Portugal is one of the oldest country in Europe and with such aging charm there are loads of special, authentic and unique hidden villages from north to South. Here are the top 5 hidden villages in Portugal that you should visit upon you next trip.


Quintandona Village

gailatlarge-Quintandona Village, Penafiuel, North Portugal

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Located about 6 km from Penfiel, Quintadona village is a preserved village with construction in slate and schist where authenticity and traditions still live.
We recommend a walk from there until the belvedere of Monte de Pegadinha Village which holds wonderful views of the region.
A lovely accommodation suggestion is : Solar Egas Moniz


Located in a protected area by Unesco, the Douro Valley, this charming village hosts probably the best views over the Douro Valley. A highly recommended walk is from here down to the river Douro, when you reach Pinhão.
Located in Alentejo and in the border between Portugal and Spain, Marvão is a walled village with white washed houses that lies on the highest point of region. This location offers premium views over both countries and the castle and its walls make the delighted of the visitors.
A lovely accommodation suggestion is : Quinta do Marvão


In the south of Alentejo also close to the border with Spain, Monsaraz is a small village on the top of a hill, overlooking one of the biggest natural lakes of Europe, the Alqueva Lake, and Also the Alentejo and Spain territory.
A lovely accommodation suggestion is : Monte Saraz

Ferraria de São Simão

In the central area of Portugal, there are a collection of villages called “Schist Villages” . This is one of these charming little villages where the time seems to have stopped. The surrounding, the construction the locals, everything is authentic an genuine.