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Arcos de Valdevez

Arcos de Valdevez Arcos de Valdevez is a municipality in Portugal. The municipality is composed of 51 parishes, and is located in the district of Viana do Castelo. ==== ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ - ATTRACTION Arcos de Valdevez is the terminus of two separate bus routes from Ponte de Lima, both of which offer outstanding river scenery with mountains beyond. One route goes through the splendid little town of Ponte da Barca and the hamlet of Bravaes with its idyllic Romanesque church....


Amarante Amarante is a beautiful town on the river Tamega, a tributary of the Douro. The best way to get there is by taking the Wye Valley line from Porto and changing on to the branch line at Livracao don't blink here otherwise you miss something. ==== AMARANTE - ATTRACTION An interesting monument in Amarante is the Bridge on the River Tamega, built on the XIII century. An other ancient monument of notable interest is the convent of Sao Gonalo, tied up to an ancient popular tradition: on the first Saturday of June takes place a pilgrimage in honour of the Saint, patron of the fiances During the party the fiances give one another some typical sweetmeat as a present. In the old times the girls went to beg the Saint to f...

Armacao de Pera

Armacao de Pera Armacao de Pera town is mainly composed of blocks of holiday apartments of which offer bars and restaurants on the ground floor. In the three summer months the town overflows with tourists but outside the top of the season it offers a wonderful peaceful holiday location. Meanwhile, the nearby rural village of Pera remains as a reminder of the un-spoilt typical sleepy Algarve. ==== ARMACAO DE PERA - ATTRACTION Boasting one of the finest longest sandy beaches in the Algarve this is a popular location for tourists. On the beach close to the eastern side of the town are a number of fish restaurants that pride themselves on their fresh fish. Happily, the major area behind this beach is now a zone protected against de...


Almada Almada is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The city of Almada is the seat of the municipality. Small, but densely populated, the municipality is limited from the east by Seixal and from the south by Sesimbra. Almada is a coastal municipality, bordering with the Atlantic Ocean. Cacilhas is the main port with ferry boat connections with Lisbon;Pragal is the parish with the Christ King Monument. ==== ALMADA - ATTRACTION Cristo-Rei: It is a Catholic monument overlooking Lisbon, capital of Portugal.It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and inaugurated on May 17, 1959. The monument was built on the left-bank of the Tagus river, facing Lisbon on the other bank. The base of t...


Arrabida Arrabida, the coast between Setubal and Sesimbra, the Serra da Arrabida stretches up.These chalky hills have the only surviving example of primitive Mediterranean vegetation. Tucked away in the heart of Arrbida's Natural Park, the formation goes back 180 million years. The soil and mild climatic features, considered the best in Portugal, have produced a lush vegetation rich in species. The Arrabida Natural Park sits on the northern slope of the Sado River estuary in Portugal. The park was founded in 1976 and covers 108 square kilometres, Sesimbra and the sea make up its boundaries. ==== ARRABIDA - ATTRACTION The countryside is hilly and you can find the Serra dos Gaiteiros, S. Luis, S. Francisco, Louro, Risco ...


Aveiro Aveiro is a beautiful city, located just an hour away from Porto. This small city has much to offer including lovely untouched beaches where you can just get away in 10 minutes from the city. ==== AVEIRO - ATTRACTION There are many shops to visit, during the day and in the evening there are quite many restaurants to enjoy great Portuguese food, whether it be seafood and all its varieties or great tasty traditional main courses, you're sure to find whatever your taste buds desire. After dinner, you can either take a stroll on the boardwalk located at the Barra beach or enjoy a night out in town. You have many bars along side the river to choose from and for an extraordinary night, you can dance at the most In cl...


Caminha Caminha is the northernmost town on the Portuguese coast, after which the road and railway from Porto both follow up the Minho frontier river. It occupies a small peninsula at the confluence of the Minho and the Coura, 2 km from the sea. ==== CAMINHA - SIGHTSEEING The town's main square is very attractive, with a lovely renaissance fountain of 1553 and a clock topping a medieval tower. The town also has a grand Late-Gothic parish church in granite, with Manuelino and Renaissance elements; in the interior, the wooden ceiling is a major work of the 16th century showing mauresque and even Indian influences. Remains of medieval fortifications, later expanded, still remain. The Atlantic beaches in the area a...


Chaves Located in the north of Portugal, Chaves is a city with a long history. Its origins date back to Roman times when it was known as a spa. Today it is a lively market town with still a good spa, a nice historic centre and very good smoked hams, known as presuntos. The town has always had great historical importance, being the site of an important Roman garrison and later being in the forefront of resistance during the Napoleonic invasions of the early nineteenth century. In Portuguese military history Chaves is especially famous for two battles: the siege of Chaves by French forces in 1807 and the Royalist attack on Chaves led by Henrique Paiva Couceiro in 1912. ==== CHAVES - SIGHTSEEING Sights include the Chaves ...

Citania de briteiros

Citania de briteiros Citania de briteiros ated near Guimaraes, is one of the largest castros of North of Portugal. The hillfort is very impressive. The landscape is green and beautiful. ==== CITANIA DE BRITEIROS - ATTRACTION To all which are interested to see the remains of Iron Age, in Citania de Briteiros you can find: ramparts, ancient streets, family compounds, steam baths, the council house. The new visitor centre is already open. Now is available a new guide in English, with a lot of information about the site history and meaning....


Elvas Elvas is a Portuguese municipality, an episcopal city and frontier fortress of Portugal, located in the district of Portalegre in Alentejo.Elvas lies on a hill 8 km northwest of the river Guadiana. It is defended by seven bastions and the two forts of Santa Luzia and Nossa Senhora da Graca. Its late Gothic cathedral, which has also many traces of Moorish influence in its architecture. ==== ELVAS - ATTRACTION The fortress of Campo Maior, 15 km to the northeast, is famous for its siege by the French and relief by the British under Marshal Beresford in 1811, an exploit commemorated in a ballad by Sir Walter Scott. Arab arches are to be seen at several places in the old streets and contribute to some fine views....




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