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    Cister in the North of Portugal
    The Northern region constituted the gateway to Portugal for the Cistercian order during the first half of the 12th century. The Abbey of São João de Tarouca, to the South of the River Douro, was the first institution to begin to observe the Order in (...)

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    Cloisters of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
    On entering the cloisters, any visitor cannot help but be immediately impressed by the perfect proportions and the decorative exuberance of the stonework. Attention is drawn to the corners of the cloister and the great originality of the angled cut (...)

  3. Coimbra - Percurso da Alta da Cidade
    Coimbra - Percurso da Alta da Cidade (Tour of the Upper Town)
    This is the oldest part of the city, composed of steep, narrow streets leading to the top of the hill where the city was born and where the lively student life is now the most dominant feature.Starting in Rua Ferreira Borges, the Arco de Almedina (...)

  4. Coimbra - Percurso da Baixa Citadina
    Coimbra - Percurso da Baixa Citadina (Tour of the Lower Town)
    The Lower Town is the name used to refer to that part of Coimbra built outside the mediaeval walls, where some religious and military orders were initially established, close to the natural frontier formed by the River Mondego.Anyone arriving in (...)

  5. Coimbra - Canções e Tradições
    Coimbra - Songs and Traditions
    With the provocative and challenging spirit that has always been the hallmark of young people from all epochs, the students of Coimbra have inherited the unique traditions that are handed down from generation to generation. Many of the students live (...)

  6. Costah
Place: Porto
Photo: CC BY-NC-SA Rui Manuel Santos Pinheiro Meireles
    Location: Avenida dos Aliados, PortoThe painting of the phone booth, located at Avenida dos Aliados, was part of the Street Art Axa Porto event, in which Porto artists were invited to make their mark on the Axa Insurance Building on the Avenida dos (...)

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Place: Nova Houses_Aveiro
Photo: shutterstock_alexilena
    Costa Nova
    In the mid-19th century, this became a very popular beach, largely through the influence of the tribune and politician José Estevão, who built his own palheiro here (recognisable by its blue and brown stripes). It was in this house that he met with (...)

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    Covilhã's Old Jewish Quarter (Judiaria)
    The old Jewish Quarter used to be demarcated by what are now the Rua das Flores, Rua do Ginásio Clube, Rua da Alegria, Beco da Alegria and Travessa da Alegria, making up a self-contained area within the medieval city walls.The narrow, winding (...)

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    Covilhã - Land of Discoverers
    Despite being inland and without a port, the city of Covilhã was the birthplace of important men who became famous for discovering new worlds in the 16th century.Prince Henry the Navigator - Lord of Covilhã, received the title from his father, King (...)

  10. Pelo Douro acima até às quintas do vinho fino
    Cruises on the Douro River
    Through to the end of the 19th century, the Douro was the major means of accessing inland parts of the region and the way of transport products and people from lands rendered effectively distant.Difficult to navigate, impeded by natural barriers, (...)


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