Portugal is considered the best country in Europe to visit in 2021 by users of the European Best Destinations website, which 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 webpage considers that this distinction “consolidates the country’s position as a destination of excellence, while remaining at the top of tourists’ preferences”.

According to users of the website, 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 lovers of nature tourism, to the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores.

Cited in the statement, the president of Turismo de Portugal said that, “more than a destination, Portugal is an experience that impacts tourists”.

In the European Best Destinations’ ranking of the best countries to visit in 2021, based on traffic and research data from the past few months, France appears in 2nd place, followed by Greece (3rd place), Italy (4th place) and Croatia (5th place).