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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 […]