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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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  • Grândola, Vila Morena

    Memorial commemorationg "Grândola, Vila morena", a folk ballad about the town. The significance of the song is it became the anthem of the 25th of April "Carnation Revolution" which saw dictator Antonio Salazar overthrown. During his regime the song was banned as it celebrated the camaraderie and socialist conscience of the hard working poor of the agricultural south. The memorial celebrates Zéca Afonso's words and the haunting music it was set to.

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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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  • 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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  • Pinhel

    View of the old quarter in the small town of Pinhel. The town is set in fairly remote mountainous terrain at the head of the Coa Valley. The castle here was once strategically important.

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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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  • Old Train Station - Aveiro

    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.

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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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