Historic Center of Porto (World Heritage)
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Historic Center of Porto (World Heritage)

The ancient Portus Cale is terraced into the steep rock walls on the banks of the Douro. From 716 to 997 the city was under Moorish rule. The mighty cathedral towers over the picturesque old town, the Ribeira, with its narrow streets, churches and typical granite houses. Historic Center of Porto: Facts Official title: Historic […]

Alcobaça Monastery (World Heritage)
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Alcobaça Monastery (World Heritage)

The origin of the monastery goes back to a vow made by Alfons I. He had it built in gratitude for the victory against the Moors in 1147. The monastery building is one of the largest sacred structures in the country and introduced the Gothic style to Portugal. Alcobaça is closely linked to the founding […]

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The Best Cities for SPA in Europe Part 2

There are many good spas in Europe, but far too many of them are located in remote corners. Still, it’s fine to combine a city break with wellness. You just have to choose the right big city. Here are five suggestions that will allow you to combine spa with top nightlife, great restaurants, shopping and […]

Portugal Religion
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Portugal Religion

More than eight out of ten Portuguese are Catholics, but there are also small groups of Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Muslims and Jews in the country. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the constitution, and the church is separate from the state. The Roman Catholic Church has had a strong influence over Portuguese society for long […]