FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
Small, agreeable Amarante has been overshadowed by its more historic neighbor Guimaraes, but the town still deserves an overnight stop. Straddling the Rio Tâmega, its halves are joined by a narrow 18th-century bridge that stretches above tree-shaded banks. Although the river is polluted (which precludes swimming), it's beautiful to look at. Rowboats and pedal boats are for hire at several points
along the riverside paths. The riverbank is also the site of the local market, held every Wednesday and Saturday morning; at these times, the usually peaceful town is disturbed by manic traffic racing along the main street and over the bridge.
Barcelos, a bustling market town on the banks of the Rio Cávado with a population of some 18,000, is the center of a flourishing handicrafts...
Braga is one of northern Portugal's outstanding surprises. Founded by the Romans as Bracara Augusta, it prospered in earnest in the 6th century...