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  1. Casas dos Pastorinhos
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    Casas dos Pastorinhos
    The three shepherd children to whom Our Lady appeared - Lúcia and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta - were born in the small village of Aljustrel, around 2 kms from the sanctuary of Fátima. The single-storey cottages formerly inhabited by the (...)

  2. 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 (...)

  3. Castelo Branco - Passeio na cidade
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    Castelo Branco - Walking the City
    Visitors to Castelo Branco inevitably end up in the centre, the Alameda da Liberdade. If arriving by car, there is parking and the opportunity to pick up a map and other information from the Tourist Office located there.On foot, head along Rua (...)

  4. Cenotáfio de D. Duarte de Menezes
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    Cenotáfio de D. Duarte de Menezes
    Amongst the exhibits at the Museum of São João de Alporão, attention is drawn to the tomb of D. Duarte de Menezes, a lieutenant during the reign of D. Afonso V, who was killed defending the Moroccan military stronghold of Alcácer-Seguer, conquered (...)

  5. Centro Cultural de Belém
Photo: José Manuel
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    Centro Cultural de Belém
    Situated in one of Lisbon’s most important historic quarters, the Centro Cultural de Belém is an emblematic cultural space.This contemporary art centre comprises various temporary exhibition spaces and several concert and lecture halls, as well as a (...)

  6. Centro de Documentação Siza Vieira
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    Centro de Documentação Siza Vieira
    Installed in the Matosinhos Arts Centre, the Álvaro Siza Documentation Centre offers complete documentation in a systematic manner concerning the work of this distinguished Portuguese architect.In addition to the bibliographical and documentation (...)

  7. Capela de São João Baptista
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    Chapel of Saint John the Baptist
    This chapel is considered one of the great attractions of the São Roque church due to how clearly it represents the influence of European art on Portugal in the 18th century. It combines aspects of the rocaille style into a structure notable for its (...)

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    Christmas
    Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ, on 25 December, a date that was established during the 3rd century. The first references to the celebration of the Nativity are to be found in the mid-2nd Century, at a time when the Christians were still (...)

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    Christmas Eve Supper and Midnight Mass
    Before Christmas Day, the Catholic Church recommends a period of fasting.But, after the Midnight Mass, the table is supposed to be filled with appetising delicacies, meats and traditional sweets and puddings for the family supper. This occasion is (...)

  10. Tradições de Natal_Porto
Photo: Turismo do Porto e Norte
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    Christmas Traditions in Portugal
    The Christmas season is great for a mini holiday in Portugal as it is not very cold and there are still some sunny days. There is a festive environment and the moments that rekindle the spirit of fellowship are the most important.Traditionally (...)

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