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  • Aveiro Canal

    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 moliceiros were not originally water taxis though. They were designed for collecting seaweed from the shallow lagoons around Aveiro - once one of the town's main industries.

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  • Guincho

    Just around the corner from the genteel sheltered beaches of Cascais is the Atlantic coast and Guincho beach. This beautiful rugged beach is a different world to the tourist cafe lined promenades of the Estoril and Cascais beaches. Beyond those cliffs in the distance is Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point in mainland Europe. As you can imagine, it can get pretty wild here and it is often breezy - which makes it a popular spot for kitesurfers and windsurfers.

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  • Vicentine Coast near Sagres

    Looking along the sheer cliffs that form this part of the Vicentine Coast near Sagres.

    The South East Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park is around 100km of protected coast stretching from Burgau, in the Algarve up to Porto Covo in the Alentejo.

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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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  • Coimbra

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

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  • Marvão Castle

    Set high on the serra of Alto Alentejo near the border with Spain is the tiny village of Marvão with its 13th century castle.

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  • Parede beach

    The beach at Parede is a pleasant stretch of sand which backs onto an raised esplanade. Above this is the main "Marginal" coast road which runs between Lisbon and Cascais, which you can just make out here.

    The road was constructed in the 1940s and a fair chunk of Parede beach was built over in the process.

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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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  • Cantaro Magro - Serra da Estrela

    Cântaro Magro in the Serra da Estrela National Park.

    There is a breed of large, shaggy dog from this region named the Soneca do Cantaro Magro

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