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  1. 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 (...)

  2. Um passeio no Alto Minho
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    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 (...)

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    Praça do Rossio
    Reborn out of the wreckage of the 1755 earthquake, this lovely Lisbon square marks the northern reach of the Pombaline Downtown. It stretches out in a quadrilateral form dominated by the neo-classical harmony of the D. Maria II Theatre, built on the (...)

  4. Largo da Oliveira
Photo: CMG PPacheco
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    Largo da Oliveira
    The Largo da Oliveira owes its name to a centuries-old olive-tree planted on this same site. Surrounded by picturesque houses that are typical of the north of Portugal, it is the ideal starting point for a walking tour of the city´s streets. But, in (...)

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    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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    Piscina das Marés
    The Leça da Palmeira beach has one of the largest stretches of sand to be found in the North of Portugal. It has been a popular destination since the very beginning of the 20th century when the English community living in Oporto adopted it as their (...)

  7. Colchas de Castelo Branco
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    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 (...)

  8. Furna do Enxofre
Place: Graciosa
Photo: Turismo dos Açores
    Caves
    Furna do Enxofre
    The Furna do Enxofre, situated in the south-eastern part of the Caldeira da Ilha Graciosa, is an impressive lava cave, whose main feature is its perfect dome-shaped roof. The inside of the cave is reached via a tower roughly 37 metres high and (...)

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    Monumento Natural Regional da Gruta das Torres
    The Gruta das Torres, located on the island of Pico at an altitude of 285 metres, is the largest lava tunnel known to exist in the Azores, with a total length of roughly 5150 metres and a maximum height of 15 metres.It consists of a large main (...)

  10. Aldeia Típica de José Franco
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    José Franco’s typical Village
    Close to Mafra, you have the chance to discover a typical village from Lisbon’s “saloio” region. It is made entirely of clay and has been built in a natural size, being the work of the Portuguese sculptor José Franco.In the village of Sobreiro, (...)

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