Igreja São Lourenço Church - Almancil

São Lourenço Church – Almancil

The Church of São Lourenço (St. Lawrence) in Almancil is considered one of the greatest artistic treasures in the Algarve. Built in the first half of the 18th century, it is a single nave church with a chancel covered by a beautiful dome. Extraordinary examples of Portuguese azulejos...

Côa Museum (Museu de Côa) in Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Rock art is the oldest graphic memory of mankind. The Côa Valley, in central Portugal, is considered one of the most important rock art sites in the world, and is the most important site with Paleolithic rock art outdoors. The Côa Museum is the center-point for this great collection of rock art in the area.
Palacio Pena, Pena Palace Sintra

Pena Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena) in Sintra

Pena Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena) is the most complete and notable example of Portuguese Romantic architecture. Originally the palace was the former Hieronymus Monastery of Our Lady of Pena, built by King Manuel 1...
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Castelo de São Jorge – St. George’s Castle in Lisbon

Visiting Lisbon? It’s hard to miss Castelo de São Jorge (St. George’s Castle) high on a hill overlooking the city. Built in the mid-11th century, when the Moors ruled Portugal, this fort was built on what was considered to be the most difficult spot to access in the area. It’s purpose was to house ...
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Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) in Lisbon

Belem Tower is one of many important monuments around Lisbon. It was built between 1514 and 1520 on the northern bank of the Tagus, as part of the Tagus estuary defense system. Two distinct military architectural styles are found in the tower: the mediaeval keep; and the modern bulwark...
Museu do Queijo - Covilha

Cheese Museum (Museu do Queijo) in Covilhã

Cheese lovers of all ages will love the Cheese Museum (Museu do Queijo) in Covilhã, central Portugal. Central Portugal is well-known for the locally-produced cheeses, particularly from Serra da Estrela towns of Algodres, Gouveia, Seia, Manteigas, Penalva do Castelo, Mangualde...