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Tróia Peninsula, Portugal
The Troia peninsula just south of the city of Setubal, in Portugal, is a long and narrow strip of sand dunes and endless beaches separating the Sado river from the Atlantic Ocean. On the river side you have spectacular views towards the Arrabida...
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7570-789 Carvalhal, Portugal
Ilha do Arroz is essentially a wooden beach shack nestled in the dunes on the Comporta coastline... but not just any beach shack, this place has a 5 star menu, delicious cocktails and a wonderfully laid back vibe. A caipirinha on the deck is the...
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R. José Augusto Coelho 11/13, 2925-942 Azeitão, Portugal
One of the oldest portuguese winemakers, perhaps the most organized tour showing the old process of wine making. A real history of a family business with more than 160 years who lives the portuguese monarchy and republic. The tour starts with a...
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Evora, Portugal
Evora is a World Heritage town south of Lisbon in the area of the country called Alentejo. It takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to get there and if you go in the summer you will be sure to experience high temperatures. The food in Alentejo is...
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Vila Nova de Milfontes, 7645 Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
Vila Nova de Milfontes is a beautiful seaside village on the southwest coast of Portugal, with sunny outlooks, brightly colored buildings, a charming seafront and delicious ice cream. Our friendly B&B owner suggested we visit the town beach, and...
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Iberia
As we arrived in Arraiolos, in the Alentejo area of Portugal, we saw the 14th century castle and the 16th century church resting majestically up on the hill overlooking the town. Arraiolos is known worldwide for its gorgeous woolen carpets which...
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Pousada de Arraiolos - Nossa Sra. da Assunção, 7044-909 Arraiolos, Portugal
The 16th century convent that was dedicated to Our Lady is nestled among holm oak and olive trees just outside of the little town of Arraiolos. In 1995, the convent became a luxury 5-star hotel. The pousada is a combination of traditional and...
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R. do Bairro Serpa Pinto 15, 7040 Arraiolos, Portugal
While walking through the historic village of Arraiolos in Portugal's Alentejo region, I had to stop several times to admire the architectural details on so many of the buildings. The structures were all whitewashed and trimmed in that bright blue...
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7040 Arraiolos, Portugal
I took a stroll around the plaza and the little streets of the village of Arraiolos in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The streets and alleyways were pristine and so well kept. The plaza was alive with children playing. Naturally, I stopped in...
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Pousada de Arraiolos - Nossa Sra. da Assunção, 7044-909 Arraiolos, Portugal
The Pousada de Arraiolos is a hotel in a fully restored Portuguese convent dating back to the 1500s. The building is beautiful and minimal, lots of stonework and white plaster faithfully representing its appearance throughout the centuries, but...
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Alcarcova de Baixo 23, 7000-656 Évora, Portugal
We were trying to escape a rare late afternoon rain shower when, by sheer luck, we stumbled upon Piparoza. This cozy restaurant is an absolute gem. We feasted on small plates of tender and zesty octopus salad, melt-in-your-mouth delicious codfish...
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Praça 1º de Maio 4, 7000-650 Évora, Portugal
Just around the corner from the front of St. Francis church is the unassuming entrance to Capela dos Ossos, aka the Chapel of Bones. The temperature dips slightly as you walk down the stone hallway and a smell similar to rain on dry earth welcomes...