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
Pena Palace in Sintra – Portugal
Traveler sitting in front of the Belem Tower (Belém Tower) – a medieval castle fortification on the Tagus river of Lisbon in Portugal
Rossio square in Lisbon at sunset
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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.
Landscape of the Douro river region with vineyards
Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, Portugal
Azenhas do Mar in the coastal town of Portugal
Famous vintage yellow tram in Afalma, the oldest district of the Old Town
View of Lisbon, Portugal
Ribeira Brava town in Madeira island, Portugal
The Sanctuary of Fatima, also referred to as the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal
Dom Luis Bridge in Porto, Portugal
Benagil Cathedral at the beautiful coast of Algarve in Portugal
Picture of a wooden footbridge to the beautiful beach of Praia do Camilo in Portugal
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We leave you with this photo of the Old town of Porto at sunset
If this doesnt make you want to visit Portugal, we dont know what will!