With miles of power-soft dunes, cliff-backed coves and perfect surfing waves, in Portugal you're rarely far from a remarkable beach.
The Rough Guide to Portugal
An epic coast is only part of the story, though, as in the green interior, hilltop castles and ancient walled villages await. That's before you've discovered one of Europe's most captivating capitals, the port wine route from Porto and a passion for seafood that sees a festival dedicated to sardines.
Discover Portugal with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to explore the colourful Porto riverfront, visit some of the many medieval houses in the fortified hilltop village of Monsaraz or witness one of the greatest achievements of Portuguese architecture: the Mosteiro da Batalha, The Rough Guide to Portugal will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way.
Portugal Top 10
1. Porto's Riverfront
3. Algarve Beaches
5. Mountain Biking in the Algarve
7. Rio Douro Valley
8. Velha Universidade, Coimbra
9. Mosteiro da Batalha
10. Kayaking on the Mondego River