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  • Convento da Nossa Senhora da Arrábida

    Set among the pine covered hills of the Serra da Arrabida this complex of 16th century building was originally a Franciscan monastery. The site covers around 25 hectares and contains a...

    Sesimbra Setúbal
  • Leiria's 16th century cathedral (Sé de Leiria) lies just beyond the old city walls in a small square. It was constructed between 1559 and 1574, during the reign of Dom João III to designs by architect Afonso Alvares.

    The exterior styling...

    Leiria
  • Round church - Convento de Cristo - Tomar

    This former Knights Templar stronghold dates back to the 12th century. During the 15th and 16th centuries the monastery benefited from several Manueline additions including cloisters and the stunning chapterhouse window.

    Tomar
  • Igreja da Misericórdia - Porto

    The Igreja da Misericórdia do Porto is located on the historic Rua das Flores in downtown Porto. The church does not stand alone but is instead sandwiched between the offices and shops that line this typical Porto street.

    Originally built...

    Porto
  • Igreja de Santo António de Lagos - altar

    The church of Santo António in Lagos is one of the finest in the whole Algarve. Dating back to 1707, and then re-built after the Great Earthquake of 1755, it stands as a fine example...

    Lagos
  • Interior of Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Mártires

    The Basilica of Our Lady of the Martyrs (Basílica de Nossa Senhora dos Mártires) is one of a trio of Rococo / Baroque churches built within a stone's throw of each other on Chiado's Rua da Garrett. This and the other two strikingly similar...

    Baixa Chiado
  • Tomb of Bishop of Porto - São Pedro de Balsemão

    Despite the relatively recent Baroque styling of the facade the Chapel of São Pedro de Balsemão is in fact one of the most ancient churches in Portugal. The site possibly dates back to the 7th century when it may have been used as a sanctuary by...

    Lamego
  • Porto Cathedral cloisters

    The austere and imposing cathedral in Porto was built during the 12th and 13th centuries in the Romanesque style. Alterations during the 18th century have made the facade more appealing

    Porto
  • Igreja de Santo António de Lisboa

    Saint Anthony is Lisbon’s main patron saint and this church, dedicated to his memory is thought to have been built on the exact spot where he was born in 1195.

    The church, which is found between the Baixa...

    Lisbon
  • Mosteiro de São João de Tarouca

    With construction beginning in 1154 this was the first Cistercian monastery to be built in Portugal. As with most sites of such antiquity there are a mix of architectural styles reflecting development over the centuries; from Romanesque through...

    Lamego

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