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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...
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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...
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Wool Museum (Museu de Lanifícios) in Covilhã

  For centuries, Covilhã was an important city in the region for the production and manufacturing of wool for clothes, coats and blankets. Shepherds from the nearby mountain of Serra da Estrela brought wo...
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Cerro da Vila – Vilamoura

In the late 2nd century, the Algarve was controlled by the Roman Empire under Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus. The land where Vilamoura is now was used primarily for agriculture. Ruins of a large villa complex remain here today...