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Cais de Gaia

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Avenida Diogo Leite
4400-266, Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia

Located on the left bank of the Douro River, directly facing Oporto's Ribeira (riverside), the Gaia Ribeira is a lively area, most especially during the summer. The tourists do not resist the temptation of a walk on this side of the river and of visiting the Port Wine Cellars. The Cais de Gaia, a space that includes many bars and restaurants with lovely terraces near the banks is more recent.

Passeio no Buçaco - Obelisco e Palace Hotel

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3050, Buçaco


An easy pedestrian trail. It crosses places linked to the Buçaco Battle that opposed the armies commanded by the marechal Massena and the Portuguese and British troops commanded by Wellington. Along the wya, there are the Military Museum, the Portas da Rainha, a chapel that evokes the Biblical episode of the Bridge on the Cedron River, among other quite interesting places.

Igreja Matriz de Velas / Igreja de São Jorge

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Largo Conselheiro Doutor João Pereira
9800-527, Velas


Church built by testament of Infante d. Henrique, in 1460. Inside is a collection of sacred art from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

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Monte de Santo Estevão
5100-081, Lamego


Dated 1738, this is a holy mountain, of Italian influence, affiliated at the sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga. Consists of a monumental staircase, large panoramic effect, with convergent and divergent sections, animated decorative vases, statues and symbolic sources.

Centro Histórico de Évora

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7000, Évora


Discover the charms of this town-museum, classified by UNESCO, in 1986, as a world heritage site, such is his legacy and historical wealth. Let yourself be guided through historic streets and squares, where past and present mingle; revel in the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes, delivered to the sympathy of the people eborenses, sublime-eat cuisine, gasp with the traditions and typical handicrafts.

Castelo de Castelo Branco

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Rua do Mercado
6000-108, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Muito procurado por turistas, o que resta do Castelo albicastrense ergue-se numa zona sobranceira da cidade. Terá sido construído pelos Templários na Idade Média, isto apesar dos vestígios da presença humana naquela área na pré e proto-história, tendo sido rodeado por uma linha de muralhas e torres. No recinto da fortaleza, na alcáçova, encontravam-se a Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo e o Palácio dos Alcaides. Esta fortificação fazia parte de um sistema defensivo que ladeava o Rio Tejo.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos

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Avenida Brasília
1400-038, Lisboa


Built on the occasion of the Portuguese World Exhibition, the ostentatious Padrão, a work by Leopoldo de Almeida, rests on a compass rose and its design in the form of a caravel is imaginative. Inside the monument, an elevator goes up to the sixth floor, where you have access to a terrace from which you can get a fantastic panorama of the Tagus River and Belém. The attics house temporary exhibitions.

Do Bairro Alto ao Cais do Sodré

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Bairro Alto - Cais do Sodré
1200, Lisboa


At the top of Glória Lift is the garden and viewpoint of São Pedro de Alcântara and, going up Dom Pedro V Street, you reach Jardim do Príncipe Real. Underneath the garden is the Patriarcal water reservoir, from 1864. A little further on are the Natural History and Science Museums, as well as the Botanical Garden. On Academia das Ciências Street you will find the Academy and the Geological Museum. Continuing along São Bento Street you will find the Assembly of the Republic, installed in the São Bento Palace. Continue along Avenida Dom Carlos I and you will see the …

Elevador de Santa Justa

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Rua do Ouro
1100-060, Lisboa


This is one of the most eccentric buildings in the downtown area. The Santa Justa elevator allows those who are downtown, to access Bairro Alto (32 meters above) in a comfortable way. At the top of the tower, which can also be accessed via a spiral staircase, there is an outdoor cafe. From the terrace the view over Rossio, Baixa, Castelo and River Tagus is splendid.

Praça do Comércio / Terreiro do Paço

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Praça do Comércio
1100, Lisboa


Located in downtown Pombalina, Praça do Comércio, also known as Terreiro do Paço, is an open, pedestrian space, with cafes and outdoor sales outlets. Highlights include the Arc de Triomphe, the equestrian statue of Dom José, by Machado de Castro and inaugurated in 1774, and the beautiful entrance to Lisbon, right in the river front.

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