Portugal has 17 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 on Jerónimos, click here, for more information on Belém, click here
- Cultural Landscape of Sintra – for more information, click here
- Monastery of Alcobaça – for more information, click here
- Monastery of Batalha – for more information, click here
- Convent of Christ in Tomar – for more information, click here
- 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
- Sanctuary of Bom Jesús do Monte in Braga – for more information, click here
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 Monastery of Alcobaça
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