Miradouro Ribeira d'Ilhas

Top choice in Ericeira

If you dropped dead of a heart attack a moment after ogling this jaw-dropping view above Ribeira d'Ilhas and Alibabá beaches – and the surfers tackling the waves of the Ericeira World Surfing Reserve – you'd die happy. Absolutely stunning. Further words unnecessary.

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1. Aldeia Típica José Franco

3.92 MILES

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2. Palácio Nacional de Mafra


Wild-spending Dom João V poured pots of Brazilian gold into this baroque palace, covering a mind-boggling 4 sq km and comprising a monastery and basilica…

3. Tapada Nacional de Mafra

6.39 MILES

The 819-hectare Tapada Nacional de Mafra is where Dom João V used to go a-hunting. Enclosed by an original 21km wall, the grounds are now an…

5. Adega Regional de Colares

12.68 MILES

The Malvasia (white) and Ramisco (red) vines grown today in Colares are the only ones in Europe to have survived the 19th-century phylloxera plague, saved…

6. Museu das Artes de Sintra

12.8 MILES

This museum features a small and manageable collection of contemporary and modern art, around 80% of which is dedicated to local works. The permanent…

7. Palácio Nacional de Sintra

13.14 MILES

The star of Sintra-Vila is this palace, with its iconic twin conical chimneys and lavish, whimsical interior, which is a mix of Moorish and Manueline…

8. Museu Anjos Teixeira

13.21 MILES

Set in a former watermill, this small museum displays works by the father-and-son duo of Anjos Teixeira – two of Portugal’s greatest sculptors. Most of…