Sightseeing in Portugal

Portugal tours offer you a variety of impressive travel experiences: numerous sights, varied landscapes from northern Portugal to the Algarve, local specialties such as port wine and stockfish and the soul of the country at a fado show. Take a study trip to Portugal! This country in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula enchants not only with ancient Phoenician, Roman and Greek cultures, but also with modern architecture. Through the age of seafarers and discoveries, Portugal’s art and architecture gained “Manueline” influence like nowhere else in Europe. In the west of the capital Lisbon lies Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of Europe with a breathtaking panoramic landscape.

Visit Portugal’s most important cities like Lisbon with one of the most famous landmarks – Torre de Belem, the Jeronimos Monastery, the monument Padrao dos Descombrimentos, the Avenida da Liberdade or the castle ruins Castelo de Sao Jorge; the city of Porto with the Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, the Maria Pia Bridge or the Tram Museum; the city of Braga with the rock face with reliefs and springs, the Teatro Circo and the Church of Santa Cruz or the city of Setubal. Let yourself be carried away by the character, the language and the landscape of Portugal! Diverse natural and cultural landscapes are waiting for you. Perhaps you will also visit neighboring Spain on your Portugal study trip. The travel offers of the individual organizers for the years {year_and_nearest_year} offer you experiences and discoveries for every day according to different focuses, carefully selected hotels to stay overnight and always also secret tips from your tour guide. We will of course be happy to advise you prior to booking. Make your Portugal vacation with us an unforgettable adventure trip, which you can book with us at low prices. We have suitable dates with guaranteed implementation, even on public holidays such as Christmas, for you. who can book with us at low prices. We have suitable dates with guaranteed implementation, even on public holidays such as Christmas, for you. who can book with us at low prices. We have suitable dates with guaranteed implementation, even on public holidays such as Christmas, for you.

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Porto Cathedral

Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, invites tourists and study tour participants to visit the special sights of the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral of Porto rises as an imposing landmark on the granite hill Penta Ventos not far from the Duoro River. The Bishop’s Palace is in the immediate vicinity.

An imposing place of worship

The cathedral is a particularly imposing sacred building with a castle-like appearance. Construction began in the 12th century in the Romanesque style and almost two hundred years later a cloister was added. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the new choir and its design as well as the addition of a loggia to the northern facade were realized. During this time the church also received baroque decorations. It was not until 1985 that a Jann organ was installed in the main nave.

Interior and facade design

The simplicity of the interior is in clear contrast to the elaborate facade design of the cathedral. Exceptions are the cloister in the right aisle, on the wall of which there are numerous valuable painted tiles and which leads to the Sao Vicente Chapel, which is decorated with gilded wall tiles.
Particularly noteworthy is the sacrament chapel, the altars of which were decorated with carvings and gilded in almost 100 years of manual work.

When traveling through Portugal, the Porto Cathedral is one of the most important sights. The cathedral and cloister are open to visitors twice a day. Exceptions are Sundays and public holidays.

Belém Tower

The Torre de Belém is difficult to get past when visiting Lisbon. After all, the 35-meter-high tower at the port entrance of the Portuguese capital, which is located about seven kilometers from the city center in the Santa Maria district, is one of the city’s most important landmarks. The tower, which was built at the beginning of the 16th century by order of King Manuel I, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for several years. Among other things, the tower served as a lighthouse in the first few years and later as a defensive structure for the monastery.

Fascinating view of the port area

The Torre de Belém, which was extensively restored in the 1840s, can be reached via a small bridge. From the top floor of the extremely imposing tower, which serves as a viewing platform, one has a fascinating overview of the entire port area and parts of the city. The interior of the tower served as a prison and an arsenal until the 19th century. Today the interior is accessible. On the wall there is, among other things, a sculpture depicting a rhinoceros. Entry to the Torre de Belém costs five euros. Near the Torre de Belém is the cultural center of Lisbon, including the Belém Cultural Center.

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is one of the most popular attractions in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The Museum of Modern Art contains the private art collection of the British multi-billionaire Calouste Gulbenkian with Armenian roots, who made a name for himself as one of the largest art patrons in the world at the beginning of the 20th century. The valuable collection includes countless pictures by Rembrandt, Renoir and Monet, among others. The museum, which is located in the Avenidas Novas district near Praça de Espanha, was only built after the death of Calouste Gulbenkian and opened in 1969 after five years of construction. The world-famous art collection is owned by the “Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian”, the largest cultural foundation in Portugal.

Oriental and European art in two tours

The permanent exhibitions in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum are divided geographically and chronologically into two different tours. While the first tour mainly shows oriental art, the second tour mainly includes works of art from Europe. In the basement of the simple museum building there is a cafeteria and a library, among other things. The museum, in which a total of 6,000 different exhibits can be seen in 17 departments, is open every day, except Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is four euros, and entry is free for all visitors on Sundays.

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Portugal

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