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  1. Aveiro - Na margem esquerda do Canal Central
    Aveiro - On the left bank of the Canal Central
    In Rua João Mendonça, by the Canal Central, there are three buildings with interesting Art Nouveau façades. Along this canal, which was once the city´s main trading artery, there now glide the brightly-coloured prows of the moliceiros, to the great (...)

  2. Aveiro - Na margem direita do Canal Central
    Aveiro - On the right bank of the Canal Central
    Starting in Praça Luís Cipriano, walk along Rua de Coimbra and into the Praça da República, framed by the buildings of the Paços do Concelho (the 18th-century town hall). The city´s coat of arms can be seen on the pediment, surmounted by a (...)

  3. Other
    A Walking Tour of the Historic Centre
    On arriving in Leiria, you naturally come to the Luís de Camões Garden where the Tourism Office is located. Cross over Largo 5 de Outubro and into Praça Rodrigues Lobo, the very heart of the city and an ideal place to relax under the 16th century (...)

  4. Ponte Medieval de Barcelos
Place: Barcelos
Photo: Câmara Municipal de Barcelos
    Barcelos Medieval Bridge
    This stone Gothic bridge dates from the early 14th Century, between 1325 and 1330, and was built by Count Pedro, to create a link between Barcelos and Barcelinhos.The structure consists of five arches, of which the central one is the highest, which (...)

  5. Biblioteca Municipal (Galeria Municipal e Arquivo histórico)
    Biblioteca Municipal (Galeria Municipal e Arquivo histórico)
    Municipal Library (Municipal Gallery and Historical Archive)Matosinhos Municipal Library's building was designed by an architect born in the city - Alcino Soutinho - who also designed the interior equipment and furniture. The library was opened in (...)

  6. Biblioteca Nacional
    Biblioteca Nacional
    The National Library was designed in 1956 by the architect, Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, who died in the following year. The work was completed by his nephew, António Pardal Monteiro.It is a grandiose building with installations considered at the time (...)

  7. Bordalo II
Place: Covilhã
Photo: Wool / Bordalo II
    Bordalo II
    Owl Eyes / Olhos de MochoLocation: Rua Alexandre Herculano / Rua do Cotovelo, CovilhãThis work was carried out in the historical centre of Covilha in October 2014, as part of Wool, an urban art festival. The location chosen by Bordalo II, (...)

  8. Other
    Bridges in the Douro estuary
    D. Maria Pia BridgeDesigned by the engineer, Gustave Eiffel, this bi-articulated arched railway bridge, measuring 352.875m long and 61 m high, was inaugurated in 1877 by the Royal family. It operated until 1991, on which date the railway service (...)

  9. De carro pelo Alto Douro Vinhateiro
    By car through the Upper Douro Wine Region
    For those wishing to take in the river by car, first prepare yourself. The constantly undulating road is narrow and twisting. However, with due care and attention, and stopping off at the sign-posted places of interest that exist all along these (...)

  10. C215
Place: Lisboa
Photo: CML | DPC | José Vicente
    Location: Largo do Terreiro do Trigo, LisboaC215 is a French artist who, using a stencil, captures light, depth and humanity in a unique way.The stencils tend to flatten the images and make them static, but C215 has developed his own unique style of (...)


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