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Porto and the Douro Valley

A calm forest retreat and two more amazing World Heritage Sites in Northern Portugal are the ingredients in this last chapter from our...

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PICS – Portugal

This is a collection of picture galleries from Portugal, the result of trips to different parts of the country. Consult the map page for...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Douro

“Alto Douro Wine Region” is no. 1046 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This video takes you from the city of Porto...

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World Heritage #1046 – Alto Douro Wine Region

On either side of the Douro river, and in the side valleys they have been constructing terraces for centuries. The UNESCO World Heritage...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Porto

“Historic Centre of Oporto” is no. 755 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Porto, or Oporto as it used to be called in...

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World heritage sites in central Portugal

On this fourth day of our road trip in Portugal we had planned on visiting five World Heritage Sites. Would that be possible? Almost...

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World Heritage #0755 – Historic Centre of Oporto

Would you like some Port? In the cellars of Porto you may taste whichever Port wine you’d like. The UNESCO World Heritage List...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Coimbra

“University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia” is no. 1387 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. We found the old buildings...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Mosteiro da Batalha

“The Monastery of Batalha” is no. 264 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The monastery is large, tall and is set apart...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Mosteiro de Alcobaça

“The Monastery of Alcobaça” is no. 505 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The church and monastery were among the first...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Evora

“The Historic Centre of Évora” is no. 361 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Evora was an important town for the Romans...

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World Heritage #0505 – Monastery of Alcobaça

This is one more of Portugal’s fine examples of beautiful architecture and fine masonry. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes...

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World Heritage #0361 – Historic Centre of Évora

A lazy little town in the interior of Portugal hides a proud history. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes several hundred properties...

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World Heritage #0264 – Monastery of Batalha

Enter the halls and cloisters of the monastery and discover a world of tranquillity and the crafts of great masons.  The UNESCO World...

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World Heritage #1387 – University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia

The university area of this town in central Portugal has deep roots and a splendid view of the river below. The UNESCO World Heritage List...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Sintra

“The Cultural Landscape of Sintra” is no. 723 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. There are many palaces scattered around...

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Lisboa (Lisbon) and Sintra

We had two days at our disposal in central Lisbon and topped it with a full day excursion to Sintra. Neither should be enjoyed in less...

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World Heritage #0723 – Cultural Landscape of Sintra

The natural landscape to the west of Lisbon is fine as well, but the palaces set this area aside as unique. The UNESCO World Heritage List...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Lisbon

You will be watching an introduction to squares, districts, food and transportation in Lisbon. Audio: (1) Ai Mouraria (C Orquestra) (2)...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Belém and Jerónimos in Lisbon

“Hieronymites and Tower of Belém” is no. 263 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Portugal’s Age of Discovery, the...

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World Heritage #0263 – Hieronymites and Tower of Belém

In Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, there are couple of buildings bearing witness to the country’s heroic history. The UNESCO World...

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Portugal Road Trip – Planning for perfection

This is the plan for eight days on the road in Lisbon and the northern half of Portugal. The plan worked out fine so it may be of interest...

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Sun, sand and excursions on the Algarve coast

We went for the sun in the shoulder season and were rewarded with more than lazy days on the sandy beaches in the south of Portugal. This...

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The fertile island of Madeira

Madeira may not be the biggest party island around, but receives a high score for its natural beauty. It’s not that this remote...

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World Heritage #0934 – Laurisilva of Madeira

The island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean is green, humid and lovely. The forest is unique. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes...

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