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The 7 Most Charming Small Towns for your Portugal Road Trip

By on July 4, 2016

Welcome to Portugal! This small country is big on character, with stunning views, fabulous beaches, fantastic local vineyards, charming villages and amazing food. Time to check out the 7 most charming small towns for the perfect Portugal road trip!

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your perfect trip to Portugal!

Obidos

An impressive hilltop castle, a massive wall surrounding the town, cobbled streets and bright vivid colors, Obidos is the quintessential Portuguese small town. Wander the medieval streets and you will fall in love with its small town charm!

Obidos, Portugal

Obidos, Portugal

Obidos, Portugal

Obidos, Portugal

Sintra

Sintra is an exquisite Portuguese town that is located west of Lisbon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its stunning 19th century romantic architecture. Set against green hills, Sintra’s awe inspiring palaces, castles and manors will make you feel like royalty straight out of a fairy tale on your Portugal road trip map.

Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, Portugal at the Initiation Well

Monsanto

In 1938, Monsanto was named the most “Portuguese town in Portugal.”  Monsanto is located on a mountaintop, overlooking some stunning scenery. With red roofed houses that are carved from rocky cliffs and granite boulders and little narrow streets, this small town is as unique as it is beautiful.

Monsanto, Portugal

Monsanto, Portugal

Monsanto, Portugal

Monsanto, Portugal

Monsanto, Portugal

Monsanto, Portugal

Monsaraz

A tiny and charming village which boasts white washed houses, an impressive castle, and feels like you’ve traveled back in time.

Monsaraz, Portugal

Monsaraz, Portugal

Monsaraz, Portugal

Monsaraz, Portugal

Aveiro

Aveiro is a charming little town that has hidden gems around every turn. Known as “Portuguese Venice” this picturesque town has beautiful canals, small bridges and colorful houses.

Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro, Portugal

Evora

This historical small town is home to a spectacular attraction: The Capela Dos Ossos (Bone Chapel). The walls and pillars of this church are actually made of skulls and bones. This stunning and shocking chapel was built by Franciscan monks out of a need. the cemeteries were over populated and taking up valuable space in Evora, so the bones were moved to the chapel.

The Capela Dos Ossos, Portugal

The Capela Dos Ossos (Bone Chapel), Portugal

Evora, Portugal

Evora, Portugal

Porto Moniz

The tiny little gem boasts hidden natural swimming pools that were created by volcanic lava, with crystal-clear water.

Porto Moniz, Portugal

Porto Moniz, Portugal

Porto Moniz, Portugal

Porto Moniz, Portugal

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!

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