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Oeste Region, Portugal

Oeste is a Portuguese region with exceptional natural beauty, impressive historical places, delicious foods and perfect holiday environment. Oeste is known as tourist's paradise and is considered as one of the most popular tourism 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 the 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 on the north of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

Places to Visit in Oeste
The region consists of several town 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 of several exquisite farmlands, vineyards and impressive houses with terracotta roofs and all.
  • Berlenga Island is located in 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 in the island serve 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 the tourists. Oeste is also very popular for the exotic local wine.

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