In Tomar, Portugal, was originally a Templar stronghold built in the 12th century.
After the Order of the Knights Templar was dissolved in the 14th century, the Portuguese branch of the order was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century.
The Convent of Christ of Tomar is one of Portugal's most impor...
Guimarães Castle (portuguese: Castelo de Guimarães), located in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, was ordered to be built by Dona Mumadona Dias in the 10th century in order to defend its monastery from Muslim and Norman attacks.
Count Dom Henrique (to whom the County of Portugal had been granted) chose Guimarães to establish his court.
The fortress, then over a century old. The no...
A wine professional from Portugal by the name of António Rocha Graça has, although not yet finished, provided us with all the wine regions in California, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Canada and Australia. He has also marked at least two regions for every other wine-producing country. HThe placemarks are over vineyards belonging to a particular wine apellation.
(Castelo de Paderne) is in Algarve, Portugal.
This hill fort was built by the Moors in the second half of the 12th Century.
Its is eight kilometers (five miles) from the Algarve resort of Albufeira, on a River Quarteira bend close to the village and civil parish of Paderne. It is 7.5 km (4.7 miles) north from the coast.
(Portuguese: Igreja dos Clérigos) is a Baroque church in the city of Porto, in Portugal.
Its tall bell tower, the Torre dos Clérigos, can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols.
The church was built for the Brotherhood of the Clérigos (Clergy) by Nicolau Nasoni, an Italian architect and painter who left an extense work in the...
(Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça) is a mediaeval monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal. It was founded by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, in 1153, and maintained a close association with the Kings of Portugal throughout its history.
The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, and, together with the Monastery of S...
The Alqueva dam is a dam located at the Guadiana river in the Alentejo region.
The reservoir is Portugal and Western Europe's largest.
The complex project was made to produce hydroelectric power, irrigation for farms in the surrounding area, as well as a large reservoir where several tourist ventures are also being built.
Alqueva, a village of about 350 inhabitant...