Portugal has 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with most of them located on the mainland and 3 located on the islands of Madeira and the Azores. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) administers the World Heritage Programme that designates and catalogs places that are of significant cultural or natural importance.
To help you plan your itinerary for your next trip to Portugal, the following is a list of the World Heritage Sites located in Portugal:
Lisbon and environs
- Monastery dos Jerónimos and Tower of Belém (Lisbon) – for more information, click here
- Cultural Landscape of Sintra – for more information, click here
- Monastery of Alcobaça
- Monastery of Batalha
- Convent of Christ in Tomar
- University of Coimbra – for more information, click here
- Historic Center of Évora – for more information, click here
- Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications
Porto and environs
- Historic Center of Porto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar – for more information, click here
- Historic Center of Guimarães – for more information, click here
- Alto Douro Wine Region
- Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde
Madeira and the Azores
- Laurisilva of Madeira
- Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
- Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture (Azores)
For more information on Portugal’s World Heritage Sites, click here.
Photo Credit: © Posto de Turismo de Alcobaça (Tourism Office of Alcobaça). Photo of Mosteiro.
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