Portugal Voted European Best Destination 2021

Portugal has been named the best country in Europe to visit in 2021 by users of the European Best Destinations website.

According to the Jornal de Notícias, Turismo de Portugal, in a statement released on Wednesday, believes that the award “consolidates the country’s position as a destination of excellence, remaining at the top of the preferences of tourists.”

According to the European Best Destinations’ website, users highlighted Braga, Porto, the beaches of Cascais and the Algarve, Madeira and the Azores as unmissable places to visit. After Braga was elected The Best European Destination 2021, now it is Portugal’s turn. According to voting on the site, which has over six million unique visitors per year, Portugal stands out for its natural beauty, gastronomy, beaches and history rich in tradition.

Based on traffic data and searches in recent months, the ranking of the best countries to visit in 2021 by European Best Destinations includes France in second place, followed by Greece in third place, Italy in fourth place and Croatia in fifth place.

In the statement, the president of Turismo de Portugal, Luís Araújo, stressed that “more than a destination, Portugal is an experience that impacts the tourist. Because our country has everything for everyone. From north to south, interior 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 have not forgotten Portugal and are eager to return. And we will be here, as always, to welcome them well and safely.”