TOP 10 places to visit – from foreigners living in Portugal

Top 10 places to visit in Portugal collected by the getaway van, gets rid of what the tour guides say and asks those who have chosen to live here, what are the must see places in Portugal, some hidden gems and surprises, there is something for everyone. 

"Tomar Castle is an amazing place to visit. Walking through the gates was a real Wow! moment"

Loulé Market

"I love Loule market on a Saturday morning in The Algarve - wandering around the cobbled streets in the old town by the castle and having lunch in one of the restaurants around the market. "

Cachopo - Tavira

"This is my favourite place to visit. Hidden gem of Cachopo. Beautiful mountains above Tavira. Hidden little village, with a couple of great restaurants/bars, and a Fonte Férrea with an open air pool, bbq area and bar."

Baleal Island

"We used to live on the Silver Coast and the only place I miss visiting there is Baleal Island."

Alentejo coastline

"All the Alentejo coastline is great! One of the Top 10 places in Portugal for me, for sure!"

Ponte do Lima

"In Minho, Ponte de Lima is beautiful, the oldest village in Portugal."

"Buddha Eden Park near Bombarral needs a mention here!"

Passadiços de Sistelo

"Known as the Portuguese Tibet"


"Santarem with its gothic churches"

"Sintra has many beautiful places but especially Quinta da Regaleira is a must see."

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