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Lisbon

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5277,13105,340

Porto

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1064,2816,67

Albufeira

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363,685,200

Sintra

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538,2164,24

Cascais

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452,2321,32

Lagos

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246,639,107

Madeira Island

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797,1974,2

Évora

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424,1500,24

Funchal

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514,1074,102

Tavira

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209,434,37

Faro

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233,772,46

Ponta Delgada

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163,492,39

Alvor

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131,373,22

Ilha de São Miguel

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218,838,14

Fátima

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91,196,35

Coimbra

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313,745,28

Nazaré

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159,498,13

Óbidos

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359,935,17

Estoril

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62,353,19

Portimão

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66,243,53

Belém

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263,1023,0

Braga

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131,376,35

Praia da Rocha

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31,70,24

Aveiro

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65,243,28

Porto Santo Island

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69,170,9

Carvoeiro

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25,63,28

Viana do Castelo

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87,263,36

Guimarães

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167,540,15

Sagres

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119,382,13

Peniche

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41,189,10

Pinhão

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56,190,6

Silves

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Algarve/Silves-279621/TravelGuide-Silves.html

111,316,4

Quarteira

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24,67,19

Ericeira

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55,198,7

Cabo da Roca

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71,447,0

Tomar

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117,349,8

Amarante

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58,215,6

Olhão

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30,146,4

Ilha da Berlenga

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40,78,0

Setúbal

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28,146,26

Ferragudo

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20,74,6

Vila Real de Santo António

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52,127,3

Armação de Pêra

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21,60,14

Costa de Caparica

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15,47,5

Santarém

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48,122,4

Peso da Régua

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17,77,0

Alcochete

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38,165,0

Beja

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46,211,10

Bragança

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40,96,13

Monte Gordo

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Algarve/Monte_Gordo-284652/TravelGuide-Monte_Gordo.html

20,49,5

Lisbon

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Porto

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Albufeira

See all 363 Albufeira Tips
  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Albufeira Things to Do

    Albufeira is a charming town with very mixed architecture. The old town is great. You can sit with a coffee and a port wine in the square enjoying people and the whole atmosphere - there is something to look at in every direction, you can walk about in the small cobbled streets and around every corner you are surprised by new views. The beach is...

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  • Sheraton Algarve Hotel at Pine Cliffs...

    Albufeira Hotels

    I stayed two nights here in December 2004. The pools & garden are very nice. There is a indoor pool,...

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  • "Reveillon"

    Albufeira Off The Beaten Path

    Most people gather in Albufeira for New Year's eve. Some of them prefer to stay in the hotels. That´s what we did, in Hotel Paraíso de Albufeira. Several options, several levels of price, but no one stays at home in that night.

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Sintra

See all 538 Sintra Tips
  • Quinta da Regaleira

    5 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Things to Do

    "Man of scientific spirit, very large culture and rare sensibility...", is what I read in the leaflet received at the entrance of the park, about the man who conceived the place. I can't follow him! I find no harmony, no connection between the buildings, no rationality at all. Maybe... that's the idea. It's not easy to classify the place, but it...

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  • Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort

    Sintra Hotels

    We had a great holiday at this hotel, but there are some shortcomings which you should consider...

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  • Café a Piriquita

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Restaurants

    I visited Piriquita cafe in March 2011 for one reason – to sample the local Queijadas de Sintra ("cheesecakes of Sintra"). I had just eaten lunch at Restaurante Alcobaca next door, but their dessert menu did not include queijadas, so I made my way to Piriquita instead. My guidebook recommended Piriquita as the best place to sample these local...

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Cascais

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Lagos

See all 246 Lagos Tips
  • Grottos

    Lagos Things to Do

    If this is your first visit to Lagos, you simply must take a "grotto tour". Step into a small fishing boat, let your local fisherman be your guide, and witness from the water, the distinctive and magnificent cliffs that surround the Lagos area. It is truly a sight unseen! Your guide will navigate around and under the intriguing rock formations,...

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  • Tivoli Lagos

    Lagos Hotels

    The Tivoli hotel in Lagos is a nice 4 star hotel with good facilities such as a couple of...

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  • Ponta da Piedade

    Lagos Things to Do

    This is my favorite point in Algarve. After a long walk, or a short ride by car, you are at a beautiful natural point, 5 Km from town. Naturism is still possible in Pinheirinhos, one of its secluded beaches.

