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Portugal Pictures - Photo Gallery of Portugal Travel Destinations

Take a virtual tour of Portugal through our pictures

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Portugal Picture: Tiles featuring country life in Portugal.

James Martin, Europe Travel

Pictures of some popular Portugal travel destinations.

Portugal Mainland Pictures

Blue Tiles
Blue tile work is one of the things that makes me think of Portugal.

Coimbra City Views
Coimbra is a university town. In fact, the university was founded on the 13th of August in 1290 by King Dinis--making it one of the oldest in the world. It's worth visiting, if only for the exceptional Baroque library. There are also the fados de Coimbra, called a "happier" fado than those sung in other places in Portugal.

Coimbra Garden
Across the river from the city is a grand old garden--at the time of the photos it was rotting magnificently. Part of the estate of the Quinta das Lágrimas (Estate of Tears), the garden may be less overgrown these days, since the main palace was converted to a luxury hotel in 1995, so you can now stay right on the grounds.

Evora, Portugal Pictures
Evora is a a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

Evora Chapel of Bones Pictures - Capela dos Ossos
A very popular tourist attraction, see the bones inside the Igreja de São Francisco in Evora.

Food of the Schist Villages of Central Portugal
A virtual tour of the food that awaits visitors to this mountainous land of small villages in Central Portugal.

Mountain Biking the Schist Villages
Get a virtual tour of the facilities for mountain biking in Central Portugal.

Lisbon Pictures - This is our 24 image picture gallery of Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon - Views from the Castelo de São Jorge
Here you'll find a view of the city from the castle walls, and pictures of the birds that wander around inside.

Lisbon - Ruins of the Carmo Church
The Carmo church was, like most of the churches in Lisbon, destroyed in the extraordinary Lisbon earthquake that took place at November 1st at 9:40 AM in 1755 (thought to have been a 9 on the richtor scale) while a large portion of the Lisbon population was at All Saints' Day mass. The Gothic monument was founded by Nuno Álvares Pereira, and has been standing like this since that time. What's left of it sometimes resembles the cockpit of a jet fighter, as the second picture shows. There is a good museum on the site.

Monsaraz Pictures
Take a virtual visit to this compelling whitewashed village in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

Porto - Oporto
Porto is a great place to sit and watch the river flow, or go across the bridge to Vila Nova de Gaia and taste some Port or take a tour of the famous Port houses that line the banks of the Douro river.

Porto - Vila Nova de Gaia
Here's where the age the port wine that's grown upstream. It has great views of Porto, of course.

Sintra
Accessible by train, the town of Sintra and surrounding area is worth a day trip. Pictured here is the town taken from the train station, and three views of the Moorish Castle, 3.5 km out of town. It's a steep climb up, but rewarding, if only for the fact that when they see your pictures, people will swear that you've been to the great wall of China!

Azores Islands Pictures

Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens Pictures
Nostra Terra is a botanical park on San Miguel island in the Azores, adjacent to the art deco Nostra Terra Garden Hotel.

Nordeste Region of the Azores Island of San Miguel
Pictures of the the least populated and most beautiful region of San Miguel Island in the Azores.

Photos of Furnas and Furnas Lake in the Azores
A very interesting part of Portugal, where you'll experience food cooked in volcanic hot springs and steam vents, a spa town of steam, hot springs and mineral waters flowing freely that you can sample.

Madeira Islands Pictures

Pictures of the Funchal Market
A "different" covered market in Europe, with an abundance of tropical fruits and odd fish from the Atlantic.

Monte Palace Tropical Garden Pictures
Like your botanical gardens full of art, mineral samples and waterworks. Well, Monte Palace could be your paradise!

More on Portugal

Portugal is an inexpensive European destination with lots to offer for the traveler. For a map of Portugal and tourist essentials on the Portuguese language, food, tipping and public transportation, see our Portugal Map and Travel Essentials.

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