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  1. Guimarães
    Towns and Villages
    Guimarães
    On 13 December 2001, UNESCO inscribed the historical centre of the city of Guimarães on the list of World Heritage. A distinction that is fully merited by this city, one that is full of historical memories and has so carefully preserved its heritage (...)

  2. 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 (...)

  3. 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 (...)

  4. Festas da Rainha Santa
    Towns and Villages
    Coimbra
    Long ago, this site was occupied by the Celts, but the process of Romanisation brought a great cultural transformation to this region. The presence of the Romans is still visible in the various archaeological remains housed at the Museu Nacional (...)

  5. Caminha
    Towns and Villages
    Caminha
    A fortified border town situated at the mouth of the River Minho, where several battles were fought between Portugal and Spain, Caminha now enjoys much more friendly relations with its neighbour and there is a daily ferry-boat linking the two banks (...)

  6. Óbidos
Place: Óbidos
Photo: Nuno Félix Alves
    Towns and Villages
    Óbidos
    The delightful town of Óbidos, with white houses adorned with bougainvilleas and honeysuckle was captured from the Moors by the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, in 1148. D. Dinis later presented it to his wife, Queen Santa Isabel. From (...)

  7. Tomar
Photo: Luís Pavão
    Towns and Villages
    Tomar
    The development of Tomar is closely linked to the Order of the Templars, which received these lands in 1159 as a reward for the assistance they gave Dom Afonso Henriques (the First King of Portugal) in the Christian reconquest of the territory.It (...)

  8. Viana do Castelo
    Towns and Villages
    Viana do Castelo
    Situated close to the mouth of the river Lima, 65 kilometres to the north of Porto and 50 kilometres from the Spanish border at Valença, Viana do Castelo was founded in the thirteenth century by D. Afonso III, the king of Portugal, under the name of (...)

  9. Albufeira street
Place: Albufeira
Photo: Turismo do Alentejo
    Towns and Villages
    Albufeira
    The progress has turned Albufeira into a city with tourism and leisure as its vocation but the streets in the hold Cerro da Vila (mediaeval area) still preserve the picturesque appeal of whitewashed houses and steeply narrow streets. In Travessa da (...)

  10. Faro
    Towns and Villages
    Faro
    It was during the Roman period that this region developed and gained standing. It was then known as Civitas Ossobonensis, with its borders stretching to where modern Tavira lies, and included a number of towns with specific productive, rural and (...)

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