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  • Praia de Odeceixe

    Praia de Odeceixe (beach) is located at the mouth of the Rio de Seixe (River Seixe) which forms the border between the Algarve and Alentejo regions of Portugal. This is the northern end of the beach which has a wilder appearance than the main beach. The southern end (Praia de Adegas) is a naturalist beach.

    Praia de Odeceixe has been awarded the Blue Flag award on a number of occasions for its cleanliness and facilities.

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  • Joanina Library Interior - Coimbra

    The exquisitely ornate Baroque Joanina Library is part of the University of Coimbra - the oldest and most reputable in Portugal. It contains some 250 thousand volumes some of which are first editions of Portugal's literary masterpieces.

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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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  • Praia da Oura - Albufeira

    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.

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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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  • Silves Castle

    View up to the Moorish castle which overlooks the Algarve town of Silves.

    This large castle is said to be the best example of a Moorish castle to be found in Portuga.

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  • Palacio de Seteais - Sintra

    The Palacio de Seteais in Sintra. This 18th century neoclassical palace was built for the then Dutch Consul. It later came into the hands of the 5th Marquis of Marialva who extended it significantly, adding the arch in 1802.

    These days the palace is known as Tivoli-Palacio de Seteais Hotel, a five star hotel.

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  • Tamariz Beach, Estoril

    The short, sandy beach of Tamariz in Estoril is one of the most popular on this stretch of coast between Lisbon and Cascais. It is particularly favoured with those holidaying in the area and can get rather busy during the summer months.

    There is a train station just behind the beach and there are a number of bars, cafes and even a nightclub right on the beachfront.

    The faux castle overlooking the beach is apparently owned by the Monaco royal family

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  • Rural Beira

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

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