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Towering over Lisbon's southern coastline, the great limestone ridge of the Serra da Arrábida, 40 km south of the city and clearly visible from its higher points, is home to the world’s oldest living examples of Mediterranean vegetation.
Situated high on a plateau near Portugal’s north-eastern frontier with Spain, the ancient city of Bragança was once the seat of the Dukes of Bragança, Portugal's fourth and final dynasty, which ruled the country from 1640 to 1910.
The history of Portugal's ground-breaking association with the seas spanned a hundred years from 1415-1515. Widely labelled as the Age of the Discoveries, this epoch-making period saw Portuguese navigators sail across uncharted seas to break out of the confines of Europe and discover the New World.
The tranquil River Douro in the north of Portugal is the perfect setting for a leisurely cruise, as you can see from this photograph taken in the sleepy town of Pinhão.
On the Douro, visitors can spend a week cruising in comfort and style, watching the region's spectacular scenery gradually unfold.
Deep gorges alternate with tranquil valleys and rocky hillsides laboriously sculpted into ancient terraces planted with row after row of precious vines, for this is the land of Port wine.
The Maximum Surfcamp in Peniche has capitalised on the town's rise to fame as a first-choice surfing destination by launching a value-added low season package between November and March priced from €199 per person per week, including accommodation and free use of all necessary equipment, most importantly surfboards and wet suits.
The great earthquake of 1755 wasn't exclusive to Lisbon. In fact, the epicentre was calculated to have been out in the Atlantic some 200 km south-west of the Algarve. But the capital was very badly shaken and here's an eyewitness account of what happened on that fateful day.
Once visited, never forgotten. It’s little wonder that the enchanting island of Madeira attracts more repeat visitors than any other part of the country. Blessed with a spectacular volcanic landscape and subtropical climate, it was discovered by Portuguese navigators in the 15th century.
Lawrence's has a history like no other place in Portugal. Arguably the second-oldest hotel establishment in Europe, and without doubt the most ancient in all the Iberian Peninsula, it is intimate enough for guests to quickly absorb its exquisite 18th-century character.