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    The Yule-Log
    In the heart of Portugal, in the inland region, Christmas is marked by the ceremony known as the "burning of the yule-log", on Christmas Eve night. This ceremony is particularly popular in the area stretching from Trás-os-Montes to the Alto (...)

  2. Paços do Concelho de Matosinhos
    Paços do Concelho de Matosinhos
    Inaugurated in December 1987, Matosinhos Town Hall was the first institutional building to be built in Portugal after the April 25, 1974 revolution. Designed by an architect born in the city - Alcino Soutinho - the building was built at the time (...)

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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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    Festivity of the Entrudo
    The carnival period that begins on January 6, Epiphany, is marked by various moments of community spirit leading up to the festivity of Fat Sunday and Carnival Tuesday, designated by the days of the "Compadres and Comadres" (the "godfathers and (...)

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    Padrão de Elvas
    Padrao de Elvas A monument commemorating the Battle of Elvas, erected on the orders of King Afonso VI (seventeenth century). Built in white Estremoz marble, the monument comprises a Tuscan column standing on a square base, reached by three steps. A (...)

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    Rota do Românico

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    Souto Moura won the Pritzker prize 2011
    The architect Eduardo Souto Moura won the Pritzker prize 2011, what is come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor. This is the second time on the history of the prize that a Portuguese architect has been chosen . The (...)

  8. Faculdade de Arquitectura do Porto
    Faculdade de Arquitectura do Porto
    The building of Oporto University's Faculty of Architecture was designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira between 1985 and 1986, when he “returned” to the university where he studied between 1949 and 1955. Of major international renown, the “Oporto School” (...)

  9. 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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    the icepians


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