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    A packed day out on the other side of the Tagus
    The beautiful landscapes of the Serra da Arrábida and the beaches around the Sado river estuary provide an excellent backdrop to this scenic tour to the south of Lisbon. Do not get confused, there are two "Azeitão". Start in Vila Nogueira de (...)

  2. A Judiaria de Castelo de Vide
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    The Castelo de Vide Jewish Quarter
    The best way in which to discover the Castelo de Vide Jewish Quarter is most definitely on foot. Leaving from the main D. Pedro V square, head along Rua de Santa Maria as far as the Castle. This is the perfect time to take a look around before (...)

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    Almond-Trees in Blossom
    At the end of winter, especially in the months of February and March, the soft white colour of the almond-trees in blossom mixes with the greens and browns of the surrounding landscape. This is an excellent time for visiting this particular region (...)

  4. Grutas da Moeda
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    Grutas da Moeda
    The Grutas da Moeda (the Coin Caves) of São Mamede, Fatima, were discovered in 1971 by two hunters while chasing a fox. Once in the cave, they were overcome with curiosity which led them to explore the area more thoroughly. To their amazement, they (...)

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    The Pombaline downtown
    On the 1st November 1755 a violent earthquake, followed by equally devastating fires, destroyed the centre of Lisbon. The Royal Palace, the House of India, aristocratic palaces, the Opera House that was still under construction, art and royal (...)

  6. Bordalo II
Place: Covilhã
Photo: Wool / Bordalo II
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    Bordalo II
    Owl Eyes / Olhos de MochoLocation: Rua Alexandre Herculano / Rua do Cotovelo, CovilhãThis work was carried out in the historical centre of Covilha in October 2014, as part of Wool, an urban art festival. The location chosen by Bordalo II, (...)

  7. Arquitectura no Parque das Nações
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    Architecture - Innovative and Modern
    Right from initial planning, the Parque das Nações constituted an opportunity to create a new city, one where architecture would take varied forms, with imagination the limit. Examples of innovative design include the Portuguese Pavilion, Atlantic (...)

  8. Pavilhão de Portugal
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    Pavilhão de Portugal
    The Pavilion of Portugal, designed by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, is constituted by two main bodies separated by a "construction joint". One of the bodies is a public square, measuring 60 x 50 m, covered by a thin concrete canopy, reinforced (...)

  9. Grutas de Santo António - Alvados
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    Grutas de Santo António - Alvados
    In 1955 two men working at a place called Pedra do Altar went through a large opening as they were trying to catch a bird. The Santo António caves were discovered more than 150 million years after their formation in the Middle Jurassic age, when the (...)

  10. Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória
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    Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória
    At the very heart of Porto, in Vitória parish, the São Bento da Vitória Monastery – a classified National Monument since 1977 – is one of the municipality’s most important religious buildings.In the late 1500s, after a series of difficult (...)

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