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Madeira Island

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  • Weigh and Pay Meals

    Madeira Island Shopping

    Pingo Doce supermarkets are found in abundance throughout Funchal. (Many in large shopping centres) We found that they sold not only take-away, weigh and pay salad, plus hot food but had self service cafe areas too. Quick affordable meals, selecting and paying for only what you wanted. It gets even better as they reduce food by 50% after 9 p.m. The...

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  • Hotel Calheta Beach

    Madeira Island Hotels

    Calheta has a marvelous marina and have the only beach of yellow sand. It´s situated in the West...

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  • You won't leave hungry

    Madeira Island Restaurants

    At first glance Casa Itália might not stand out from the myriad of restaurants in the Lido area. There is more of a cafe feel, than classy restaurant, to Casa Italia nevertheless their food is delicious. Portions are generous making all dishes, pizza and pastas, superb value for money. We ordered a small tuna salad to share with our pastas, when it...

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Évora

See all 424 Évora Tips
  • Chapel of Bones

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Évora Things to Do

    Capela dos Ossos or the Chapel of Bones belongs to Igreja Real de São Francisco (Royal Church of Saint Francis). Thais chapel is famous because of its ossuary constructed out of the human bones. But before to get in the ossuary you go through the cloister and enter to baroque chapel itself. In the chapel over the entrance to ossuary you will be...

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  • Albergaria Do Calvario

    Évora Hotels

    My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the Albergaria Do Calvario and we enjoyed every minute of...

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  • Traditional Alentejo Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Évora Restaurants

    The good typical dishes from Alentejo, are prepared with conscience and respect for costumers and traditions. Going in a low season day, we found a service in a normal rhythm, unusual in those latitude. The three usual speeds in Alentejo (slow, very slow and stopped) were not respected, and we finished lunch in a very acceptable time, with a nice...

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Funchal

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  • Madeira Sidecar Tours

    Funchal Things to Do

    The best way to explore Madeira with a local is by a sidecar motorbike. Forget the buses or driving on narrow roads. The motorbike and their comfortable sidecars are new on the scene in Madeira and cause much noise when driving through towns and villages. On the old roads the views are spectacular and the sense of freedom and openness is...

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  • Quinta Jardins do Lago Inn

    Funchal Hotels

    Calm, friendly More to be found on my webpages on Madeira The 50-year old turtle is an attraction by...

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  • Fantastic

    Funchal Things to Do

    The best way to explore Madeira with a local is by a sidecar motorbike. Forget the buses or driving on narrow roads. The motorbike and their comfortable sidecars are new on the scene in Madeira and cause much noise when driving through towns and villages. On the old roads the views are spectacular and the sense of freedom and openness is wonderful.

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Tavira

See all 209 Tavira Tips
  • The Castle

    Tavira Things to Do

    A worthwhile stroll is to make your way to the top of the hill to Tavira's castle. The castle itself was built sometime in the 12th Century and was destroyed by an earthquake in 1755. The ruins aren't particularly remarkable, but the views from the walls are excellent. There are also lovely flowers and trees in the courtyard, making for a nice...

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  • Hotel Eurotel Tavira

    Tavira Hotels

    an hotel so-so about average with some charm and well atendant staff. not very modern building but...

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  • Carmo church

    Tavira Things to Do

    Built between 1744 and 1792 near Carmo's convent this church has a Baroque facade, but in its six chapels the dominating style is Rococo.

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Faro

See all 233 Faro Tips
  • Old Town

    Faro Things to Do

    Faro's Old Town is, to use that hackneyed phrase, a little gem. It's small, quiet and wonderfully atmospheric. You enter through the 18th century Arco da Vila ( main photo on the Introduction page) walk uphill through impeccably cobbled streets framed by elegantly balconied houses ( photo 2) and arrive at the Largo da Se.Further on is the Praca...

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  • Tivoli Carvoeiro

    Faro Hotels

    Rooms are in need of a makeover - ours was noisey especially in the evening in the form of...

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  • Swim

    Faro Things to Do

    A desert beach in Algarve is something from the 19th century, but the beach in Ilha de Faro, has long sections with few people, giving you the sensation of freedom, impossible in the generally overcrowded beaches.

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Ponta Delgada

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  • Flights from the Azores to mainland...

