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Batalha Monastery; Centro Region; Portugal

Batalha Monastery | Portugal

Batalha Monastery | Portugal Leiria, Portugal The Monastery of Batalha (or Monastery of Our Lady of Victory; port. Convento de Santa Maria da Vitória) is a symbol of the late Gothic, flamboyant architectural style. Work on this monastery began in 1386 and was...
Reasons to visit Aveiro in the North of Portugal

Aveiro – is it worth a visit? | Portugal

Aveiro - is it worth a visit? | Portugal Aveiro, Portugal Aveiro is often overlooked by tourists visiting Portugal. They usually head straight to Lisbon, Porto or visit towns in the Algarve region. However, there are several reasons why you should take a day or two to...
Albufeira in Algarve - panorama of the beach at sunset; Portugal

Albufeira Algarve | Portugal

Albufeira Algarve | Portugal Algarve, Portugal When you know a bit about the Algarve and think of Albufeira, the connotation “tourism” automatically comes to mind. Yes, Albufeira is an extremely lively tourist destination. But in the winter, you can enjoy...
Panorama of Ferragudo near Portimão in the Algarve; Portugal

Panorama of Ferragudo in Algarve | Portugal

Panorama of Ferragudo in Algarve | Portugal Algarve, Portugal Ferragudo is located on the Arade River, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean near the city of Portimão. Historically, the place relied mainly on fishing. And although today tourism plays a big role for this...
Mafra Palace - library; Portugal

Mafra Palace | Portugal

Mafra Palace | Portugal Lisbon, Portugal In 1711, Portuguese King John V vowed to build a convent if his wife Mariana would give him offspring. So with the birth of his first daughter Infanta Barbara of Portugal, work on the convent, basilica and palace at Mafra (the...
Boats in Aveiro at sunset; Portugal

Boats in Aveiro | Portugal

Boats in Aveiro | Portugal Aveiro, Portugal To be honest these boats in Aveiro are not exactly gondolas. In Portugal they are called “Moliceiros” and only slightly resemble their Venetian counterparts. They are much larger and move thanks to a mounted...
Praia da Ursa in Portugal - is it worth seeing?

Praia da Ursa | Portugal

Praia da Ursa | Portugal Portugal, Sintra Praia da Ursa is the westernmost beach in continental Europe. No wonder – it is located a stone’s throw from Cabo da Roca in the Sintra mountains, which is the literal end of the continent. Compared to Cabo da...
Praia da Adraga at sunset - Portugal

Praia da Adraga | Portugal

Praia da Adraga | Portugal Portugal, Sintra Praia da Adraga is probably one of the most spectacular beaches we have seen. Located near the town of Almoçageme, it is one of the “must-see” places in the Sintra region. Blue Flag Beach Praia da Adraga attracts...
: Cistercian Abbey of Alcobaça (church and monastery); Portugal

Church and Monastery of Alcobaça | Portugal

Church and Monastery of Alcobaça | Portugal Alcobaça, Portugal The Roman Catholic church and monastery in Alcobaça is often overlooked by tourists. The Cistercian Abbey of Alcobaça is one of the first Gothic churches built in Portugal. The town is also famous for...