Cristiano Ronaldo is a name that needs no introduction. Whether you like football or not, you are likely to have read about the many feats of this great sportsman. We are not here to talk about the man though. We are here to talk about the land he comes from. For years, Portugal has captured the imagination of many a traveler. A European vacation is on the bucket list of almost every person who enjoys travel and anyone who plans to visit Europe considers a visit to Portugal. Located in the southern part of the continent, Portugal has a number of alluring attractions ranging from beaches and mountains to castles and bridges. It has a rich history and boasts of a vibrant culture. Today, it stands as one of the 20 best countries in terms of social progress. (ALSO SEE 10 European cities that can be covered over a weekend) Located on the Iberian peninsula, Portugal provides stunning coastal landscapes and picturesque backdrops for photography. From food to music, modern architecture to rural backdrops, art houses to sports stadiums, this amazing country has them all. Here are 18 spectacular photos of Portugal that will tempt you to visit this European nation soon. Also Read - Europe Breathes Sigh of Relief as Italy & Spain Report Flattened Virus Curve

View of Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon in Portugal

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Porto, an old town on the Douro River in Portugal

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Table with a wonderful view over the river in Porto, Portugal

Porto view

Pena Palace in Sintra – Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra

Traveler sitting in front of the Belem Tower (Belém Tower) – a medieval castle fortification on the Tagus river of Lisbon in Portugal

Traveler at Belem Tower

Rossio square in Lisbon at sunset

Rossia square - Portugal

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Panoramic view of colorful old houses of Porto, Portugal with Luis I Bridge – The Luis I bridge is a metal arch bridge over Douro River and the most popular touristic attraction here.

Portugal panorama

Landscape of the Douro river region with vineyards

Portugal - vineyard

Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleria - Sintra - Portugal

Azenhas do Mar in the coastal town of Portugal

Azenhas do Mar - Portugal

Famous vintage yellow tram in Afalma, the oldest district of the Old Town

Portugal - tram

View of Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon - Portugal

Ribeira Brava town in Madeira island, Portugal

Ribiera Brava town - Portugal

The Sanctuary of Fatima, also referred to as the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal

Sanctuary of Fatima - Portugal

Dom Luis Bridge in Porto, Portugal

Portugal - Dom Luis bridge

Benagil Cathedral at the beautiful coast of Algarve in Portugal

Portugal - Benagil cathedral

Picture of a wooden footbridge to the beautiful beach of Praia do Camilo in Portugal

Praia do Camillo beach - Portugal

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We leave you with this photo of the Old town of Porto at sunset

Portugal - sunset

If this doesn’t make you want to visit Portugal, we don’t know what will!