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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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  • Loulé Castle

    There have been castles in Loulé since the time of the Romans. Since that time the site has been occupied by the Moors and the Spanish. The current Loulé Castle was built mainly in the 13th century and comprises of three towers. It is home to the town's archaeological museum.

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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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  • 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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  • Church of São Lourenço - Almancil

    The Church of São Lourenço (Igreja de São Lourenço) in Almancil dates back to the late 1600s. It is a fine example of a whitewashed Algarvian church built in the Baroque style. It features an large azulejo tile over the main door depicting Saint Lawrence of Rome which as added in 1730.

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  • Praia do Vale de Centeanes

    The beach at Vale de Centeanes is set at the base of steep cliffs a few miles to the east of Carvoeiro. It is a Blue Flag beach and fortunately access isn't as difficult as you'd imagine from this view.

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  • Rural Beira

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

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