FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
Batalha, which means "battle" in Portuguese, is the site of another of the country's religious structures that memorialize a battle victory. The monastery, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by the small city center, with several other smaller, historical monuments scattered around the area.
Batalha is right in the Estremadurean countryside, with rolling hills, mountains, old
windmills, pastures, and farming villages that create a fairy tale–like view from higher points of the city. It's a great area to drive around and explore.
Abrantes became one of the country's most populous and prosperous towns during the 16th century, when the Tagus River (Rio Tejo) was navigable...
Alcobaça is a town that still shows its old-world roots in its downtown architecture—pretty red-tile roofs and French chateau turrets. The town...