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  1. Tabuaço
    Towns and Villages
    Tabuaço is situated close to the River Távora, a tributary to the region´s most important river, the Douro. In the surrounding area are several important Romanesque monuments, such as Barcos parish church (dating from the thirteenth century), the (...)

  2. Tarouca
    Towns and Villages
    The region's monasteries played an evident role in the town's origins, in particular the monastery of São João de Tarouca, the first to be founded by the Cistercian Order in the Iberian Peninsular (XII century) and whose dominion extended over a (...)

  3. Tavira
    Towns and Villages
    In the Algarve, archaeological remains have been discovered tracing settlement back over 6,000 years. However, it was under the Roman empire that the southern coastline was settled in a more organised fashion. The city of Balsa was established in (...)

  4. Towns and Villages
    Terras de Bouro
    Situated close to the River Homem, most of the municipality of Terras do Bouro is contained within the borders of the Peneda-Gerês National Park. Close by are the extremely beautiful reservoirs formed by the dams of Caniçada and Vilarinho das (...)

  5. Tomar
Photo: Luís Pavão
    Towns and Villages
    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 (...)

  6. Towns and Villages
    Torre de Moncorvo
    The name of this town is linked to that of a Leonese noble, Mendo Curvus, the lord of this region, who, after taking part in the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, ordered a castle to be built both as his residence and for the defence of (...)

  7. Torres Novas
    Towns and Villages
    Torres Novas
    This region has been inhabited since Roman times, as evidenced by the ruins of the Vila Cardílio, with its precious polychrome mosaics. The most prestigious monument in Torres Novas is its castle with eleven turrets, the former residence of the (...)

  8. Torres Vedras
    Towns and Villages
    Torres Vedras
    Inhabited in prehistoric and Roman times, Torres Vedras received its Charter in the mid-13th century. The Convent of Varatojo, one of the most important religious monuments in the region, was founded in 1470 by King Dom Afonso V, in gratitude for (...)

  9. Trancoso
    Towns and Villages
    With a past that parallels the history of Portugal, Trancoso is a town whose narrow streets and stone houses preserve the medieval atmosphere. The plateau on which it is situated, at an altitude of 870 metres, gave it a strategic position in the (...)

  10. Tróia
    Towns and Villages
    Situated on a peninsula on the south side of the River Sado, opposite the city of Setúbal, with which there is a regular ferry link, Tróia still has important Roman ruins, in particular a plant for salting fish (an important industrial complex at (...)


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