Alto Douro Wine Region
A river valley landscape shaped by centuries of Port wine cultivation and production.

Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga
An exquisite example of Portuguese Baroque architecture expressing a spiritual journey.

Historic Centre of Guimarães
A charming medieval city center, considered the birthplace of Portuguese nationhood.

Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar
A beautiful urban landscape with diverse historical architecture in a range of styles.


Monastery of Alcobaça
A masterpiece of Gothic Cistercian art and architecture.

Monastery of Batalha
A well-preserved and impressive masterpiece of Late Flamboyant Gothic architecture with Manueline Baroque elements.

Convent of Christ in Tomar
An architectural retrospective of Portugal and the Knights Templar in the form of a monastic center dating to the 12th-16th century.

University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia
Portugal’s oldest university, with centuries of architecture and ancient traditions.


Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
Two striking buildings from Portugal’s “Golden Age” of global exploration and seafaring.

Cultural Landscape of Sintra
A fine collection of fanciful Romantic-style palaces and castles.

Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada)
One of the most impressive baroque structures in all of Portugal.


Historic Centre of Évora
A museum city of architecture of the Portuguese golden age.

Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications


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Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
An important port in the busy shipping routes between Europe, the Americas and Africa from the 15th-19th centuries.

Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
Viniculture in a hostile environment made possible through human ingenuity.


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Laurisilva of Madeira
Old-growth laurel forests, important for hydrological balance and biodiversity.


  • Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde