Batalha was a stop on the way between Porto and Sintra that featured a large cathedral/monastery.
The Douro Valley is where all of the Port is created, grown from the grapes of this region. It’s a short and very scenic drive from Porto and well worth the trip.
The capital of this country is a bustling, hilly and vibrant metropolitan area with plenty of history and some great sights. We had a great apartment with a view of the river.
This was another stop on our trip from Porto to Sintra. Obidos is a picturesque village that was a good stop for lunch and a walk around to see the sights.
This was the highlight of the trip. Porto is large enough to have a lot to do and see yet small enough to be very manageable. We had a great time on this city that sits at the mouth of the Douro River and is the gateway for shipping Port around the world.
The coast of Portugal features a long string of picturesque beaches, lighthouses, and scenic natural features that make it a great day trip. Drive, stop, take in the sights and then continue on because there is so much to see.
Sintra was a definite highlight. We stopped here for a few nights and could have spent more time. Incredible castles to explore and also a set of palaces that we were not even able to get to in our trip. Worth going back.