Portugal is one of those underrated countries in Europe because it’s smaller than the surrounding countries.

However, Portugal is teeming with picturesque travel attractions.

If you want to get a feel of Western Europe but have a budget that only fits Eastern European travel, Portugal is the place to be. It’s one of the most affordable places to travel in the continent besides Bulgaria.

Portugal is home to some of the most iconic historical structures in the world, many of which are considered UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Torre de Belen in Lisbon was a well-known stronghold in 1521 which was used to guard against outsider invasion via River Tagus. You can climb the fortress and marvel at its beauty. You can also visit other heritage sites like Castelo de Guimaraes, where the first monarch of Portugal was born.

Other magnificent places in Portugal that are worth visiting include the 12th Century castle in Baixa district, the famous pilgrimage site of Tour Bom Jesus do Monte and the archaeological Roman temple ruins in Evora. These wonders will leave you in awe while teaching you lessons about Portugal’s rich history.

If you love nature and long for the sea, you can bask in the beauty of Portugal’s breathtaking beaches, which face the Atlantic Ocean. The attractive coastline, rocky cliffs and light house of Cabo da Roca will sweep you off your feet.

Before you list Portugal as your new favourite holiday destination, you have to see the seawater-filled pools in Porto Moniz first. The pools are formed by volcanic lava and are naturally filled with salt water during high tide, which makes it a captivating scene to watch. Secure a spot, relax and enjoy the spectacle.

Cap off your trip with an unforgettable night in the Ribeira district. Taste Portugal’s freshly-baked custard tarts and indulge in some uniquely-shaped and mouth-watering Amarante cakes. Of course, don’t forget to grab some wine as Portugal is known for some of the best wines in the world.

Now you’ve got some great ideas for your trip, don’t forget to arrange travel insurance as soon as you’ve made a booking.  Get a quote today or call one of our friendly team on 1300 819 888 to discuss your requirements.