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    The conquest of Lisbon
    Prior to entering the Church of the Martyrs, look over at the profile of the St George castle that stamps the horizon at the bottom of Rua Garrett, beyond the Chiado Shopping Centre. That is the very same perspective had by participants in the (...)

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    Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2010 magazine in Portugal
    The 2010 annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is out; and it features, for the first time, Portugal as backdrop to some of the most beautiful women and alluring bathing suits in the world. The Swimsuit Issue is the highest selling edition of (...)

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    Cister in the North of Portugal
    The Northern region constituted the gateway to Portugal for the Cistercian order during the first half of the 12th century. The Abbey of São João de Tarouca, to the South of the River Douro, was the first institution to begin to observe the Order in (...)

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    Largo do Carmo
    The Largo do Carmo is currently a calm, tranquil square even if it has been the scene of some of the most turbulent moments in Portuguese history. The Pombaline buildings and the 18th century fountain in the centre of the square are evidence of the (...)

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    Fonte de Santiago
    On the south side of Largo de Santiago, the fountain of the same name is actually a covered public washhouse with a water fountain outside. The unusual 16th century square design was built on the orders of archbishop Diogo de Sousa to improve the (...)

  6. Instituto Superior Técnico e Alameda D. Afonso Henriques
    Instituto Superior Técnico e Alameda D. Afonso Henriques
    The campus of the Instituto Superior Técnico (Higher Technical Institute) is one of the main works of modernism in Portugal, designed in 1927 by the architect, Porfírio Pardal Monteiro.The Campus is constituted by several low-lying buildings that as (...)

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    Pelourinho de Trancoso
    Trancoso was granted its first charter by the king Dom Afonso Henriques (between 1173 and 1185), which was later confirmed by Dom Afonso II in 1217 and Dom João I in 1391. However, it was only in the 16th century that Trancoso was awarded the (...)

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    Estátua de El-Rei D. Sebastião
    Standing in Praça Gil Eanes, this statue by João Cutileiro has been described by the art historian José Augusto França as one of the most beautiful examples of sculpture to be found to the south of the River Tagus.Inaugurated in 1972, it perpetuates (...)

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    Masked Figures
    The masked figures are fundamental elements in the popular festivities of the Trás-os-Montes region. They are not exclusively linked to one event, but they appear throughout the year, in such important popular celebrations as Christmas or Carnival. (...)

  10. Fado Vadio
Place: Lisboa
Photo: CML | DPC | José Vicente
    Hugo Makarov/Mário Belém/Nuno Saraiva/Pedro Soares Neves/UAT /Vanessa Teodoro
    Fado Vadio / Fado bohemioLocation:Escadinhas de São Cristóvão, LisboaIn Lisbon, on the way to the Castelo de São Jorge (St. George's Castle), we are surprised on the Escadinhas of São Cristóvão by a large mural depicting amateur fado singers, (...)


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