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  • The Farol de Esposende (Esposende Lighthouse) set in front of the Forte de São João Baptista de Esposende. The 15 metre tall lighthouse dates back to 1922 is unusual in that it is made of metal.

    The fort dates back to the late 17th century and was built to guard the mouth of the river

  • The Pousada de Dona Maria I in Queluz is part of the Pousadas de Portugal network. These provide guest accommodation in some of Portugal's most historic buildings.

  • Looking over the rocky point that separates Alvor from the beach at Praia da Vau. The beach here is popular and has its own resort but is just far enough away from Portimão to escape from the major holiday crowds of neighbouring Praia da Rocha.

  • Looking out over the rooftops of the Alfama towards Lisbon's cathedral. This is the old part of town and the cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) is reputedly the oldest building in Lisbon, dating back to 1150.

  • Praia da Oura (Golden beach) is located just around the corner from Albufeira's main stretch of beaches. It is a pretty beach backing onto a promenade lined with restaurants and cafes.
    Being a Blue Flag beach makes this a great family beach.

  • The quintessential view of Lisbon's Alfama district - the number 28 tram and the cathedral (Sé de Lisboa).

  • 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.

  • A traditional moliceiros boat travels along one of Aveiro's city centre canals. Dubbed the "Venice of Portugal" these boats are the gondolas of Portugal.

  • The lovely old train station in Aveiro is decorated with some fine azulejo tiles depicting life in the city in the last century.

    Aveiro has a new railway station now, situated right next to this one.

  • 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.