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  1. Loulé
    Towns and Villages
    The date of the city?s foundation is uncertain, although it most certainly dates back to the distant past. There are, however, clear traces of the area?s occupation by the Romans, with the fishing and fish-salting centre of Cerro da Vila in (...)

  2. Montijo
    Towns and Villages
    Situated next to the River Tagus, this area was donated in the 12th century by the King of Portugal to the Military Order of Santiago de Espada which controlled a vast territory with the Castle of Palmela as its highest point. For centuries it bore (...)

  3. Póvoa de Lanhoso
    Towns and Villages
    Póvoa de Lanhoso
    The castle built on the top of the hill known as Monte do Pilar is the most important monument in the region and, according to tradition, D. Teresa, the mother of the first king of Portugal was held prisoner there in the twelfth century after the (...)

  4. Marco de Canaveses
    Towns and Villages
    Marco de Canaveses
    Standing in one of the most fertile areas of the Douro region, Marco de Canaveses has acquired great importance as a centre of agricultural production, particularly wine and chestnuts, and all over the surrounding mountains are traces of its (...)

  5. Towns and Villages
    Moimenta da Beira
    The name of "Moimenta" refers to a funereal construction or mausoleum and is thought to derive from the fact that in prehistoric times there was once a burial ground here. Aquilino Ribeiro, a Portuguese writer from the nineteenth and twentieth (...)

  6. Proença-a-Nova
    Towns and Villages
    Surrounded by large areas of forest and cultivated fields, in particular the olive groves and cherry trees that blossom in the spring, covering huge areas with a white shroud in a stunning spectacle, Proença-a-Nova is a town waiting to be discovered (...)

  7. Penedono
    Towns and Villages
    Penedono´s mediaeval castle stands on a huge rock, a unique example of military architecture that dominates the surrounding countryside. There is plentiful evidence of the region´s occupation in prehistoric times, in particular the dolmen in the (...)

  8. Towns and Villages
    In the outskirts of Lisbon, the Loures region is traditionally known as the saloia (country) area, because the gardens that used to supply the city of Lisbon with vegetables and fresh produce were situated here.From the former times when it was in (...)


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