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Lisbon Vasco da Gama Bridge

Lisbon Vasco Da Gama Bridge

Lisboa Region, PortugalVasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon is a marvel of modern technology and a city sightseeing.

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Statue of Christ the King (Monumento Cristo Rei) Lisbon

Statue Of Christ The King (Monumento Cristo Rei) Lisbon

Lisboa Region, PortugalMonumento Cristo Rei is located on top of a hill about 110 meters high on the south bank of the river Tejo and can be seen from afar. Likeness of Jesus Christ statue in Rio de Janeiro is not accidental.

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Lisbon Jeronimo Monastery

Lisbon Jeronimo Monastery

Lisboa Region, PortugalLisbon Jeronimo Monastery is listed on UNESCO World Heritage list and is the resting place of Vasco da Gama. Jeronimo Monastery is the most impressive symbol of Portugal's power and wealth in the great geographical discoveries.

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Lisbon Oceanarium

Lisbon Oceanarium

Lisboa Region, PortugalLisbon Oceanarium is one of the largest in the world aquariumuri. Designed by American architect Peter Chermeyeff, Oceanarium has been built right on the river Tejo and to reach it has crossed a pedestrian bridge.

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Belem Tower Lisbon

Belem Tower Lisbon

Lisboa Region, PortugalBuilt in 1515 as a fortress with defensive role in the port of entry Lisbon, Belem Tower was the starting point of many expeditions, seafaring was the last thing that I saw the mother country to return land at sea .

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Vasco da Gama Tower (Torre de Vasco da Gama) Lisbon

Vasco Da Gama Tower (Torre De Vasco Da Gama) Lisbon

Lisboa Region, PortugalFrom the Oceanarium, a lift takes tourists to this very futuristic building. Vasco da Gama Tower is named after one of the greatest explorers of Portugal and was inaugurated in 1998 at the 500th anniversary of his trip to India.

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Ajuda Palace in Lisbon

Ajuda Palace In Lisbon

Lisboa Region, PortugalAjuda Palace in Lisbon is an exuberant extravaganza. Though construction of this palace was not completed as planned due to exile the royal family in Brazil, caused by the invasion of Napoleon's armies, is still one of the most beautiful romantic buildings in Europe.

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Castelo de Sao Jorge (St. George Castle)

Castelo De Sao Jorge (St. George Castle)

Lisboa Region, PortugalCastle can be seen from almost any point and is one of Lisbon's major attractions. Its oldest parts date back to the late sixth century when it was fortified by the Romans, Visigoths, and eventually the Moors.

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Discoveries Monument

Discoveries Monument

Lisboa Region, PortugalAcross the street from the Monastery of Jeronimo, Discoveries Monument is located. It was built on the north bank of the River Tagus in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator.

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Lisbon Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Lisbon Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Lisboa Region, PortugalTo the north east of Park Eduardo VII is located Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, one of the most important museums around the world and one of the priceless treasures of Europe. Part of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the museum hosts a collection of Egyptian art, Greek, Romanian, Islamic, Asian and European.

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The Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

The Ponta Da Piedade, Lagos

Portugal, PortugalThe western Algarve comprises of vast sandy beaches and towering cliffs, many of which have been eroded and shaped by the powerful seas that batter the coastline. Along this fascinating coastline, the Ponta da Piedade is considered as the finest natural feature, with the cliffs of the headland carved into rock pillars, natural tunnels and hidden grottos. These golden sandstone cliffs of misshaped angles stand at stark contrast to the deep turquoises and greens of the sea waters, and the entire region is best described as simply stunning.

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top of beaches of Porto

Top Of Beaches Of Porto

Porto Region, PortugalFrom Porto you can easily reach the incredible beaches: you can move by car or by public transport. The city is surrounded by beautiful coastal coasts, with temperatures certainly lower than in the Algarve and the surroundings of Lisbon.

