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  • Sameiro Sanctuary - Braga

    Late 19th-century domed church on the outskirts of Braga looking out over the Minho

    Braga
  • Guarda cathedral

    Like many of Portugal's early cathedrals the Sé da Guarda appears part church, part fortress. Plans for the cathedral date back as far as the early 13th century, a time when much of Portugal had only just been clawed back from the Moors and wars...

    Guarda
  • Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Pé da Cruz - Faro

    The Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Pé da Cruz (hermitage of Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross) is Largo do Pé da Cruz (formerly Largo do Poço dos Cântaros), a little way away from Faro's other sights. 

    The original chapel was...

    Faro
  • Igreja do Bom Jesus da Cruz

    Built in 1704 on the site of the miraculous apparition of a cross. The small, domed church is octagonal and built in a granite/whitewash style common to the north of Portugal. Like many churches in Portugal, the relative plainness of the exterior...

    Barcelos
  • Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo - Tavira

    The church of Santa Maria do Castelo, a short stroll from Tavira's Moorish castle, was built in the 13th century on the site of what was probably one of the largest Moorish mosques on The Algarve. It...

    Tavira
  • Albufeira church - Igreja Matriz

    The parish church (Igreja Matriz) in Albufeira is one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in the Algarve. Built in the late 18th century it stands on the site of an earlier church which was converted from a pre-existing mosque....

    Albufeira
  • Monastery of Jesus - Setúbal

    Setubal's Monastery of Jesus was built in the 1490s as a convent for Poor Clare nuns, a Franciscan order. The building represents some important moments in Portuguese architecture being one of the earliest examples of the...

    Setúbal
  • Lisbon Cathedral and tram - Alfama

    Reputed to be the oldest building in Lisbon, the cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) certainly has the appearance of being built to last. Compared to the frivolous Manueline architecture of the...

    Alfama Lisbon
  • Viseu Cathedral Cloisters

    Built largely in the 13th century this fine Romanesque / Gothic cathedral is Viseu's most important historic monument

    Viseu
  • Convento de Santa Clara-a-Velha

    Founded in 1314 by Queen Isabel (Elizabeth of Aragon), the Gothic Convento de Santa Clara was built close to the banks of the River Mondego, across from Coimbra. Isabel was the wife of king D. Dinis and it is said she was most generous and...

    Coimbra

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