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  • Cabo de São Vicente from the air

    An aerial view of Cabo de São Vicente (The Cape of St Vincent) on the Algarve's Atlantic coast near Sagres.With its location in the extreme southwest of Portugal it was once thought by many to be the end of the world. It turns out it wasn't and many of the great Portuguese voyages of discovery set off from near here.The lighthouse here dates back to the mid 1800s and incorporated the buildings of a 16th century Franciscan convent.

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  • Praia da Duquesa - Cascais

    View of the Praia da Duquesa in Cascais. The straw parasols are put out in the summer months when it is one of the most popular beaches around. The beach gets its name from Palace of the Dukes of Palmela which overlooks the it.

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  • Monserrate Palace

    The Monserrate Palace in Sintra is was built for Francis Cook, Viscount Monserrate in 1858.

    The Romantic-Orientalist style owes something to Brighton Pavilion. That was built by John Nash, the Monserrate Palace is the work of James Knowles Jr.

    Within architectural context of Sintra the palace is perfectly at home.

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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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  • Coimbra

    View of Coimbra, home of Portugal's most esteemed university.

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  • Marvão Castle view

    The sweeping view from the 13th century Marvão castle which is perched atop this hilltop village in Northern Alentejo. The castle was built to protect the Serra of Alto Alentejo from the Spanish just across the nearby border.

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  • Carcovelos Beach and Sao Juliao Fort

    View of the Forte Sao Juliao da Barra (Saint Julian Fort) at the eastern end of Carcavelos beach. Presumably the fort is set here to defend the entrance to the Tejo river and Lisbon a few Km upstream.

    Carcavelos is one of the most popular beaches around being the closest large, sandy beach to Lisbon. If you look the opposite direction from here there is a large stretch of golden sand.

    The beach here is also one of the best surf spots in Portugal. Consistent throughout the winter, this beachbreak is known for its powerful, barelling waves.

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  • Largo Dom Dinis - Coimbra University

    Largo Dom Dinis in Coimbra's university. The modern part of the universtiy were built during the Salazar dictatorship which explains the modernist, almost eastern block feel to the area

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