Portugal has been elected the best country to visit in Europe in 2021 by the European Best Destinations, which highlights the cities of Porto and Braga, the beaches of the Algarve, Cascais, Madeira and the Azores.
After Braga won the award for Best European Destination to visit in 2021, Portugal is now considered the best country to visit in 2021, according to the preferences of users of European Best Destinations, an organization based in Brussels that promotes culture and tourism in Europe.
The European Best Destinations website, which is visited by more than six million travelers a year, highlights the beauty of the landscapes, the gastronomy, the “magnificent beaches” and the historical wealth of Portugal. According to the portal, the trip to the country is not complete without a visit to Braga, Porto and its historic heritage classified by UNESCO, the beaches of Cascais and the Algarve (“to recharge batteries in the sun”) and the Madeira and the Azores archipelagos, ideal for nature tourism lovers.
The president of Turismo de Portugal points out, in a statement, 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 recent months, tourists do not forget Portugal and are anxious to return. And we will be here, as always, to welcome them safely and well”, says Luís Araújo.
In the list of the best countries to visit in 2021 by European Best Destinations, 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).