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    Torres Vedras carnival
    Torres Vedras carnival maintains a strong traditional component, constituted by 13 large-scale allegorical floats, groups of masked revellers, typical figures wearing large carved heads, giant figures, and Zés Pereiras drumming groups, with (...)

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    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 (...)

  3. Colchas de Castelo Branco
    Castelo Branco Embroidery
    Known to have been in production between the 17th and 19th centuries, the first reference to this local style was made by Jaime Lopes Dias, at the 4th Beirão Congress held in Castelo Branco in 1931. He called for greater recognition of this form of (...)

  4. Salinas da Fonte da Bica
Place: Rio Maior
Photo: ICNB
    Salinas da Fonte da Bica
    On the slopes of the Serra dos Candeeiros, around 3 kms from Rio Maior, the salt pans are located in a large valley next to the Fonte da Bica, in a place known as Marinhas do Sal. The salt pans cover the ground with a white/grey blanket of (...)

  5. Aldeia Típica de José Franco
    José Franco’s typical Village
    Close to Mafra, you have the chance to discover a typical village from Lisbon’s “saloio” region. It is made entirely of clay and has been built in a natural size, being the work of the Portuguese sculptor José Franco.In the village of Sobreiro, (...)

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    Mercado Cultural do Carandá
    Designed by the architect, Eduardo de Souto Moura and built between 1980 an older market, but was never actually used to sell foodstuffs. After various unsuccessful attempts to reanimate the space, Braga Municipal Council decided to reconvert it, (...)

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    The Santiago Route - Braga
    The administrative capital of a province that covered regions including Galicia and the Minho and one of oldest bishopdoms, Braga forms the beginning of one of the Routes of Santiago. This was once a matter of great rivalry as in the 11th century, (...)

  8. Arte Rupestre do Vale do Côa
    Rock Art of the Vale do Côa Archaeological Park
    Through the imposing mountains of the north-eastern region of Portugal, where in early spring the almond trees are in full blossom and in autumn the vines are covered with fiery red leaves, there runs into the River Douro, from the south, a (...)

  9. Casa das Artes
    Casa das Artes
    Designed by Eduardo Souto Moura in 1980, the building of the Casa das Artes (House of Arts) in Oporto is one of the architect's most emblematic works. The project was selected within the framework of a public tender for construction of a cultural (...)

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    The romantic surroundings of Leiria
    Close by Leiria, heading northwards, is Marrazes, a small settlement and home to an interesting Museum School. A little further on there is the Sanctuary of Senhor Jesus which resulted in the founding of Milagres that now encircles it. 6 kilometres (...)


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