    Ponta Delgada Transportation

    Além das companhias aéreas SATA e TAP ligarem Portugal continental aos Açores, há também as companhias de baixo custo Easyjet e Ryanair. Esta ainda liga Ponta Delgada a Londres, aeroporto de Stansted, aos sábados.Besides the airlines SATA and TAP linking the mainland Portugal to the Azores, there are also the low cost airlines Easyjet and...

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  • Hotel Talisman

    Ponta Delgada Hotels

    Very friendly their goal is to please,was disapointed though upon arriving after a very long...

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  • Shuttle Bus between the airport and...

    Ponta Delgada Transportation

    There is a shuttle bus linking the airport to downtown. This bus departes from the airport about 20 minutes after the arrival of the airplanes and is availabe from the first to the last flight.Há um serviço de autocarro que liga o aeroporto à baixa. Este autocarro parte do aeroporto cerca de 20 minutos após a chegada dos aviões e encontra-se...

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Alvor

See all 131 Alvor Tips
  • Great Little Indian

    Alvor Restaurants

    Although only small The Indian Hut II (Indian Hut I is around the corner and much bigger) serves up some really nice food. We had a lovely meal here on our last night, We ordered Chicken Chat and shish Kebab to start followed by a Lamb Karahi and Chicken Pasanda with Pilau Rice and Garlic and Chilli Nan. It was all really tasty, service was quick...

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  • Pestana Alvor Park Hotel

    Alvor Hotels

    The hotel is part of The Pestana group of hotels and resorts, one of 5 in Alvor. beautifully...

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  • The Best Food In Town

    Alvor Restaurants

    This Restaurant certainly serves the best food in town, I love it. The food is Fantastic and it has a real local traditional family run atmosphere. As soon as you walk in the door you will know that you are on to something special, The Traditional Fishermans house type decor really gives it atmosphere and indeed the Owner of the Restaurant used to...

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Ilha de São Miguel

  • Caloura Bar-Esplanada

    Ilha de São Miguel Restaurants

    Staying at the Caloura resort limits your choices for dinner, thankfully, this spot is about a km away and is fabulous. The chef spent many years on the mainland in the kitchens of Lisbon before returning to the Azores to run this little gem. He grills the fish beautifully (we had barracuda) and accompanies it with Azoran wine, bread and basic...

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  • Caloura Hotel Resort

    Ilha de São Miguel Hotels

    Very clean, friendly staff, great breakfast. Dining room is a bit pricy but you can get a sandwich...

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  • Great food and location.

    Ilha de São Miguel Restaurants

    Staying at the Caloura resort limits your choices for dinner, thankfully, this spot is about a km away and is fabulous. The chef spent many years on the mainland in the kitchens of Lisbon before returning to the Azores to run this little gem. He grills the fish beautifully (we had barracuda) and accompanies it with Azoran wine, bread and basic...

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Fátima

See all 91 Fátima Tips
  • Tourism

    Fátima Things to Do

    Though, in my opinion, the only touristic attraction to non-believers is... people and the strength of their faith, Fatima is always crowded with tourists. If you decide to be one more... OK. You just have to respect the pilgrims, and make the merchants's happiness. But remember, nearby, you have some priorities that would make you feel sad if you...

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  • Hotel Anjo de Portugal

    Fátima Hotels

    For me this is the best location at Fátima, considering star quality and also cost vs. benefit. So,...

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  • Souvenirs, souvenirs, souvenirs

    Fátima Things to Do

    Everything... Everything! We sell everything! All kinds of crafts from wax to jewellery, statues, toys, clothes, paintings, and all you can imagine, are available around the hotels, hostels, restaurants, stalls, shops that ARE Fatima. It's easy to find some "portuguese" crafts made in China, and if you search a little more, there's also Taiwan,...

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  • gwened's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    The route of wines of the Algarve has open up, the first route is call the Ruta Gil Eanes, following the steps of the navigator who made it past the Cape Bojador in the northern western Sahara. Gil Eanes was a native of Lagos. Then, it will be the Ruta do Arade ,Ruta by the Arab history of the region, and then the Ruta de los Acantilados . More here in English, http://www.rotadosvinhosdoalgarve.pt/

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Portugal vacations are pleasant surprises offering the opportunity for relaxation along some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe (not just in the Algarve), and some of its richest history. Set...