1 country, 3 cities: discover Portugal

A heritage, a culture and a diversity of landscapes, where the land and ocean meet. Discover Portugal, where the sun shines 300 days a year!

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No difficult choices on the horizon with this exceptional yet accessible destination, voted the best destination in the world three times in a row between 2017 and 2019. Delve into Portuguese culture through one of its seventeen Unesco World Heritage sites, not forgetting the steep cliffs of the Algarve coast, where the Atlantic proudly rolls along a long string of golden beaches. DELSEY PARIS invites you to discover three cities in Portugal, where tranquillity and the art of living reign supreme.


LISBON: the white city of seven hills

At the crossroads between continents, Lisbon almost gives us the feeling of strolling through a picturesque village, in spite of being a renowned European capital boasting historical and cultural heritage that is second to none.

Soak up the atmosphere of the city of a thousand charms by taking the mythical tram number 28 from one hill to the next and pass through the districts of Graca, Alfama, Baixa and Estrela... You are always sure to find a little café terrace with a breathtaking view, where you can taste the treat of preference of the Lisbon natives, the pastel de Nata.

One of the most beautiful views in Lisbon is undoubtedly that from the São Jorge Castle, an ancient fortress located on the highest hill in the Old Town, overlooking the entire city. From there, you can easily admire the Tagus River - Portugal's blue gold - as it flows peacefully through the white city before your very eyes.

PORTO: a multifaceted architectural jewel

Imagine exploring an open-air museum, where every corner of the winding streets is full of surprises. If you are lucky enough to arrive in the city via the São Bento railway station, built on a former monastery, be sure to look up while in the vestibule and admire the 20,000 azulejos (coloured tiles), which adorn this station hall and retrace the history of Portugal.

Use the Dom-Luís Bridge to cross the Douro, which winds between the hills and the red-tiled roofs of the houses of Porto, the architecture of which will vaguely remind you of our beloved Eiffel Tower.

This mix of medieval remains and contemporary architecture is also, without doubt, one of the many reasons why Porto has been voted the best European destination three times over.
FARO: the gateway to the Algarve coast

Surrounded by the Ria Formosa nature reserve, the city of Faro appeal lies first and foremost in its charm and authenticity. Enter the Old Town through the Arco da Vila, one of the medieval gateways, to discover beautiful cobbled streets, Roman passageways and tiled houses.

A few minutes away, your curiosity will be piqued by a visit to the Church of Carmel, one of the most iconic in this region of Portugal - no doubt on account of its "Chapel of the Bones", dominated by the bones and skulls of more than one thousand monks.

Take to the sea and escape to Ilha Deserta, a 7 km-long unspoilt beach, for a well-deserved swim alongside the local birds.

If you have the opportunity, spend a night in the majestic Palácio de Estoi, easily recognisable with its pink walls, its exterior staircases decorated with azulejo tiles, and its French gardens.