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The Tagus Valley (Portuguese: Vale do Tejo) is a region of Portugal, along the River Tagus. The nation's capital, Lisbon, lies at the mouth of the Tagus where in empties into the Atlantic ocean.


Regions of the Tagus Valley
  Estremadura (Greater Lisbon, Oeste, Setúbal Peninsula)
Lies along the coast and at the mouth and estuary of the River Tagus (Tejo). Includes many fine beaches and the nation's cosmopolitan capital, Lisbon.
This inland region along the River Tagus has no coastline or border with Spain. It's known for its plains, rich farmland, and bull raising.


  • 1 Lisbon — the country's capital enchants travellers with its bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways, and an easy going charm, includes a   UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 2 Alcobaça — noted for its monastery, a   UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 3 Caldas da Rainha — a city known for its curative waters and its arts
  • 4 Cascais — one of Europe's oldest holiday resorts with as much sunshine as heritage
  • 5 Óbidos — hilltop town surrounded by medieval castle walls
  • 6 Peniche — lovely, family-friendly beaches with a surf scene
  • 7 Santarém — it has the largest and most varied ensemble of gothic churches in Portugal
  • 8 Sintra — a   UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for a number of palaces spread over its green hills.
  • 9 Tomar — one of Portugal's historical jewels, it was the last Templar town to be commissioned for construction, its convent is a   UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Lisboa e Vale do Tejo (VAH-l(ih) doo TAY-zhoo, /ˈva.ɫɨ du ˈtɐj.ʒu/), also known as Estremadura e Ribatejo, is a coordination and development region of Portugal and a former EU NUTS II statistical region. The region is centered around the River Tagus (Rio Tejo) and includes Lisbon the nation's capital and most populous city.

Get in

  • 1 Lisbon Airport (LIS IATA). The region is well connected from Europe and most other continents through Lisbon's airport.    
  • Comboios de Portugal connects the Tagus Valley's main cities to the entire country with extensive train service. Lisbon is the main hub and has several terminal and other major stations. Several international trains provide service from Spain.
  • Rede Expressos, the nation's principal intercity bus carrier, offers numerous routes from throughout the country into many Tagus Valley cities.
  • The Tagus Valley is a major junction for Portugal's motorway and road network. Among the region's important motorways are:
    • A1 (Autoestrada do Norte) from Porto and other northern cities
    • A2 (Autoestrada do Sul) from the Alentejo and the Algarve regions
    • A6 (Autoestrada do Alentejo Central) from the Alentejo and Spain (at Badajoz)

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Go next

  • Alentejo — the sparsely populated agrarian region in the plains to the south and east
  • Beiras — the central Portuguese region to the north
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