Towns and Villages


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  1. Towns and Villages
    The town of Amadora, a suburb of Lisbon, has experienced extraordinary development in the 20th century, as thousands of people who work in the capital have chosen to live there, since it is easy to commute by train or car.The most important of the (...)

  2. Amarante
    Towns and Villages
    All visitors to Amarante will most certainly be impressed by two imposing natural features: the great Serra do Marão rising above the city in a series of majestic landscapes and the river Tâmega, the longest tributary of the river Douro, whose (...)

  3. Amares
    Towns and Villages
    Situated between the valley of the River Cávado and the mountains of the Serra do Gerês, this is a very fertile region, known particularly for its oranges and its production of vinho verde. Right from the early days of Portuguese nationhood, the (...)

  4. Angra do Heroísmo
    Towns and Villages
    Angra do Heroísmo
    Associated to the Discoveries during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Angra do Heroismo is the example of the creation of a city closely linked to its maritime function and was an obligatory port of call of the fleets of Africa and the Indies. (...)

  5. Towns and Villages
    Arcos de Valdevez
    Inhabited since prehistoric times, as can be seen by the various archaeological finds on display at the Mezio Megalithic Centre, the town is situated in the valley of the River Vez and still retains much of the typical charm of the Alto Minho (...)

  6. Armação de Pera
Place: Armação de Pêra
Photo: Bruno Santos
    Towns and Villages
    Armação de Pêra
    For many centuries, Armação de Pêra was essentially a small village, inhabited by fishermen, who had been drawn there by the great abundance of fish, particularly tuna and sardines. After salting, the fish was sold for consumption in the southern (...)

  7. Towns and Villages
    Standing on the banks of the River Douro, which has always exerted such a distinctive influence on the surrounding landscape, the town of Armamar still has a peaceful feel to it. Here, in a region where farming is the predominant activity, wines of (...)

  8. Arraiolos
    Towns and Villages
    Arraiolos is a pleasant Alentejo town, whose foundation dates back to the second century BC. The mediaeval castle was built at the orders of D. Dinis (1279-1325), although the town soon spread beyond its walls. An important part of the town's (...)

  9. Towns and Villages
    Arruda dos Vinhos
    Founded in the 12th century by Dom Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal, the district of Arruda dos Vinhos was donated by this King to the Religious and Military Order of Santiago de Espada for defence and settlement. Traditionally an (...)

  10. Aveiro
Place: Aveiro
Photo: João Paulo
    Towns and Villages
    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. (...)


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