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  1. Mosteiro de Santa Cruz - O Claustro do Silêncio e a Sacristia
    Mosteiro de Santa Cruz - The Cloisters of Silence and the Sacristy
    With a square ground plan, the arches of these cloisters present a beautiful decoration of laurel leaves carved out of stone. They were designed by Marcos Pires and built in the first quarter of the 16th century. On the walls, visitors should notice (...)

  2. Mosteiro de Santa Cruz - A fachada, o púlpito e os túmulos dos reis
    Mosteiro de Santa Cruz - The façade, the pulpit and the tombs of the kings
    Before entering, note the exuberance and lightness of the statues decorating the portico, the work of the great master builders Diogo de Castilho and Nicolau de Chanterenne, contrasting with the austere Romanesque spirit of the two solid-looking (...)

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    Pelourinho de Ourém

  4. Parque Natural da Arrábida - Pedra da Anixa
    Parque Natural da Arrábida - Pedra da Anixa
    This 40-metre-long island is 250 metres from the coast, near the beach of Portinho da Arrábida.Its enormous biological diversity is due to the rich composition of its rocky depths, surrounded by a relatively barren sandy sea-bed.Its complex (...)

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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 (...)

  6. Pequenas localidades perto de Alcácer do Sal
    Small villages near Alcácer do Sal
    Santa Susana villageNot far from the Pego de Altar dam, the village of Santa Susana (Saint Susan) holds quite some novelty: buildings in modernist architecture from the 40s. They were built by the benefactor, Henrique Louro Fernandes, whose monogram (...)

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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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    Ernesto Korrodi (1870-1944)
    Ernesto Korrodi, Swiss by birth, came to live in Leiria aged 24 when he took up a post as design teacher at the Leiria Industrial Design School. He was to marry Quitéria da Conceição Maia in an unusual ceremony given that Korrodi was a Protestant. (...)

  9. Pelourinho de Barcelos
    Pelourinho de Barcelos
    Barcelos PilloryAlso known as Picota, the Barcelos Pillory dates from the end of the 15th century and start of the 16th Century. Built of granite, it consists of a solid base, a hexagonal shaft culminating in a highly decorated ornament known as a (...)

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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 (...)


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