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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 (...)

  2. Grutas de Santo António - Alvados
    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 (...)

  3. Dams
    Barragem do Alqueva
    Alqueva DamThe largest artificial lake in Europe, whose borders measure over 1000 km and which includes dozens of islands.

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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 (...)

  5. Largo da Oliveira
Photo: CMG PPacheco
    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 (...)

  6. 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 (...)

  7. Furna do Enxofre
Place: Graciosa
Photo: Turismo dos Açores
    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 (...)

  8. Aldeia Típica de José Franco
    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, (...)

  9. Caves
    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. 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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