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Pena Palace and Pena Park

Pena Palace And Pena Park

Portugal, Portugal The palace is located in the eastern part of Pena Park, you must move to reach the steep ramp which Eschwege Baron built to gain access to the creneted building. Pena Palace stands on a steep cliff, which is the second highest point of Serra de Sintra (above the palace only at Cruz Alta is located at 528 m altitude). The palace itself is made up of two wings: the old Manueline monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome and a wing built in the nineteenth century by D. Fernando II. These wings are surrounded by a third architectural structure, in which an imaginary fantasy fantasy castle rounds with crenels and crenels, guard towers, an access tunnel and even a mobile bridge.

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 Praia do Carneiro

Praia Do Carneiro

Porto Region, PortugalPraia do Carneiro (6 km from Praça da Liberdade), Praia do Carneiro is the closest of Porto's beaches to the mouth of the River Douro. In fact the old breakwater and lighthouse (Farol de Felgueiras) here mark the southern end of the beach and the entrance to the river. Behind the beach is the impressive Fortaleza de São João da Foz, a 16th century fortress built to defend the mouth of the Douro.

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Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto

Lisboa Region, PortugalBairro Alto is a characteristic center of Lisbon. During the day it offers popular life scenarios, while in the streets, the streets of the neighborhood gather a large number of people ending the days of the Portuguese in joy. It is especially famous for tascas, a sort of family osterie studio.

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Cabo da Roca

Cabo Da Roca

Lisboa Region, PortugalCabo da Roca is a promontory located 140 meters above sea level, on the Portuguese coast in the Colares fraction of the city of Sintra, in the Lisbon district.

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PICO DO ARIEIRO

Pico Do Arieiro

Madeira, PortugalPico do Areeiro is a peak located on the island of Madeira. At 1818 meters above sea level, it is the third highest peak on the island, after Pico Ruivo (1861 m) and Pico das Torres (1851 m).

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JERÓNIMOS MONASTERY

Jerónimos Monastery

Lisboa Region, PortugalJerónimos Monastery Near the place where infant D. Henrique, in the middle of the century. XV, built a church to invoke St. Mary of Bethlehem, King Manuel I wanted to build a great monastery. In order to perpetuate Prince's memory, for his great devotion to the Mother of God and faith in St. Jerome, King Manuel I decided to find the Monastery in 1496. Maria de Belem, near the city of Lisbon, near the Tajo River. Donated to the monks of the Order of St. Jerome, is now commonly known as the Jeronimos Monastery.

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Top 4 Beaches in the Algarve

Top 4 Beaches In The Algarve

Algarve Region, Portugal Algarve is Portugal's most southern region. It occupies an area of 4,960 km², with 400,000 seats. Algarve is officially named "Região do Algarve", being one of the seven administrative regions of Portugal (Alentejo, Algarve, Azores, Região Centro, Região de Lisboa, Madeira, Região Norte). The capital of the region is the city of Faro, which is at the same time the capital of the Faro district.

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Park Natural da Arrábida

Park Natural Da Arrábida

Portugal, PortugalNatural da da Arrábida is a protected seaside area between Setúbal and Sesimbra, a dedicated fishing town, "Natural da da Arrabida" - if it alternates the blue sea with shades of bleached limestone cliffs and green vegetal dense vegetation , which covers Serra - is a place of rare beauty.

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The Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park

The Southwest Alentejo And Vicentine Coast Natural Park

Portugal, PortugalOne of the finest stretches of protected coast in Europe. Over 100 km of natural habitat from Porto Covo in the Alentejo, to Burgau in the Algarve

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Castelo dos Templários e Convento de Cristo

Castelo Dos Templários E Convento De Cristo

Lisboa Region, PortugalThe Convent of Christ (Portuguese: Convento de Cristo/Mosteiro de Cristo) is a former Roman Catholic convent in Tomar, Portugal. Originally a 12th-century Templar stronghold, when the order was dissolved in the 14th century the Portuguese branch was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, that later supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century. The convent and castle complex is a historic and cultural monument and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.

