You could plan an entire vacation around visiting these castles.
There’s something romantic about castles that perfectly embodies the idea of traveling—exploring a new place, diving into the past, and taking photo albums full of Instagram-worthy snaps.
You can find castles all around the world, but Portugal, Travel + Leisure’s 2016 Destination of the Year, is a great destination for doing some castle-hopping.
There are the usual suspects, like Pena Palace, that travelers flock to year after year. And there are many more you should add to you itinerary.
In fact, make an entire itinerary out of this list. Not only will you get a good taste of the entire country, but there’s nothing better than spending a week (or two) soaking in the history and architecture of fortresses of the past.