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  • The Forte de São João Baptista is set on a rocky islet just off the Ilha de Berlenga, which itself is set just off the coast of Peniche. This 17th century fort was built to prevent the strategically important islands being occupied by North African pirates, or worse, the Spanish.

  • The beautiful, sandy Praia da Conchas (Shell beach) on the Ilha Deserta (Deserted island) off the coast of Faro.

    Whilst rarely completely deserted there are no permanent inhabitants of the island. The building you see is a restaurant, which is the only structure on the island.

  • The fantastically ornate interior of the Arab Room in Porto's Palacio da Bolsa. The building was built in the 19th century as the city's stock exchange. Having such an extravagant interior was supposed to lend an air of credibility to the city as a European centre of investment.

  • The facade of the 16th century Igreja de São Vicente (Saint Vincent Church) in Braga. The baroque styled church is the oldest in Braga and the site dates back to the Visigoths in the 7th century.

  • View out over the city of Beja in the heart of the Alentejo. This is the old town from the tower of the 13th century castle (Torre de Menagem). Just beyond the castle walls is the cathedral (Se)

  • The ruins of the once grand Marialva Castle (Castelo de Marialva). Dating back to the 11th century the castle here was built high up on the steep hillside overlooking the border country. From here you can clearly see the the pillory, keep, citadel and cistern.

  • The Serralves Foundation (Fundação Serralves) is probably the most important cultural institution in Porto, if not Portugal.The foundation is set in parkland in the heart of Porto and is home to a contemporary art museum along with the Casa de Serralves, which is itself a fine example of Art Deco

  • Soure Castle is was built in the 12th century as part of a network of castles to protect Coimbra from the Moors. It has been listed as a National monument since 1949.

  • The walls of Castle Penela Castle, built to defend Coimbra from the Moors. The existing structure dates back to the mid 12th century and is built into the very granite of the hillside overlooking the village.

  • View out over the rooftops of the idyllic mountain village of Monsanto.

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