Estremadura is the most historical province in Portugal, located in the middle of the Atlantic coastline of the country. The province includes the capital of Lisbon and a concentration of important cultural attractions. Beachfront towns populate the region making Estremadura famous for its abundant seafood and excellent surf. Some of the most prominent destinations in the area include Leiria, Fátima, Alcobaça, Peniche, Ericeira, and Nazaré.
Ericeira is popular tourist location due to its ocean views, popularity with surfers, and decadent seafood restaurants while Nazare is the area’s most pristine coastal resort. A few of the notable cultural landmarks include the Buddha Eden sculpture park, Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória, Igreja de Santa Maria and a variety of museums such as the Museu de Arte Sacra e Etnologia and Museu Vida de Cristo.
Public transportation around Estremadura is serviced by buses including the Rodotejo and Rede Expressos with stations in each region. There are limited trains that run routes around Lisbon and many bicycle friendly areas as well.
Estremadura has been historically utilised for its lush farmland providing for excellent wines, production of corn and rice, as well as the grazing lands of Portugal’s symbolic horses and fighting bulls. Estremadura also boasts plentiful natural resources such as copper, iron, marble, coal, and salt.