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  1. As Aparições de Fátima
    Pilgrimages to Fátima
    The Sanctuary of Fátima annually welcomes hundred of thousands of pilgrims and tourists. Many come to participate in the celebrations that commemorate the apparitions of Our Lady to the three witness of Fátima. In the Fátima calendar, the dates May (...)

  2. Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória
    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 (...)

  3. Grutas de Mira de Aire
    Grutas de Mira de Aire
    These caves were discovered in 1947. The entrance is 300m in altitude, but inside they reach 180m in depth. Their formation goes back 150 million years to the Middle Jurassic age, when the dinosaurs populated this region. Their footprints can be (...)

  4. Arquitectura no Parque das Nações
    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 (...)

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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 (...)

  6. Um passeio no Alto Minho
    A trip through the Alto Minho
    Embark on a reinvigorating trip through the Soajo and Peneda mountains . You'll find it difficult to take your eyes off the spectacular landscape, including pasture land, and magnificent views over rolling horizons that have a long historical and (...)

  7. Arte Rupestre do Vale do Côa
    Rock Art of the Vale do Côa Archaeological Park
    Through the imposing mountains of the north-eastern region of Portugal, where in early spring the almond trees are in full blossom and in autumn the vines are covered with fiery red leaves, there runs into the River Douro, from the south, a (...)

  8. A Páscoa em Castelo de Vide
    Easter in Castelo de Vide
    Easter in Castelo de Vide is one of the major local events and is of special interest due to the way it intermingles Catholic traditions with aspects of Jewish culture, in turn, highlighting the town's past history. The celebrations are broken up (...)

  9. Colchas de Castelo Branco
    Castelo Branco Embroidery
    Known to have been in production between the 17th and 19th centuries, the first reference to this local style was made by Jaime Lopes Dias, at the 4th Beirão Congress held in Castelo Branco in 1931. He called for greater recognition of this form of (...)

  10. Salinas da Fonte da Bica
Place: Rio Maior
Photo: ICNB
    Salinas da Fonte da Bica
    On the slopes of the Serra dos Candeeiros, around 3 kms from Rio Maior, the salt pans are located in a large valley next to the Fonte da Bica, in a place known as Marinhas do Sal. The salt pans cover the ground with a white/grey blanket of (...)


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