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  1. Cenotáfio de D. Duarte de Menezes
    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 (...)

  2. Centro Cultural de Belém
    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 (...)

  3. Centro de Documentação Siza Vieira
    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 (...)

  4. Chapel of Saint John the Baptist
    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 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 (...)

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    Cister in the North of Portugal
    The Northern region constituted the gateway to Portugal for the Cistercian order during the first half of the 12th century. The Abbey of São João de Tarouca, to the South of the River Douro, was the first institution to begin to observe the Order in (...)

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    Cloisters of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
    On entering the cloisters, any visitor cannot help but be immediately impressed by the perfect proportions and the decorative exuberance of the stonework. Attention is drawn to the corners of the cloister and the great originality of the angled (...)

  9. Coimbra - Percurso da Alta da Cidade (Tour of the Upper Town)
    Coimbra - Percurso da Alta da Cidade (Tour of the Upper Town)
    This is the oldest part of the city, composed of steep, narrow streets leading to the top of the hill where the city was born and where the lively student life is now the most dominant feature.Starting in Rua Ferreira Borges, the Arco de Almedina (...)

  10. Coimbra - Percurso da Baixa Citadina (Tour of the Lower Town)
    Coimbra - Percurso da Baixa Citadina (Tour of the Lower Town)
    The Lower Town is the name used to refer to that part of Coimbra built outside the mediaeval walls, where some religious and military orders were initially established, close to the natural frontier formed by the River Mondego.Anyone arriving in (...)


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