Estremadura and the Ribatejo Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Estremadura and the Ribatejo - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Leiria 4

Caldas da Rainha 4

Santarem 3

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Vila Franca de Xira 2

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Aqueduto dos Pegões

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Striding across the Ribeira dos Pegões valley, some 5 km (3 miles) northwest of Tomar, is a 5-km-long (3-mile-long) aqueduct, built...

Basílica da Santíssima Trindade

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

One of the largest Catholic churches in the world, seating some 8,500 worshipers, the Holy Trinity was consecrated in 2007 and raised...

Basílica de Nossa Senhora de Fátima

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At the head of the huge esplanade is the large neoclassical basilica (built in the late 1920s), flanked on either side by a semicircular...


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The harbor at Peniche is the jumping-off point for excursions to the Berlenga archipelago—six islets that are part of a nature reserve...

Buddha Eden

  • Garden/Arboretum

Just about the last thing you'd expect to find in rural Estremadura—about 10 minutes south of Óbidos—this landscaped "Garden of...

Capela das Aparições

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This 20th-century chapel is built on the site where the appearances of the Virgin Mary are said to have taken place. A plinth with a...

Casa Cadaval

  • Store/Shop/Mall

If you're a fan of wine, stop by the prestigious Casa Cadaval on your way to Almeirim. This winery, on the Herdade de Muge estate, has...

Casa dos Patudos

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Alpiarça is a pleasant little town 7 km (4 miles) northeast of Almeirim on the N118. Here you'll have the chance to see how a wealthy...

Casas dos Pastorinhos

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These are the cottages, in the nearby hamlet of Aljustrel, where the three shepherd children who saw the Virgin Mary were born. To reach...

Castelo de Abrantes

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Walk up through the maze of narrow, flower-lined streets to this 16th-century castle—still an impressive structure today. The garden...


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