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  1. Figueira da Foz
    Towns and Villages
    Figueira da Foz
    Figueira da Foz took its name from its situation at the mouth (foz) of the River Mondego and it has developed into one of the main seaside resorts in the centre of Portugal. A cosmopolitan and lively city, it first began to gain in importance (...)

  2. Sesimbra
Photo: Associação da Bandeira Azul Europa
    Towns and Villages
    Sesimbra, a picturesque fishing town set in a sheltered bay, was founded on the hilltop around the Moorish castle that Dom Afonso Henriques (the first King of Portugal) captured in 1165. This castle fell back into Moorish hands in 1191, and was (...)

  3. Fátima
    Towns and Villages
    With its origins deep in history, it was during the Arabian occupation that this settlement developed and was named. According to legend, during the Christian Reconquest, the Templar knight Gonçalo Hermingues, also known as Bringer-of-Moors, fell in (...)

  4. Lamego
Photo: AS
    Towns and Villages
    Roughly 12 kilometres from the banks of the Douro, Lamego enjoyed a period of great prosperity in the eighteenth century when the city produced the so-called "fine wine" that later gave rise to the world famous Port wine. It is a very ancient city, (...)

  5. Amarante
    Towns and Villages
    All visitors to Amarante will most certainly be impressed by two imposing natural features: the great Serra do Marão rising above the city in a series of majestic landscapes and the river Tâmega, the longest tributary of the river Douro, whose (...)

  6. Barcelos
    Towns and Villages
    After crossing the old bridge over the River Cávado, we enter into one of the most emblematic cities of popular Minho art, Barcelos.Is an ancient city, situated in an area that has archaeological remains dating back to prehistoric times, although it (...)

  7. Piodão
    Towns and Villages
    Buried deep in the Serra do Açor (a protected landscape area), which is full of breathtaking views, springs and pastureland, the historical village of Piódão is reminiscent of a crib because of the harmonious way in which its houses are arranged in (...)

  8. Porto Côvo
    Towns and Villages
    Porto Côvo
    Porto Covo continues to be the friendly fishing village full of small white houses that was rebuilt by the Marquês de Pombal shortly after the 1755 earthquake.Some of the greatest attractions for visitors are the many beautiful beaches sheltered by (...)

  9. Sintra
    Towns and Villages
    A beautiful town at the foot of the mountain range of the same name, its unique characteristics have led UNESCO to classify it as a World heritage site. It was even necessary to create a special category for the purpose - that of "cultural (...)

  10. Ponta Delgada
Place: Ponta Delgada
Photo: Turismo dos Açores
    Towns and Villages
    Ponta Delgada
    Ponta Delgada began as a simple fishing village whose fishermen were once attracted by its safe coves, but soon began to play the role of main port of the São Miguel Island.The city grew and in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the convents, (...)


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