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The Paco Das Escolas Courtyard Is The Center Of The Historic University
This Northern Portuguese city predates the Romans and was the first capital of the country. Its 13th-century university is one of the oldest in Europe, and Coimbra still maintains a reputation as a city of learning. While its population approaches 150,000, twice as many again live in the immediate...
Traditional Boats On The Canal In Aveiro, Portugal
Aveiro is a city of around 80,000, just under an hour south of Porto down the A1. Its long history includes the Romans who used it as a place for salt exploration. Aveiro developed trade links in the Middle Ages and became popular with Portuguese royalty. Aside from salt,...
Sandstone Rock On The Beach In Albufeira In Portugal
The Algarve is on the south coast of Portugal, also covering part of the west coast which is on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a lovely place to visit for a beach holiday and covers an area of 4,997 km sq. (19,304 sq. feet), with sandy white beaches with...
Fountain In Small Park And Typical Colorful Buildings Houses
Braga in Northern Portugal has been home to human settlement since before the Roman Empire. It is less than an hour north of today’s Porto yet as an inland city, its importance is as much about being a hub for inland parts of Northern Portugal as anything else. Its population is...
Porto, Portugal Old Town On The Douro River
Portugal has a rich history based on the exploits of its explorers that sailed to all corners of the world. That history manifests itself in some stunning landmarks and architecture. Its latitude means there are many weeks when the weather ensures that holidaymakers can sunbathe and swim on its...
Famous Historic Pena Palace Part Of Cultural Site Of Sintra Against Sunset Sky
Sintra sits within the Greater Lisbon Region of Portugal, facing west out to the Atlantic. It is one of the most densely populated places in the country with a municipal population of 385,000. Over half a century ago, the growth of air travel saw Portugal’s reputation grow and Sintra...

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