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  1. Vila Nova de Cerveira
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    Vila Nova de Cerveira
    Founded in the 14th century by Dom Dinis, on the condition that one hundred residents would be brought together to form the community, the town took the name of Cerveira due to the colony of deer (cervos) that were to be found in the region.Situated (...)

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    Vila Nova de Famalicão
    Famalicão, which was founded in the thirteenth century by the king D. Afonso III, is believed to have existed even before the foundation of the Portuguese nationality as the regional seat of the Terras de Vermoim. Its great development did not, (...)

  3. Vila Nova de Foz Côa
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    Vila Nova de Foz Côa
    This small inland town stands on a plateau in the region known as the "terra quente" (hot land), so called because of the scorching heat that is felt here throughout the summer. It has recently gained international recognition as a result of the (...)

  4. Vila Nova de Gaia
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    Vila Nova de Gaia
    Standing on the left bank of the River Douro, this city had been inhabited since very remote times, although it was not until the eighteenth century that Gaia was to gain its present-day prosperity with the building of the Port Wine Lodges. It was (...)

  5. Vila Nova de Milfontes
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    Vila Nova de Milfontes
    This pleasant town situated at the mouth of the River Mira owes much of its recent development to the great increase in tourism in this region. The calm and beautiful beaches along the Costa Vicentina are much sought after, mainly because they still (...)

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    Vila Pouca de Aguiar
    Situated near the the Alvão Natural Park, the area around Vila Pouca de Aguiar still contains a number of remains from its very ancient settlement in the Iron Age (Castro de Cidadelhe), as well as evidence of its occupation by the Romans, such as a (...)

  7. Vila Real
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    Vila Real
    The provincial capital of Trás-os-Montes, Vila Real stands on a 427m high outcrop that forms the watershed between the Corgo and Cabril rivers with its elegant houses harmoniously descending the slopes.The first royal charter was granted to Vila (...)

  8. Towns and Villages
    Vila Real de Santo António
    In the sixteenth century, there existed a town known as Vila de Santo António de Arenilha, which was probably much closer to the sea. By the eighteenth century, this town had disappeared, having been engulfed by the sea and sand. It was, however, (...)

  9. Towns and Villages
    Vila Verde
    Standing in the heart of an extremely fertile region, at the point where the River Homem flows into the River Cávado, Vila Verde offers visitors the chance to appreciate some of the most beautiful countryside in Portugal, in a bucolic setting that (...)

  10. Vila Viçosa
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    Vila Viçosa
    Situated in one of the most fertile regions in the south of Portugal, Vila Viçosa was often at the centre of some of the most important moments in the country's history.The House of the Dukes of Bragança, the most powerful noble family after the (...)


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