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  1. Setúbal
    Towns and Villages
    Setúbal
    Setúbal was inhabited in ancient times by the Phoenicians, and by the Romans who settled on the south bank of the River Sado (in Tróia, opposite the present town), who called it Cetobriga, from which the name Setúbal is derived.It was the Romans who (...)

  2. Peso da Régua
    Towns and Villages
    Peso da Régua
    It is thought that the town´s name originated from the name of a Roman house that once stood here - the "Villa Reguela". Its great development was, however, only to begin after 1756 with the creation of the Real Companhia Geral da Agricultura das (...)

  3. Sintra
    Towns and Villages
    Sintra
    A beautiful town at the foot of the mountain range of the same name, its unique characteristics have led UNESCO to classify it as a World heritage site. It was even necessary to create a special category for the purpose - that of "cultural (...)

  4. Barcelos
    Towns and Villages
    Barcelos
    After crossing the old bridge over the River Cávado, we enter into one of the most emblematic cities of popular Minho art, Barcelos.Is an ancient city, situated in an area that has archaeological remains dating back to prehistoric times, although it (...)

  5. Ponte de Lima
    Towns and Villages
    Ponte de Lima
    The Roman bridge that gave its name to this very ancient and very beautiful town, which received its first charter in 1125 from D. Teresa, the mother of the first king of Portugal (a number of years before the foundation of the kingdom).In the (...)

  6. Monsanto
    Towns and Villages
    Monsanto
    In their geography, climate and fauna, the plains of the Beira Interior region, between the foothills of the Serra da Gardunha and the River Ponsul, form the transitional zone between the north and south of Portugal. Standing above them on a high (...)

  7. Aveiro
Place: Aveiro
Photo: João Paulo
    Towns and Villages
    Aveiro
    The capital of the Ria, a vast lagoon where the freshwater of the River Vouga joins with the sea, Aveiro is intersected by canals, genuine streets of water, along which can be seen gliding the brightly coloured boats known as barcos moliceiros. (...)

  8. Alcácer do Sal
    Towns and Villages
    Alcácer do Sal
    Graciously laid out over the right bank of the Sado river and rising up a gentle slope, Alcácer do Sal has been settled since the earliest of times. Archaeological remains have been found that date back to the Neolithic period not to mention (...)

  9. Vista sobre a baía do funchal
Place: Funchal
    Towns and Villages
    Funchal
    No-one visiting Funchal can be indifferent to its beauty and the hospitality of its people. There are many places to visit in this 500-year old city, and some cannot be missed…The capital of Madeira, Funchal is situated on the south coast of the (...)

  10. Ericeira
Place: Ericeira
Photo: JTC Estoril
    Towns and Villages
    Ericeira
    A traditional fishing village, Ericeira has developed enormously during the 20th century due to the growing interest in it as a summer resort. It has, however, maintained its original characteristics and its own individual atmosphere.Fifty (...)

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