Towns and Villages


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  1. Aljezur
    Towns and Villages
    Bordered by the sea and by the mountains, the municipality of Aljezur reflects this dual influence in its landscapes. The coastline is marked by high cliffs where sand and dunes nestle, while the inland territory is a succession of horizons covered (...)

  2. Almada
    Towns and Villages
    Almada, on the south bank of the River Tagus, has undoubtedly the best view of the city of Lisbon. The most outstanding views are from the castle, the panoramic funicular of the Boca do Vento (Mouth of the Wind), and above all the statue of Christ (...)

  3. Almancil
    Towns and Villages
    A small Algarvian village that is worth visiting in particular for the Capela de São Lourenço de Matos, a small chapel decorated on the inside with some of the finest examples of eighteenth-century azulejos in Portugal.Around the chapel, the houses (...)

  4. Almeida
    Towns and Villages
    Classified as a historical village, Almeida is a fortified town that, when seen from the air, has all the appearance of a 12-pointed star, this being the number of bastions and ravelins enclosing a space with a perimeter of 2500 metres. This (...)

  5. Almeirim
    Towns and Villages
    Of very ancient origin, this region was already populated in prehistoric times, but it was in the 16th century that Almeirim underwent major development, at a time when the Portuguese Court chose it as a favourite summer resort. The journey was made (...)

  6. Alpedrinha
    Towns and Villages
    Built on the southern slope of the Serra da Gardunha and protected from the harsh winter winds, Alpedrinha offers its visitors the chance to enjoy clean, pure air.The Romans called the village Petratinia and perhaps they took away with them the (...)

  7. Towns and Villages
    Situated on the vast, alluvial plain of the Ribatejo, the region of Portugal where the traditions associated with horse-breeding and bullfighting are most deeply rooted, Alpiarça is a peaceful town which still bears the evidence of human occupation (...)

  8. Alte
    Towns and Villages
    Some consider Alte, which has existed since the period of the Roman occupation, to be the village most typical of the Algarve.With their whitewashed houses, windows and façades with colourful borders, and decorated chimneys, the streets of the (...)

  9. Towns and Villages
    Alter do Chão
    A calm and peaceful town, Alter do Chão dates back to the Roman period.At that time, it was called Abelterium and the public baths at Ferragial d´El Rei and the bridge at Vila Formosa are some examples of Roman remains to be found in the region. (...)

  10. Alvito
    Towns and Villages
    Situated at a high point in the midst of the Alentejo plains, and offering extensive views over the distant horizons, the graceful town of Alvito has grown around its palatial castle, where the Pousada de Alvito is now housed.The white houses give (...)


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