Historic sites in Portugal

If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in Portugal and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of  Historic Sites in Portugal and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the  Historic Sites in Portugal you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Historic Sites in Portugal, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Portugal: Site Index

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Ajuda National Palace

Ajuda National Palace was once the official residence of the Portuguese royal family.

Albufeira Municipal Archaeological Museum

The Albufeira Municipal Archaeological Museum exhibits a collection of artefacts relating to the history of the area.

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Batalha Monastery

Batalha Monastery is a stunning Gothic creation originally built to celebrate a famous military victory.

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Belem Tower

Belem Tower is an imposing UNESCO-listed medieval tower on the bank of the River Tagus in Lisbon.

Bussaco Battlefield

Bussaco Battlefield was the site of a victory by Wellington during the Peninsular War.

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Carmo Convent

Carmo Convent is a part-ruined medieval convent in Lisbon now used as an archaeological museum.

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Castelo de Almourol

The Castle of Almourol is a medieval castle built by the Knights Templar on an islet in the Tagus River.

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Castelo dos Mouros

Castelo dos Mouros is a picturesque ruined castle with a history dating back to the eighth century.

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Cerro da Vila

Cerro da Vila is an Ancient Roman site housing the remains of a second or third century villa complex.

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Citania de Briteiros

Citania de Briteiros is a Portuguese archaeological site containing the ruins of an ancient settlement.


Conimbriga is probably Portugal’s best-preserved Ancient Roman archaeological site.

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Convent of the Capuchos

The Convent of the Capuchos is an historical convent in the mountains of Sintra.

Faro Archaeological Museum

Faro Archaeological Museum has a collection of artefacts including prehistoric, Roman, Moorish and medieval pieces.

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Faro Cathedral

Faro Cathedral was first built sometime after the area reverted from Muslim to Christian rule in 1249.

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Fortaleza de Sagres

Fortaleza de Sagres is closely connected with one of Portugal’s most famous figures, Prince Henry the Navigator.

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Jeronimos Monastery

The Jeronimos Monastery is an iconic sixteenth century monastery in Lisbon.

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Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon Cathedral is one of the city’s oldest structures.

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Lisbon Maritime Museum

The Lisbon Maritime Museum has an interesting collection of historical naval displays and artefacts.

Lisbon National Archaeology Museum

The Lisbon National Archaeology Museum contains a range of artefacts, from the prehistoric to the Medieval.

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Lisbon National Pantheon

The Lisbon National Pantheon is a pretty domed church and the burial site of many of Portugal’s most prominent figures.

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Lisbon Roman Theatre Museum

The Lisbon Roman Theatre Museum exhibits finds from the excavations of Lisbon’s first century AD Roman Theatre.

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Mirobriga was once a thriving Roman town, the ruins of which can now be seen in Portugal.

Paderne Castle

Paderne Castle was a Moorish stronghold later taken by the forces of King Afonso III.

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Pena National Palace

The Pena National Palace is a picturesque romanticist palace in Portugal, set among 500 acres of beautifully maintained parkland and gardens.

Pousada Convento Vila Vicosa

Pousada Convento Vila Vicosa is a 16th century convent turned hotel.

Roman Ruins of Milreu

The Roman Ruins of Milreu are an important Portuguese archaeological site in the Algarve.

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Roman Ruins of Troia

The ruins of the ancient Troia in Portugal contain the remains of an important Roman trading centre known for its production of the popular Roman fish-based sauce Garum.

Roman Temple of Evora

The Roman Temple of Evora was an impressive Roman monument and is now a pretty ruin.

Sao Cucufate Roman Villa

Sao Cucufate Roman Villa is a two-storey ruin in Portugal dating mostly to the fourth century AD.

Silves Archaeological Museum

Silves Archaeological Museum offers an insight into the history of Silves and its surrounding area.

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Silves Castle

Silves Castle is an imposing Moorish stronghold.

Silves Cathedral

Silves Cathedral is a gothic structure dating back to the thirteenth century.

St George’s Castle

St George’s Castle in Lisbon is a medieval castle which once served as a royal palace.

Vimeiro Monument

The Vimeiro Monument commemorates the Battle of Vimeiro of 1808 during the Peninsular War.