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08/14/2015 03:07 pm ET

Why Portugal Is The Atlantic's Greatest Little Slice Of Heaven

Beaches win. Everytime.

With its rich history and delicious cuisine, there's a lot to love about Portugal.

But we're feeling some serious wanderlust thanks to its 750 miles of stunning coastline and Mediterranean climate -- a combo that makes a case for being some of the best beaches in all of Europe.

From the Algarve (with a coast that includes more than 150 beaches and a six-room, 17th century convent renovated into a hotel) to Lisbon, the country's capital city and cultural epicenter, there's more than enough eye candy to absorb.

If you can't jet out for a holiday right now, take it all in with the pictures below.

  • Ponte De Piedade
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  • Lisbon
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  • Magoito Beach
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  • Praia Sao Raphael
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  • Lagos
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  • Albufeira
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  • Porto Santo Beach
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  • Vilamoura
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  • Praia De Luz
  • Careanos Beach, Portimão
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