This is it. Perhaps my last post on this wonderful little country. And I couldn’t think of a better way to say adieu. And so I leave you with the beauty of it, twenty of my favorite photos of Portugal.
Lagos, Lisbon, Porto, and Sintra are all well represented. Though perhaps Lagos more than others. Touristy, yes. But beautiful? Without a doubt. But don’t think I didn’t love the other places just as much. Porto in particular tugged at my heart more than I expected.
Making this post wasn’t easy. Going from 1000+ photos of Portugal to just 20 of my favorites was something I was dreading.
But I did it, I powered through. Now I hope these photos tempt you to visit Portugal!
As I look back at these photos I find myself wondering, is this really the end? Am I done with Portugal? I had the perfect introduction to this country… but there’s still so much of it I haven’t seen. Haven’t experienced. Haven’t surfed (yes, I still regret this deeply).
So I find myself wondering, is this really it? I loved this little country of Portugal. It surprised me in so many ways. So many great memories. So many stories that I start to question if I really won’t come back. Surely I will.
But I’ve started to realize (sadly), you can only visit so many places. And I often wonder which will be the ones I’ll find myself drawn back to. Is Portugal one? Perhaps.
That will just have to wait to be seen.
5 thoughts on “20 Photos Of Portugal That Will Tempt You To Visit”
I don’t know what I pictured when I thought of Portugal, but that wasn’t it. Those photos are absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you Jo!! I hadn’t done too much research before I decided I wanted to go to Portugal. In fact it was just one photo of a beach that convinced me to go. But the whole country blew me away with its beauty!
Hello! I was so excited to come across your blog! I am planning a trip with a group of friends for June, and this was very helpful. I have been to Lisbon before – but this trip we wanted to branch out…. Thanks again for sharing, I love your pics, and your humor (the polar bear comment about your friend in camila beach – lol)
Curious what time of year you visited? We are going in April! So excited. Can’t decide where to concentrate our time. Porto or Lisbon or Sintra. Porto is our first couple of days.
Any thoughts would be awesomely appreciated! And THANK YOU!
I visited in early September. Porto was one of my favorite places in Portugal. All the hills were beautiful. (Plus I discovered I really liked port.) But I would split your time between Porto and Lisbon and then do a day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. There’s a lot to see in both Porto & Lisbon!