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The Dom Luís I

The Dom Luís I

Porto Region, PortugalThe Dom Luís I Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte de Dom Luís I), or Luís I Bridge, is a double-deck metal arch bridge that spans the River Douro between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal. At its construction, its 172 metres (564 ft) span was the longest of its type in the world. It has been confused with the nearby Maria Pia Bridge, a railway bridge that was built 9 years earlier (and located 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the east), that is similar in aspect to the Luís I bridge.

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CASTLE OF MOURS

Castle Of Mours

Lisboa Region, PortugalThe Moorish castle allows to admire the rocky paths between rocks and cliffs, a unique landscape that extends to the Atlantic Ocean. Overlooking Serra de Sintra, with irregular configuration, it is made up of a fortification built around the tenth century after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula and expanded after the Christian re-Christianization.

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La Praça do Comércio

La Praça Do Comércio

Lisboa Region, PortugalLa Praça do Comércio (Trade Square) is located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal, by the Tagus River. The square is still known as Terreiro do Paço (Piazza del Palazzo), because the Royal Palace Ribeira was here until it was destroyed by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. After the earthquake, the market was completely remodeled as part of the reconstruction of Baixa de at the first marchiz of Pombal.

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Cabo Girão

Cabo Girão

Portugal, PortugalCabo Girão skywalk is at the top of the second highest sea cliff in the world - 580 metres above sea level. It’s a popular lookout point with spectacular panoramic views and a glass-bottomed platform - at the bottom of which you can see the sea and some cultivated land, known as Fajãs do Cabo Girão, which helps to illustrate how high up you are.

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Pico Ruivo

Pico Ruivo

Portugal, PortugalPico Ruivo (literally the "Red Top") is, with 1861 meters high, the highest mountain in the Portuguese island of Madeira. Pico Ruivo can be reached by car to an altitude of 1818 meters. The top of the mountain can be reached on foot only, with a walk of about 45 minutes, starting from Achada to Teixeira.

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Capul Sfântului Vincent

Capul Sfântului Vincent

Portugal, PortugalCabo de São Vicente (the Cape of Saint Vincent) is the most southwesterly extremity of Europe. This wind blasted and storm pounded headland is just what visitors expect, for what was considered, up until the 14th century, the end of the known world.

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Quinta da Regaleira

Quinta Da Regaleira

Portugal, PortugalQuinta da Regaleira is one of the most amazing monuments in Serra de Sintra. Situated at the end of the village's historic center, it was built between 1904 and 1910, in the last period of the monarchy.

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Praça da Ribeira

Praça Da Ribeira

Porto Region, PortugalPraça da Ribeira is a historic city located in the São Nicolau parish, in one of the oldest and most typical areas of Porto, Portugal. Considered one of the oldest squares in the city, the Square and Cais da Ribeira have already been mentioned in the royal letters of 1389. Medieval origin, when there was a major economic activity due to the presence of a port a few miles from the mouth of the Douro River, was an intense trade area with sales tents and plenty of fish.

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Sé Cattedrale di Oporto

Sé Cattedrale Di Oporto

Porto Region, PortugalBuilt in the 12th and 13th centuries, the Cathedral of Porto is a Romanian temple that has gone through various years of extensions and renovations. For example, the monastery and chapel of St. John the Evangelist were built in the Gothic style in the 14th century. The Chapel of the Holy Sacrament and its silver altar are examples of 17th-century manners. Instead, the Baroque is found in the apse frescoes and in the eighteenth-century sacristy, designed by Nicola Nasoni, who signed several papers in the city of Porto. From the same period, there are the tiles of the monastery, by Vital Rifarto. It is worth noting the work of Teixeira Lopes, a father in the chapel of baptism, an interesting 19th century bronze relief. From Terreiro da Sé, where the imposing cathedral stands, you can reach the Douro River and explore the historic city center. The cathedral is also the starting point for one of the variants of the Portuguese route on the Santiago route.

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