Oeste is a Portuguese region with exceptional natural beauty, impressive historical places, delicious foods, and a perfect holiday environment. Oeste is known as a tourist’s paradise and is considered one of the most popular tourist regions in Portugal.
The entire region, including the local villages and towns, is full of historical significance, which makes the region even more popular among tourists.
Location of Oeste
The Oeste Region or sub-region is located on the western coastal end of Portugal in the Centro region. The word oeste means west. Oeste is situated in the north of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.
Places to Visit in Oeste
The region consists of several towns and villages full of natural beauty as well as historical monuments. Some of the popular towns are:
- Obidos town is one of the most visited destinations in Oeste. The beautiful town is surrounded by high walls, a classic feature of the country.
Along with the Church of Santa Maria, the town boasts several exquisite farmlands, vineyards, and impressive houses with terracotta roofs and all.
- Berlenga Island is located in the Oeste region and is one of the most beautiful islands in the country offering several ideal locations for diving. The 17th-century church is the most famous tourist destination in the region.
- Peniche is famous for the port and the fishing industry. The numerous restaurants located on the island serve an outstanding variety of seafood.
Surfing, diving, golf, and tennis are the major activities that attract millions of tourists from all over the world.
Traditional Oeste cuisine, especially seafood is very popular among tourists. Oeste is also very popular for its exotic local wine.