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  • Rural Beira

    A rural scene on the road between Luso and Penacova in the Beira region

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  • Igreja Santa Cruz - Coimbra

    The ornate Manueline facade of Coimbra's Santa Cruz church.

    The church dates back to the 12th century and contains the tombs of the two first Portuguese kings, Afonso I and his son Sancho I

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  • Praia do Garrão - Algarve

    Located in the Algarve's 'Golden Triangle' Praia do Garrão is yet another fantastic sandy beach within striking distance of the Vale do Lobo resort. In the distance you can make out the beachfront apartments and hotels of Quarteira.

    As a Blue Flag beach there are plenty of facilities here and the beach is both accessible and lifeguarded.

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  • Praia da Bordeira

    Peeking over the dunes and past the river towards the vast expanse of sand that is Bordeira. At low tide this beach stretches for around 3km up the coast.

    This is the exposed west coast of the Algarve and has a much wilder feel than around the corner. Instead of cliffs there are sand dunes and the waves here are far bigger and more powerful.

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  • Biblioteca Joaninha Entrance - Coimbra

    The exterior of Coimbra University's 18th century Biblioteca (Library) Joaninha.

    The interior is an excess of Baroque gold and wood containing many precious, rare books

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  • Carvoeiro

    Forty or fifty years ago Carvoeiro was the quintessential Algarve fishing village. However, being halfway between the resorts of Albufeira and Portimao it was only a matter of time before the tourist industry caught up with it.

    Carvoeiro is still a lovely spot though. It can get a tad busy mid-summer but there are quite a few little coves nearby to explore.

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  • Cromleque dos Almendres

    A closer look at some of the standing stones that make up the Cromleque dos Almendres (Almendres Cromlech) near Evora. The megalithic complex here date back several thousand years to the Stone Age and is, in fact the largest of its type on the Iberian Peninsula. There are 95 granite stones arranged in several formations. Although its exact purpose may never be known it is thought to have some astrological significance.

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