Portugal’s fascinating UNESCO sites include magnanimous monasteries, extensive historic cityscapes, and prehistoric rock art. These sites range from the iconic Douro Valley, and the spectacular Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte to the far-flung laurisilva of Madeira and the magical landscape of Sintra.
What heritage means?
Heritage is the full range of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture. Most important, it is the range of contemporary activities, meanings, and behaviors that we draw from them. Heritage includes, but is much more than preserving, excavating, displaying, or restoring a collection of old things.