• Praça do Império Garden

    It was built for the Portuguese World Exhibition (1940), which commemorated the 800th anniversary of the independence of Portugal and the 300th anniversary of the Restoration. The Illuminated Fountain was also built at that time. The garden is composed of a combination of 32 coats of arms, whose designs of bushes and flowers represent the […]

  • Natural Reserve of Tejo Estuary

    From its source in Spain, in the Serra de Albarracin, to its estuary mouth close to Lisbon, the River Tagus travels a distance of 1.100 kms, making it the longest river flowing across Portugal. The vast estuary in front of Lisbon’s eastern zone has earned the name of the “Mar da Palha” (the Straw Sea). […]

  • Santo Inácio Zoo

    Zoo Santo Inácio is the largest and greenest zoo in Northern Portugal and is located only 10 minutes away from Porto, at Vila Nova de Gaia. With barely more than a decade of existence and more than 1 million and half visitors, Zoo Santo Inácio is already the reference zoo in Northern Portugal. The large […]

  • Albufeira Lagoon


  • Vila Nova de Gaia Biological Park

    Discover how the region used to be, the lifestyles of former populations, and marvel at the animal and plant life in the Park! Located in an agro-forestry area in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, the Park houses hundreds of species in their natural habitat. The 35 ha park is located in the valley […]

  • Medos National Forest


  • Natural Reserve of Sado Estuary

    The River Sado is born in the Serra da Vigia, near Beja, and winds its way across the plains of the Alentejo, travelling 180 km north until they flow into the sea near Setúbal. The river’s estuary commences close to Alcácer do Sal, a highly fertile humid zone, where the landscape is marked by rice […]

  • The Northern Litoral Natural Park

    Located between the rivers and the sea, the North Coast Natural Park stretches for nearly 18 kilometres between the Cávado River estuary and the village of Apúlia in a line of white sand dunes. Dotted with low vegetation that helps to anchor the sand, these dunes act as a natural barrier against the sea winds […]

  • Natural Reserve of S. Jacinto Dunes

    Scenery that remains undecided between land and sea, composed of sandy beaches, marshland, freshwater and saltwater, and home to many valuable species. You are guaranteed an unforgettable visit. The reserve is located at the southernmost tip of the line of sand dunes separating the northern branch of the Ria de Aveiro from the Atlantic Ocean. It occupies […]

  • National Park of Mafra

    The Tapada Nacional de Mafra was created during the reign of king João V, following the building of the Convent of Mafra, as a park for royal and court recreation. Covering over eight hundred hectares, the park holds different species of deer, wild boar, foxes, birds of prey and many others coexisting in an unusually […]

  • Roca Cape

    If you go to Sintra, you cannot afford to miss paying a visit to the westernmost point on the European mainland, the headland of Cabo da Roca. Situated at a latitude of 38º 47´ North and a longitude of 9º 30´ West, Cabo da Roca is an important coordinate for anybody sailing along the coast, […]

  • Natural Park of Sintra-Cascais

    The westernmost point of the European continent, was considered in antiquity to be the place where “the land ends and the sea begins” – the Cabo da Roca is one of the most spectacular locations in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Its vertical cliffs rise up around 100 m above sea level, offering spectacular landscapes. When […]