The American magazine Time has chosen the Alentejo and Madeira among the 50 places to visit around the world this year.
“Idyllic scenery,” the magazine begins by saying about the Alentejo with a photo of Marvão highlighted.
The publication highlights Estremoz, the Serra de São Mamede , Évora and Elvas and the “unhurried pace” of the region.
“Situated between Lisbon and the Algarve, the Alentejo, Portugal’s most rural and least populated region, is dotted with picturesque towns separated by forests of cork oaks and olive groves,” it reads.
About Madeira, Time describes it as “the European tropics. The publication recommends visits to Pico Ruiva, walks in levadas, and various activities such as hiking, canoeing, climbing or diving on this island “resplendent with natural wonders to explore.
Time considers the island to be “a dream for adventure lovers” and recommends sunrise at the top of Pico Ruivo or a visit to the waterfalls along the levadas.
Among the other choices, the magazine chose the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Arctic, Valencia in Spain, São Paulo in Brazil, the Chilean island of Rapa Nui, Miami in the USA, Calabria in Italy, Thessaloniki in Greece, Copenhagen in Denmark, Marseille in France, Istanbul in Turkey, or Jamaica, among others.