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Aroeira Golf Resort

Aroeira Golf Resort (Herdade da Aroeira, 2820-567 Charneca da Caparica) – located 20 km. south of Lisbon, Aroeira is a 900-acre golf course on the Setubal peninsula. Opened in 1973, this course winds its way through a dense pine forest, and hosted the Portuguese Open tournaments in 1996 & 1997. Golfers of all standards should […]

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Algarve Shopping

Algarve Shopping (Lanka Parque Comercial e Industrial do AlgarveFracção 3 Tavagueira Guia, Albufeira) – this shopping complex has over 25 men’s and women’s clothing and fashion shops including Zara, Morgan, Mango, H&M, C&A and Pepe Jeans and for more sporty clothing QuickSilver, Ericeira Surf and Sportzone. There are also children’s shops (clothes, toys, etc.), several […]

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A Capelinha Caffé

A Capelinha Caffé (Centromar Shopping Center, Faro) – this is an attractive bar near the sea — that attracts clients of various age groups and plays various types of music, including Latin rhythms. It has excellent views of the coast from Praia Formosa beach to Cabo Girão. For those who are hungry, it also serves […]

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100 Maneiras

100 Maneiras (Rua do Texeira 35, Bairro Alto, Lisbon) –– The Bosnian chef and owner of this restaurant focuses on everything a good cook should have: product quality, creative cuisine, talent, imagination and kindness. The chef visits the Ribeira Food Market every day and makes his daily menu depending on the fresh products he encounters […]

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Metro

Metro (train & bus) (Lisbon):  Lisbon’s metro (subway) is modern, clean, and efficient. It (along with Lisbon’s buses and trams) runs from 6:30AM to 1:00AM, and many Metro stations are decorated with contemporary art, making it a tourist attraction in itself.  Metro (train & bus) (Lisbon):  Lisbon’s metro (subway) is modern, clean, and efficient. It […]

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Ajuda National Palace

Ajuda National Palace (Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon) – this palace, located in central Lisbon was once the permanent residence of Portugal’s royal family, which construction was started in 1795, but never fully completed (due to political turmoil that the country endured during portions of the 19th century – in particular, the Napoleonic invasion of Portugal, […]

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25 de Abril Bridge

25 de Abril Bridge (Lisbon) – this suspension bridge, inaugurated in 1966 (with an appearance and color similar to the Golden Gate Bridge — San Francisco, CA, USA), connects the Portuguese capital of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada on the south bank of the city’s Tejo River. It was named after the Carnation Revolution […]

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About Portugal

Portugal is located on the Iberian Peninsula (which it shares with neighboring Spain) in the southwestern part of Europe. It occupies the western portion of the Iberian Peninsula — facing the Atlantic coast. Along with the country’s mainland, Portugal includes the Azores (a string of nine islands located 1,500 km west of Lisbon), as well […]