Portugal is considered the best country in Europe to visit in 2021
Users of the European Best Destinations website highlight Braga, Porto, the beaches of Cascais and the Algarve, Madeira and the Azores as unmissable places.
In a statement released today by Turismo de Portugal, the entity considers that this distinction “consolidates the country's position as a destination of excellence, remaining at the top of tourists' preferences”.
According to users of the ‘site’, which is visited by more than six million travelers a year, Portugal is distinguished by its natural beauty, gastronomy, beaches and history rich in tradition.
According to European Best Destinations, the trip to Portugal is not complete without a visit to Braga (voted 'Best European Destination' in 2021 by this 'site'), Porto and its historic heritage classified by UNESCO, the beaches from Cascais and the Algarve (“ideal for recharging batteries in the sun”) and, for nature tourism lovers, to the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores.
Cited in the statement, the president of Turismo de Portugal points out that, “more than a destination, Portugal is an experience that impacts tourists”.
“Because our country has everything, for everyone. From north to south, inland or coast and islands, those who visit us want to return. And this ‘ranking’ shows us that, despite everything that has happened in the past few months, tourists do not forget Portugal and are eager to return. And we will be here, as always, to welcome you safely and well ”, says Luís Araújo.
In the European Best Destinations' ranking of the best countries to visit in 2021, based on traffic and research data from the last few months, France appears in 2nd place, followed by Greece (3rd place), Italy (4th place) and Croatia (5th place).