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Beacon of Faith

Over four million people visit a village called Fátima in the centre of Portugal each year where three children saw the Virgin Mary almost a century ago.
 

A Piece of History

In the extreme south-western corner of Portugal lies a historic site that changed the world, Prince Henry the Navigator's Rosa dos Ventos.
 

The Making of Manuelino

Manuelino is the style that marks the Portuguese artistic and architectural shift away from the late Gothic during the reign of King Manuel I (1469-1521).
 

The Tróia Peninsula

Reachable by ferry from Setúbal, the pristine setting of the Tróia Peninsula is unquestionably one of Portugal's best-kept secrets.
 

The Village of Monsaraz

Perched high above the River Guardiana close to the frontier with Spain, the tiny medieval walled village of Monsaraz to the east of Évora is one of the most atmospheric places in the entire Alentejo region.
 

The Town of Silves

Once a rich and powerful city, Silves today is a sleepy town lying in the foothills of the Serra de Monchique mountains in the western Algarve.
 

West Side Story

One of the jewels in Portugal's tourism crown is the rocky, windswept headland called Cabo da Roca, mainland Europe's most westerly point.
 

The Village of Câmara de Lobos

Nestled midway along Madeira's more densely populated south coast, just 9 kilometres from the centre of Funchal, the quaint little fishing village of Câmara de Lobos is a popular stopover for travellers heading west from the capital towards Cabo Girão, one of the world's highest cliffs.
 

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Summer visitors to the picturesque Douro Valley region in the north of Portugal can enjoy a very large dose of nostalgia on one of the great railways journeys of the world.
 

Overland to Lisbon

For independent visitors travelling under their own steam, there are several routes to the Portuguese capital from the Spanish frontier and other outlying areas of the country, each offering a wide variety of sightseeing opportunities along the way.
 

The Tea Queen

Although Catarina de Bragança, the queen-consort of Charles II, didn't introduce tea to England, she certainly made the afternoon tea dance fashionable and due to her influence it became a much more widely drunk beverage.