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    A Walking Tour of the Historic Centre
    On arriving in Leiria, you naturally come to the Luís de Camões Garden where the Tourism Office is located. Cross over Largo 5 de Outubro and into Praça Rodrigues Lobo, the very heart of the city and an ideal place to relax under the 16th century (...)

  2. Ponte Medieval de Barcelos
Place: Barcelos
Photo: Câmara Municipal de Barcelos
    Barcelos Medieval Bridge
    This stone Gothic bridge dates from the early 14th Century, between 1325 and 1330, and was built by Count Pedro, to create a link between Barcelos and Barcelinhos.The structure consists of five arches, of which the central one is the highest, which (...)

  3. Dams
    Barragem da Boavista
    Earth dam on the Ribeira do Monte dos Monchões (Guadiana catchment).

  4. Dams
    Barragem de Crestuma / Lever
    Crestuma / Lever DamCrestuma / Lever Dam is located upstream from the River Douro, in the far eastern portion of the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia.The Dam entered into operation in 1986, and is of a movable type, constituted by 9 pillars each (...)

  5. Ribeira de Odeleite / Dragon River
Place: Odeleite, Castro Marim
Photo: http://kpandsarahcwanderingaround.com
    Barragem de Odeleite
    Odeleite Dam, the river of the Blue DragonLocated in the municipality of Castro Marim in the Algarve, the Odeleite Dam was built on the River Odeleite, which rises in the uplands of the Serra do Caldeirão and flows into the Rio Guadiana.An aerial (...)

  6. Dams
    Barragem do Alqueva
    Alqueva DamThe largest artificial lake in Europe, whose borders measure over 1000 km and which includes dozens of islands.

  7. Barragem do Castelo de Bode
    Barragem do Castelo de Bode
    Located in the River Zêzere, in a zone of great beauty, Castelo de Bode Dam has one of the largest reservoirs in Portugal. It extends across a total distance of 60 kms, spanning the municipalities of Tomar, Abrantes, Sardoal and Ferreira do Zêzere. (...)

  8. Biblioteca Municipal (Galeria Municipal e Arquivo histórico)
    Biblioteca Municipal (Galeria Municipal e Arquivo histórico)
    Municipal Library (Municipal Gallery and Historical Archive)Matosinhos Municipal Library's building was designed by an architect born in the city - Alcino Soutinho - who also designed the interior equipment and furniture. The library was opened in (...)

  9. Biblioteca Nacional
    Biblioteca Nacional
    The National Library was designed in 1956 by the architect, Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, who died in the following year. The work was completed by his nephew, António Pardal Monteiro.It is a grandiose building with installations considered at the time (...)

  10. Other
    Bridges in the Douro estuary
    D. Maria Pia BridgeDesigned by the engineer, Gustave Eiffel, this bi-articulated arched railway bridge, measuring 352.875m long and 61 m high, was inaugurated in 1877 by the Royal family. It operated until 1991, on which date the railway service (...)


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