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  1. Pavilhão de Portugal
    Pavilhão de Portugal
    The Pavilion of Portugal, designed by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, is constituted by two main bodies separated by a "construction joint". One of the bodies is a public square, measuring 60 x 50 m, covered by a thin concrete canopy, reinforced (...)

  2. Other
    The Pombaline downtown
    On the 1st November 1755 a violent earthquake, followed by equally devastating fires, destroyed the centre of Lisbon. The Royal Palace, the House of India, aristocratic palaces, the Opera House that was still under construction, art and royal (...)

  3. 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, (...)

  4. Arquitectura no Parque das Nações
    Architecture - Innovative and Modern
    Right from initial planning, the Parque das Nações constituted an opportunity to create a new city, one where architecture would take varied forms, with imagination the limit. Examples of innovative design include the Portuguese Pavilion, Atlantic (...)

  5. Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória
    Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória
    At the very heart of Porto, in Vitória parish, the São Bento da Vitória Monastery – a classified National Monument since 1977 – is one of the municipality’s most important religious buildings.In the late 1500s, after a series of difficult (...)

  6. Largo da Oliveira
Photo: CMG PPacheco
    Largo da Oliveira
    The Largo da Oliveira owes its name to a centuries-old olive-tree planted on this same site. Surrounded by picturesque houses that are typical of the north of Portugal, it is the ideal starting point for a walking tour of the city´s streets. But, in (...)

  7. A Páscoa em Castelo de Vide
    Easter in Castelo de Vide
    Easter in Castelo de Vide is one of the major local events and is of special interest due to the way it intermingles Catholic traditions with aspects of Jewish culture, in turn, highlighting the town's past history. The celebrations are broken up (...)

  8. Um passeio no Alto Minho
    A trip through the Alto Minho
    Embark on a reinvigorating trip through the Soajo and Peneda mountains . You'll find it difficult to take your eyes off the spectacular landscape, including pasture land, and magnificent views over rolling horizons that have a long historical and (...)

  9. Other
    Piscina das Marés
    The Leça da Palmeira beach has one of the largest stretches of sand to be found in the North of Portugal. It has been a popular destination since the very beginning of the 20th century when the English community living in Oporto adopted it as their (...)

  10. Other
    Praça do Rossio
    Reborn out of the wreckage of the 1755 earthquake, this lovely Lisbon square marks the northern reach of the Pombaline Downtown. It stretches out in a quadrilateral form dominated by the neo-classical harmony of the D. Maria II Theatre, built on the (...)


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