Portugal has 21 references considered Heritage of Humanity

Of the 21 references are monuments, historical centers of cities, landscapes and intangible heritage.



Lisbon, capital of Portugal, is one of the oldest cities in Europe and maintains its architecture with an authentic and at the same time cosmopolitan air. City of the 7 hills and spectacular viewpoints, it stands out for its cobbled streets and architectural marvels that include the imposing Jerónimos monastery, the beautiful Nativity tower, the protector castle of San Jorge, the grateful monument to the discoverers, much others.

The Portuguese culture is connected to the geographical location and the history of the country. Portugal is the oldest nation in Europe, and its opening to the sea led it to discoveries.

Its cultural heritage has been marked by influences from Africa, America and Asia, by the people who lived here before its founding and by the affable and welcoming nature of the Portuguese.

In addition to its World Heritage cities, stand out, among many others, Viana do Castelo, Braga, Caminha, Barcelos, Ponte de Lima or Amarante in the north, Viseu in the center, Santarém or Setúbal in the vicinity of Lisbon, Tavira and Silves in Algarve, and Funchal and Ponta Delgada in Madeira and the Azores.