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  1. Barco Rabelo
    The Rabelo Boat
    Various references to this boat prove its origins lie way back in the 10th century.The rabelos were purpose designed for the river Douro and its complex navigational challenges as well as for the transport of casks of wine. Its characteristics (...)

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    The religious and military order of Avis
    The origin of the Order of the Knights of S. Bento de Avis dates back to the Christian Reconquest, in the middle of the 12th century. Based in Évora, initially under the name of the Friars of Évora, after the city was conquered from the Moors. (...)

  3. The Roman Temple and the Cathedral of Évora
Photo: João Paulo
    The Roman Temple and the Cathedral
    The starting point on this itinerary is by Roman temple. Dating back to the second century, this is the jewel in Evora´s glittering crown. Many of the elegant columns remain intact rising up to finely decorated Corinthian points.To the north of the (...)

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    The romantic surroundings of Leiria
    Close by Leiria, heading northwards, is Marrazes, a small settlement and home to an interesting Museum School. A little further on there is the Sanctuary of Senhor Jesus which resulted in the founding of Milagres that now encircles it. 6 kilometres (...)

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    The Santa Justa elevator
    The steep hills on which Lisbon lies bestow the city with an urban rhythm that is part of its charming contrast to other European capitals. However, for the people who spend their lives in the city, climbing up by foot is rather less romantic and (...)

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    The Santiago Route - Braga
    The administrative capital of a province that covered regions including Galicia and the Minho and one of oldest bishopdoms, Braga forms the beginning of one of the Routes of Santiago. This was once a matter of great rivalry as in the 11th century, (...)

  7. A aldeia de Soajo
Photo: Paulo Magalhães
    The village of Soajo
    Small houses built of granite blocks line the stone streets, leading the visitor to the square where the unusual pillory stands, a National Monument since 1910. A friendly anthropomorphic face, carved on the pillory and crowned with a triangle (...)

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    The Yule-Log
    In the heart of Portugal, in the inland region, Christmas is marked by the ceremony known as the "burning of the yule-log", on Christmas Eve night. This ceremony is particularly popular in the area stretching from Trás-os-Montes to the Alto (...)

  9. Torre de Controlo do Tráfego Marítimo
    Torre de Controlo do Tráfego Marítimo
    Erected on a flat plot of land next to the River Tagus without any other nearby constructions, the Maritime Traffic Control Tower of the Port of Lisbon, in Algés, is a 38-metre high building whose visual impact is enhanced due to its inclination (...)

  10. Torres das Amoreiras
    Torres das Amoreiras
    Designed by the architect, Tomás Taveira, Amoreiras Shopping Center was inaugurated in September 1985, leaving a definitive mark on Lisbon's landscape. Amoreiras - as it is affectionately known by Lisboners - was the first large central urban (...)


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