17 best cities to visit in Center of Portugal
Strategically located between the Oporto and Lisbon airports, the Center of Portugal region is pretty much an enchanting postcard of a whole country.
The leitmotif of this dazzling region is its deep diversity. The landscapes are continuously changing: endless Atlantic-facing beaches, great surf spots, the unique Aveiro Lagoon, Serra da Estrela, Portugal’s highest peak, 12 Historical Villages, 27 Schist Villages, Mountain Villages, 4 natural parks, 5 natural reserves, 2 protected areas, several thermal stations and 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Center of Portugal is also the home of Fátima, one of the most important Catholic shrines in the world. The University of Coimbra, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, is a landmark of knowledge and cultural identity. Surrounded by medieval walls, the charming town of Óbidos is a paradise for book and chocolate lovers.
So many reasons to discover Center of Portugal. Away from the crowds. The perfect place to unplug and to find the center of what really matters.