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  • Igreja de Sao Francisco - Porto

    Fine Gothic church situated just behind the Ribeira. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site the church has a particularly fine Baroque interior

    Porto
    Churches
  • Mafra National Palace

    Built in the Baroque and neoclassical style the enormous palace / monastery dwarfs the town of Mafra. At the time of its construction in the 18th century this was one of the largest buildings in Europe

    Sintra
    Churches Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Igreja de Santa Clara interior

    Porto's Igreja de Santa Clara is a fine example of my favourite kind of historic Catholic church; these are the one that are fairly austere and humble on the outside, but when you pass through the doorway you are almost overwhelmed by the opulent...

    Porto
    Churches
  • 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
    Churches
  • 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
    Churches
  • Clerigos Tower at Night

    The 'church of the clergy' is an imposing Baroque building in its own right. However, it is the 76 metre high Clerigos Tower, symbol of Porto, that makes this one of Porto's main sites

    Porto
    Churches
  • Church of the Divino Salvador de Alvor

    Igreja do Divino Salvador, Matriz de Alvor (Church of the Divine Saviour) dates back to the 16th century, as does its best feature, the Manueline style doorway.

    This whitewashed Algarvian...

    Portimão
    Churches
  • Batalha Monastery

    This extravagant mix of Late Gothic and Manueline architecture is rightly placed on UNESCO's World Heritage list. Built in the 14th century by King João I to celebrate victory in the battle of Aljubarrota the monastery houses both his and his son, Henry the Navigator's, tombs

    Batalha
    Churches
  • Sé Nova de Coimbra

    Sé Nova means new cathedral, but this is only relatively speaking. The cathedral building dates back to the late 16th century and was built by the Jesuit Order. However, in 1759 were banned from operating in Portugal by then prime-minister, the...

    Coimbra
    Churches
  • Igreja de São Paulo - Braga

    The Igreja de São Paulo (St Paul) is a small, austere looking 16th-century church built by the Jesuits. By contrast, the interior is an explosion of lavish baroque

    Braga
    Churches

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