator it i snow primarily …
38travelers 18reviews 4blogs
Funchal #5 most popular location
The island of Madeira was discovered by the Portuguese in 1219, with the first settlers arriving 5 years later. When landing they encountered a great abundance of fennel, a herb with a sweet-…
15travelers 25reviews 1blogs
Portimao #6 most popular location
A coastal town on Portugal's southern Algarve. Portimao is famed for its Praia de Rocha beach and hotel and holiday accommodation. Whilst the town is pleasant there are few remnants of older …
18travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Sintra #7 most popular location
Sintra is both a town and a municipality in Portugal, located in the district of Lisbon. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its 19th century Romantic architecture. It h…
34travelers 32reviews 12blogs
Cascais #8 most popular location
Cascais used to be a small fishing village until the Portuguese royal family decided to vacation here in the late 19th century and early 20th century. From then on it quickly became a popular…
39travelers 20reviews 10blogs
Vilamoura #9 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Faro #10 most popular location
For many people Faro is merely the airport at which to arrive en-route to the more popular destinations in the Algarve and so doing they miss out on a uniquely characterful little city - it i…
38travelers 14reviews 6blogs
Tavira #11 most popular location
Tavira is in Portugal's Algarve region but stands back a little from the coast. However 11km of great beaches are to be found n Tavira Island , only separated from the mainland by a narrow st…
6travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Fatima #12 most popular location
Fatima is a town located 142 km (88 miles) North of Lisbon. Fatima is one of the most important catholic shrines in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Fatima's Sanctuary welcomes million…
6travelers 3reviews 4blogs
Coimbra #13 most popular location
The city of Coimbra, one of the main Portuguese cities, that was once, in 1139 and for more then a century, the Portuguese Capital, is directly associated with its University and the academic…
66travelers 20reviews 6blogs
Braga #14 most popular location
The religious capital of Portugal, Braga has a rich history, since its foundation in 16 AD, by the Romans, under the original name of Braccara Augusta. After the Romans the city maintained it…
53travelers 6reviews 8blogs
Ponta Delgada #15 most popular location
18travelers 13reviews 12blogs
Evora #16 most popular location
The town of Évora has a history dating back for more than two millennia. The Romans conquered Évora in 57 BC and it became a flourishing city. After a Barbarian evasion in 584, a Moorish ru…
12travelers 8reviews 5blogs
Sagres #17 most popular location
2travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Estoril #18 most popular location
11travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Obidos #19 most popular location
Óbidos is located on a hill and the old town is still completely encircled by a fortified wall. The place has been around for a long time, the name Óbidos is probably derived from the Latin…
3travelers 14reviews 4blogs
Setubal #20 most popular location
19travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Guimaraes #21 most popular location
Guimarães is a city located in the northwest of Portugal, district of Braga. It has 52.182 inhabitants for an urban area of 23.5 km2. It is one of the most important historical cities in …
20travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Madeira #22 most popular location
88travelers 3reviews 5blogs
Viana do Castelo #23 most popular location
Viana do Castelo is a city located in the northwest of Portugal. It is also the capital city of the Viana do Castelo district, which is bounded north by Spain and south by Braga. It has 36,14…
11travelers 5blogs
Nazare #24 most popular location
Reportedly founded by Phoenicians, this beautiful beach still retains today unique characteristics, which distinguish it from the surrounding populations. With the Christian reconquest, the …
2travelers 11reviews 2blogs
Peniche #25 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Carvoeiro #26 most popular location
1travelers 2blogs
Figueira da Foz #27 most popular location
15travelers 1blogs
Quarteira #28 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews
Matosinhos #29 most popular location
6travelers 3reviews
Vila Nova de Gaia #30 most popular location
Gaia is basically on the other side of the river across from Porto and is famous for the many winery cellars. A huge mall is also located in Gaia called the Arrabida mall. I don't think the g…
16travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Viseu #31 most popular location
11travelers 1blogs
Lagoa #32 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Algarve #33 most popular location
54travelers 16reviews 4blogs
Marvao #34 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews
Porto Santo #35 most popular location
1reviews
Belem #36 most popular location
9reviews 2blogs
Angra do Heroismo #37 most popular location
2travelers 6reviews
Aljezur #38 most popular location
2travelers 2blogs
Povoa de Varzim #39 most popular location
5travelers 1reviews
Luso #40 most popular location
1reviews
Loule #41 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews
Monchique #42 most popular location
1reviews
Horta #43 most popular location
2travelers 6reviews
Braganca #44 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Estremoz #45 most popular location
3reviews
Elvas #46 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Batalha #47 most popular location
D. Fernando I, died without a son, leaving only one daughter married to the king of Castilla, who claimed the throne of Portugal. The Portuguese nobles opposed and settled a serious crisis, w…
1travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Caldas da Rainha #48 most popular location
7travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Guarda #49 most popular location
2travelers 4blogs
Ferragudo #50 most popular location
Ferragudo is a small town nearby Portimao. Nearby the river Arade. Its has some nice fish restaurants, with every day fresh fish. Not touristic (yet), but probably in the next years a bit mo…
2reviews
Santiago do Cacem #51 most popular location
Santiago do Cacém is a small town and everywhere you go, you will be able to see the castle The origins of the castle of Santiago do Cacém are rather curious, the result of the victory …
5reviews 3blogs
Palmela #52 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Porto Moniz #53 most popular location
1reviews 2blogs
Oporto #54 most popular location
29travelers 2reviews 6blogs
Leiria #55 most popular location
Capital of the district with the same name, Leiria is a medium city, with about 60000 inhabitants, housing a few interesting monuments. It's proximity to Fatima and Batalha, pushed the city …
18travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Sines #56 most popular location
4travelers 5reviews 9blogs
Castelo de Vide #57 most popular location
1reviews
Beja #58 most popular location
5travelers 1blogs
Alcobaca #59 most popular location
Alcobaça is a small town that has become notable for its 12th century Monastery of Alcobaça (Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça). It is one of the most magnificent gothic monuments in Por…
1travelers 3reviews 3blogs
Grandola #60 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Terceira #61 most popular location
Terceira is also referred to as the “Ilha Lilás” (the “lilac” or “violet” island), is an island in the Azores archipelago, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is one of…
5travelers 8reviews
Furnas #62 most popular location
2reviews 1blogs
Mafra #63 most popular location
The small town of Mafra is completely overshadowed by its enormous royal palace and convent. It is a hugely impressive complex and well worth a visit, especially on a Sunday before noon, when…
3travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Praia da Rocha #64 most popular location
Praia da Rocha is situated on the south of Portugal. Praia da Rocha is ideal for anyone who wants to be close to a fantastic beach, have plenty of places to wine and dine or party until la…
2reviews 1blogs
Amarante #65 most popular location
4blogs
Funchal Madeira #66 most popular location
14travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Altura #67 most popular location
2reviews
Santana #68 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Madalena #69 most popular location
6reviews
Camara de Lobos #70 most popular location
1blogs
Santarem #71 most popular location
Santarém is the last big city on the banks of Tejo river, before arriving to Lisbon. Standing upon a hill, overlooking the flooding planes of the weed in the south bank, the city lives as a …
6travelers 3reviews
Valenca #72 most popular location
Valença is a walled town located on the left bank of Minho River, approximately 25 km from the Atlantic Ocean. The municipality is limited to the north with Minho River establishing the bord…
1travelers 3reviews
Portalegre #73 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 1blogs
São Miguel Island - Azores #74 most popular location
1travelers 6reviews 1blogs
Sao Pedro de Moel #75 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Ribeira Grande #76 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews
Castelo Branco #77 most popular location
4travelers 1blogs
Vila Nova de Santo Andre #78 most popular location
1reviews
Odemira #79 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Estombar #80 most popular location
2reviews
Alvor #81 most popular location
3travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Redondo #82 most popular location
1reviews
Barcelos #83 most popular location
5travelers 1blogs
Monte #84 most popular location
2reviews 1blogs
Baleal #85 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Almada - Lisbon region #86 most popular location
6travelers 2reviews
Buarcos #87 most popular location
1reviews
Paredes de Coura #88 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Burgau #89 most popular location
1reviews
Luz #90 most popular location
1reviews
Sete Cidades #91 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
São Martinho do Porto #92 most popular location
3reviews
Lousa #93 most popular location
The municipality of Lousã is situated about 28 Km's, from Coimbra (one of Portuguese main cities). The place is best Known for the castle and natural surroundings, but also for it's mountai…
1travelers 1reviews
Almada #94 most popular location
Almada is the most-northwestern Municipality of the District of Setúbal. Between Almada (south side) and Oeiras (north side) is where the Tagus finally meet the Atlantic Ocean. The Munic…
13travelers 1reviews
Ovar #95 most popular location
3travelers 3blogs
Nordeste #96 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Belém #97 most popular location
Portugal is administratively divided into Municipalities ("Municípios" or "Concelhos", in Portuguese). Each Municipality is then subdivided into civil parishes ("Freguesias", in Portuguese).…
1reviews 2blogs
Faial #98 most popular location
Faial is one of a group of Portugese islands called the Azores, located off the west of Portual in the Atlantic. Over time Faial (an other Azorian islands) have served as the last stop for s…
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Ribeiro Frio #99 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Berlengas #100 most popular location
Berlengas are a small Portuguese cluster of islands located about 15 Km of Peniches' shore. The main island is called Berlenga and it has about 1500 m of length by 800 m width and 85 m of…
1reviews