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Tavira: ancient city and fishing port of the Algarve

Tavira together with Lagos is one of the most beautiful historical cities on the Algarve coast. The city is located along the banks of the Rio Gilão 3 km from the mouth of the river. The many churches and the ...

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Lagos: beaches and spectacular sea stacks

Lagos is an ancient port, also used during the Arab occupation. The city became important in the fifteenth century thanks to the Prince of Portugal Henry the Navigator, who used it as a favorite base for the departures of Portuguese ...

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Portimão: the beaches of Praia da Rocha and Alvor

Portimão (45,000 inhabitants) is the second most populous city in the Algarve. Its historic center is picturesque with a medieval core of narrow alleys located on a bend in the ribeira de Odeluca. The area where the city stands was ...

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Albufeira: the Saint-Tropez of Portugal

Albufeira was originally a picturesque fishing village along the Algarve coast. But from the 70s of the twentieth century the fishing village has developed to become the main tourist center of the Algarve. Albufeira is nicknamed the Saint-Tropez of Portugal. ...

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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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The climate of Portugal: when to go to Portugal

The Portuguese climate is a relatively rainy Mediterranean type due to the presence of the Atlantic ocean. The rains are more frequent in autumn and winter. The climate of Portugal varies significantly from one region to another, influenced by altitude, ...

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The attractions of Portugal: what to see in Portugal

Portugal is a nation rich in historical attractions. The country had its golden age at the time of geographical discoveries when Portugal controlled the spice trade from Asia and extended its commercial and military control to Brazil, to the African ...

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