1 Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre

While away an afternoon with the wolves in the woods near Mafra.

2 Ilha da Berlenga

Take the boat from Peniche to a rocky, windswept island bird-sanctuary.

3 Óbidos

After the coach tours have left, enjoy the atmospheric streets of this walled medieval town.

4 Nazaré

For seaside frolics, you can’t beat the biggest, brashest resort on the Estremaduran coast.

5 Alcobaça

The twelfth-century monastery at Alcobaça is one of Europe’s most impressive Cistercian monuments.

6 Grutas de Mira de Aire

Visit the most spectacular underground caves in the country.

7 Pegadas dos Dinossáurios

Don’t miss the tracks of Portugal’s dinosaurs – as clear today as when they were made 175 million years ago.

8 Tomar

The stunning Convento de Cristo is the undisputed highlight, but Tomar itself is a gem of a town.

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