Portugal Day is celebrated on June 10 every year. This special day pays homage to the nation's cultural heritage, commemorates the renowned poet Luís de Camões, and honours the contributions and achievements of the Portuguese people worldwide.

Portugal Day is filled with pride, unity, and festivities, where the rich history, language, and accomplishments of Portugal and its diaspora are celebrated. From solemn ceremonies to vibrant parades, Portugal Day holds significant cultural and historical importance for the Portuguese nation and its global community. Portugal is a beautiful country in southwestern Europe that offers a diverse range of attractions for tourists. As you observe Portugal Day 2023, we at LatestLY have bought together five top tourist attractions in Portugal. 12 Incredibly Interesting Facts About Portugal We Bet You Didn’t Know.

1. Lisbon

The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon, is a vibrant and historic destination. Explore the charming neighbourhoods of Alfama and Bairro Alto, visit iconic landmarks such as the Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, and enjoy panoramic views from São Jorge Castle. Don't miss the chance to ride the traditional yellow trams and indulge in delicious Portuguese cuisine.

Lisbon | representational Image (Photo Credits: Pxfuel)

2. Porto

Located in the north of Portugal, Porto is known for its historic centre, picturesque riverside views, and, of course, its world-famous port wine. Take a stroll along the Ribeira district, visit the stunning Livraria Lello bookstore, and explore the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia to taste the exquisite port wine. Euthanasia Allowed in Portugal: Portuguese Parliament Approves Euthanasia Bill for People Suffering With Terminal Illnesses.

Porto | Representational Image (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons)

3. Sintra

Just a short distance from Lisbon, Sintra is a fairytale-like town nestled amidst lush hills. It is home to several palaces and castles, including the enchanting Pena Palace and the romantic Quinta da Regaleira. Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere, wander through beautiful gardens, and admire the stunning architecture.

Sintra | Representational Image (Photo Credits: Pexels)

4. Algarve

The Algarve region in the southernmost part of Portugal is renowned for its breathtaking beaches and stunning coastline. From popular resort towns like Albufeira and Lagos to hidden coves and secluded bays, the Algarve offers a variety of coastal landscapes for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. Don't forget to explore the charming towns of Faro and Tavira.

Algarve | Representational Image (Photo Credits: Pexels)

5. Douro Valley

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro Valley is a picturesque region famous for its terraced vineyards, scenic landscapes, and wine production. Take a river cruise along the Douro River, visit wine estates and sample delicious port wines, and enjoy the stunning views of the rolling hills covered in vineyards.

Douro Valley | Representational Image (Photo credits: Flickr)

These are just a few of the many incredible tourist attractions that Portugal has to offer. Whether interested in history, natural beauty, or culinary delights, Portugal promises a memorable and rewarding travel experience.

Wishing everyone a Happy Portugal Day 2023!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 10, 2023 12:22 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).