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Alfama: the most characteristic district of Lisbon

The Alfama, which extends east of the city center, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lisbon and still retains its Arab structure. This is undoubtedly the most popular and folkloric district of the capital. In Alfama you can get ...

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The climate of Lisbon: when to go to Lisbon

Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate strongly influenced by the presence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream, and is one of the warmest cities in Europe, the sunniest periods are those of spring and summer. The hottest months are ...

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Lisbon: a fascinating city, capital of a vast empire

Lisbon (565,000 inhabitants, metropolitan area almost 3,000,000 inhabitants), is the capital and largest city of Portugal. The city is located along the north bank of the Tejo (Tagus) near its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean. The city is united with ...

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The climate of Porto: when to go to Porto

The city of Porto has a type of mixed climate between the Mediterranean climate and the temperate oceanic climate, the city has dry and temperate summers and mild and humid winters. The climate of Porto is influenced by the proximity ...

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Porto: a city with an ancient and authentic historical center

Porto (about 265,000 inhabitants) is an important city in northern Portugal. Portugal’s second largest city after Lisbon, which is 280 km away, is located on the north bank of the Douro River. The city is renowned for its wine, the ...

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The climate of Guimarães: when to go to Guimaraes

The city of Guimarães has a type of climate mixed between the temperate oceanic climate and the Mediterranean one in which four well-defined seasons are distinguished. The city has cold and very rainy winters. The intermediate seasons, i.e. autumn and ...

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Guimarães: a historic medieval town

Guimarães is a historic town of about 50,000 inhabitants located in the north of Portugal, about 50 km from Porto, and a short distance from Braga. It is a historic city known as the birthplace of the Portuguese nation, having ...

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The climate of Braga: when to go to Braga

The city of Braga is located in the northern part of Portugal a short distance from the Atlantic Ocean, due to its location the city has a mixed climate between the Mediterranean and the temperate oceanic climate. For these reasons ...

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Braga: one of the oldest cities in Portugal

Braga is a city of 170,000 inhabitants, located in the north of Portugal, about 50 km from Porto, and a short distance from Guimarães. The city is one of the oldest in the nation, it was in fact founded by ...

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Sanctuary of Fatima: an important Marian shrine

Fatima is a small Portuguese town that has around 10,000 inhabitants. This town located about 110 km from Lisbon, became famous in the world in 1917 mainly thanks to the Marian apparitions which then led to the construction of the ...

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The climate of Coimbra: when to go to Coimbra

The city of Coimbra has a Mediterranean climate. Therefore a generally mild climate with annual average temperatures ranging between 21.2 ° C of the maximum average temperatures and 9.8 ° C of the minimum average temperatures. The rains show the ...

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Coimbra: historic city with an ancient university

Coimbra (about 160,000 inhabitants), is located in central-northern Portugal, about 170 km north of Lisbon, and 120 km south of Porto. Third city in Portugal after Lisbon and Porto, located on the right bank of the Mondego river, it is ...

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The climate of Porto Santo: when to go to Porto Santo

The island of Porto Santo has a mild semi-arid climate, with stable temperatures all year round, dry winds blow and the rainfall is not abundant. It is a climate that is much drier compared to that of the neighboring island ...

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Porto Santo: an island with a long sandy beach

The island of Porto Santo (42 sq km) is the second largest island of the Madeira archipelago. This island is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 43 km north-east of Madeira and about 800 km south-west of the Portuguese coast. ...

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The climate of Madeira: when to go to Madeira

The island of Madeira has a sub-tropical oceanic climate that can be explained by the geographical position of the island and its mountainous relief. The rains are concentrated in the winter months, between October and February, the average annual rainfall ...

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Madeira: a mountainous and wild island

Madeira (740 sq km) is the main island of the archipelago of the same name, made up of the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, the small islands and rocks of the Ilhas Desertas (Ilhéu Chão, Deserta Grande and Bugio) and ...

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The climate of the Azores: when to go to the Azores islands

The climate of the Azores islands is influenced by two factors: the latitude of the islands and the Gulf Stream, a warm Atlantic ocean current, thanks to which the temperatures of the archipelago are mild throughout the year. The climate ...

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The climate of Evora: when to go to Evora

The city of Evora has a type of Mediterranean climate characterized by very dry and hot summers, and by mild and rainy winters. Rainfall is distributed irregularly throughout the year, maximum rainfall is recorded in winter, while summers are hot ...

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Evora: one of the most beautiful museum cities in Portugal

Evora (about 55,000 inhabitants), is a city in central-southern Portugal located south of the Tagus river, about 140 km from Lisbon, and 80 km north of the city of Beja. Evora is a city museum, which in 1986 was included ...

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Itinerary in Spain and Portugal. Travel by car

This itinerary in Spain and Portugal starts from the medieval town of Carcassonne and continues in the pilgrimage center of Lourdes in France will take us to visit some cities in northern Spain such as Burgos, Palencia and Valladolid. We ...

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Algarve: the most beautiful coast in Portugal

Algarve, the extreme southern region of Portugal, is today famous for the over 200 km of its wonderful sandy and rocky coasts, and for its crystal clear sea. The Algarve was occupied by human settlements since the Phoenician and Carthaginian ...

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The climate of the Algarve: when going to the Algarve

Algarve is the extreme southern region of Portugal, reaching out to the Atlantic ocean and Africa. The climate of the Algarve is typically Mediterranean, characterized by a mild temperature all year round, by low rainfall generally concentrated between November and ...

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Portugal power plugs and sockets, telephones

PORTUGAL DOCUMENTS Documents: For entry into Portugal citizens of the European Union must have a personal identity card valid for expatriation or a personal passport. Even children and minors must have their personal expatriation documents (Identity Card or passport). Citizens ...

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How to get to Portugal. Flights to Portugal

PORTUGAL FLIGHTS AND AIRPORTS The airplane is the fastest and most comfortable means of transport to get to Portugal. Portugal’s main international airport is Lisbon-Portela (Aeroporto de Lisboa), located about 7 km north of the city center. This is the ...

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Torun: the medieval jewel of Poland

Torun is an important river port and a city of around two hundred thousand inhabitants. The city is also the capital of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian (Województwo kujawsko-pomorskie) voivodeship together with the city of Bydgoszcz. Torun is after Krakow, the second best ...

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The climate of Torun: when to go to Torun

The climate of Torun is temperate continental, the coldest months are January and February, while snow can fall in the months between November and April. The summer months of July and August are the hottest months, with average maximum temperatures ...

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Krakow tourist attractions: what to see in Krakow

The historic center of Krakow is located at the foot of the hill where the Wawel Royal Castle is located. The merchant city of the thirteenth century has one of the largest squares in Europe and numerous historical buildings such ...

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The climate of Krakow: when to go to Krakow

Krakow (Kraków) has a temperate continental climate. Climate changes are frequent, July is the hottest month and January the coldest. The winters are cold and dark, the snow makes its appearance between mid-December and mid-March, but despite this, the city ...

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Krakow (Kraków): ancient capital of Poland

Krakow (Kraków) (about 760,000 inhabitants), the ancient capital of Poland, is one of the most beautiful cities in the nation. This historic city is located in the south of the country, along the course of the Vistula River at the ...

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How to get to Krakow. Flights to Krakow

KRAKOW AIRPORT Krakow Airport is the John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice (Port Lotniczy im. Jana Pawła II Kraków-Balice), which is located approximately 11 km west of the city. The airport is connected to the city main train station (Kraków ...

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