Top 10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Portugal

Portugal is known not only for its beaches but also for the beautiful mountain ranges and charming towns. At times, the three of these combine to give birth to towns that seem no less beautiful than a worldly paradise. Let’s have a look at the topmost beautiful small towns in Portugal.

10. Aveiro

Aveiro is a small town with a beautiful network of canals that find their way around the whole city. The town contains a number of charming local attractions including architectural beauties that depict the cultural beauty of Portugal.

9. Angra do Heroismo

The town is home to a group of nine volcanic islands around 900 miles west of mainland Portugal. The town came into existence around the 18th century and comprises of beautiful churches, forts, and palaces.

8. Coimbra

Coimbra is a well-known town for a number of reasons. It is the home to Europe’s oldest universities and has been the central point for culture and arts for a number of centuries.

7. Guimaraes

Guimaraes is yet another town that has succeeded at preserving the historical architectural beauty in an absolutely amazing manner and even has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for the purpose. It has architectural wonders ranging both from the Middle Ages to the modern era.

6. Evora

Evora is one of the very few places where the historical architectural treasure has been preserved this well. That is the reason Evora is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns network. It comprises of an architectural beauty that dates back to as old as the 1st century.

5. Monsaraz

Monsaraz is a town surrounded by Portuguese countryside and is present at a hilltop with medieval walls surrounding it from all the directions. The town is filled with rich historical places and is a must-visit.

4. Porto

Porto is well-known for exporting wine and was too designated UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the beautiful buildings and the narrow network of the streets.

3. Obidos

Obidos is yet another town that has preserved the medieval walls and buildings that depict the original cultural heritage of the area. The town is filled with the cobblestone streets and whitewashed houses that lead up to the Moorish castle which stands tall to even this day.

2. Sintra

Sintra lies at the foothills of the Sintra mountains and is no less than a fairyland for the visitors. The steep cliffs lead down to the Atlantic ocean and this small town is home to a number of castles and palaces.

1. Tavira

Tavira is a beautiful town that is surrounded by sandy beaches that drop down into the Atlantic ocean. The town is known for its natural beauty and lies on the well-known Algarve coast.