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    1st Count of Vila Real
    Apparently, king João I (reigned 1383-1433) was in Vila Real when he summoned Pedro de Meneses to appoint him the first governor and defender of Ceuta, recently conquered by the Portuguese. The nobleman was playing pelota with some companions in (...)

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    A packed day out on the other side of the Tagus
    The beautiful landscapes of the Serra da Arrábida and the beaches around the Sado river estuary provide an excellent backdrop to this scenic tour to the south of Lisbon. Do not get confused, there are two "Azeitão". Start in Vila Nogueira de (...)

  3. A trip through the Alto Minho
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    A trip through the Alto Minho
    Embark on a reinvigorating trip through the Soajo and Peneda mountains . You'll find it difficult to take your eyes off the spectacular landscape, including pasture land, and magnificent views over rolling horizons that have a long historical and (...)

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    A Walking Tour of the Historic Centre
    On arriving in Leiria, you naturally come to the Luís de Camões Garden where the Tourism Office is located. Cross over Largo 5 de Outubro and into Praça Rodrigues Lobo, the very heart of the city and an ideal place to relax under the 16th century (...)

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    Almond-Trees in Blossom
    At the end of winter, especially in the months of February and March, the soft white colour of the almond-trees in blossom mixes with the greens and browns of the surrounding landscape. This is an excellent time for visiting this particular region (...)

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    Along the banks of the Lis
    Leaving from the Luís de Camões Garden, where the Tourism Office is to be found, follow the curving bank of the River Lis, historically key to the city’s prosperity. The Avenida Heróis de Angola takes you down to a retail district that boasts all (...)

  7. Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso
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    Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso
    Born in Manhufe, a village roughly 9 kilometres to the west of Amarante, where members of his family still preserve his birthplace, easily recognised by its crenellated tower, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1887-1918) died prematurely at the age of 31, (...)

  8. Architecture - Innovative and Modern
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    Architecture - Innovative and Modern
    Right from initial planning, the Parque das Nações constituted an opportunity to create a new city, one where architecture would take varied forms, with imagination the limit. Examples of innovative design include the Portuguese Pavilion, Atlantic (...)

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    Atlantic Beaches
    This coastal region has a succession of long sandy beaches, all with the green of the maritime pines as their backdrop, contrasting with the blue of the sky and the golden tones of the sand.After visiting Marinha Grande, make sure to pass through (...)

  10. Aveiro - On the left bank of the Canal Central
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    Aveiro - On the left bank of the Canal Central
    In Rua João Mendonça, by the Canal Central, there are three buildings with interesting Art Nouveau façades. Along this canal, which was once the city´s main trading artery, there now glide the brightly-coloured prows of the moliceiros, to the great (...)

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