Portimão ranks first, with 2.14 ice cream shops per person making it the ideal destination for ice cream enthusiasts. Its charming ice cream shops offer a variety of fresh and innovative flavours, this city is a haven for frozen delights. Indulge in mouthwatering classics like vanilla and chocolate or try something new such as unique combinations like fig and almond.
The study also reveals that the most iconic flavour of the city is fig and the best ice cream shop is Gelateria Sorbetto with a high rating of 4.8.
Cascais comes in second place with 1.65 ice cream shops per population. Picturesque Cascais boasts delicious ice cream and sweet shops, in which enthusiasts can enjoy a myriad of different flavours. From the classic flavours of strawberry and melon to innovative combinations like hazelnut and basil. With its stunning ocean views and enchanting surroundings, Cascais offers the perfect setting to enjoy ice cream on a hot summer day.
The most iconic flavour in Cascais is said to be strawberry with the best ice cream shop being Sofiale receiving a rating of 5.0.
Funchal the vibrant capital of the island of Madeira, takes third place in Holidu’s rankings with 1.59 ice cream shops per population. Embracing its island spirit, Funchal offers a delicious selection of ice cream shops and ice cream that appeal to locals and visitors alike. With flavours inspired by the island's bounty, such as passion fruit and Madeira wine, Funchal's ice creams offer an explosion of tropical goodness. Enjoy a stroll through the charming streets or relax by the sea while delighting in a delicious cold treat.
The study shares that the most iconic flavour is Passion fruit and that the best ice cream shop is FRIIC Madeira Ice Cream with a great score of 4.7.
Barcelos, a picturesque town full of history and charm, claims its position as the fourth-best ice cream town in Portugal. Despite its small size, it surprises ice cream enthusiasts with its delicious offerings with 1.57 ice cream shops per population. From traditional flavours such as egg cream and hazelnut to local favourites such as almond and cherry, Barcelos ice cream reflects the unique character of this magnificent city.
The most popular flavour is Cherry with the best ice cream shop being Na Direita with a rating of 4.5.
Leiria, a charming city unknown to many, earns its place as the fifth-best city for ice cream in Portugal. In this extraordinary destination, ice cream aficionados will discover a delicious variety of flavors and textures with 1.33 ice cream shops per population. From favourites like creamy coffee and indulgent caramel to innovative blends like honey and lavender, let yourself be amazed by what Leiria has to offer at every turn and explore the city's historic landmarks and scenic beauty.
The most iconic flavour of Leiria is coffee, with the best ice cream shop being Permarcati Creperie and Geladaria with a 4.5 rating.