The historic Tower of Belem in Lisbon, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

In the 16th century, Portugal and Spain were the greatest maritime powers in the Planet.

Located in the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal had a strategic position to conquer lands in others continents. Today, as an European Union member, Portugal is resuming its economic growth.

 

Cascais and Estoril, Lisbon Metropolitan Area.

 

Tourism

 

Portugal map

 

Farol Santa Marta and the Casa de Santa Maria, in Cascais.

 

Oceanário de Lisboa (Lisbon), dedicated to the conservation of the oceans (Photo A. Milena - Ag. Brasil).

 

Above, Praia da Rocha, in Algarve, south of Portugal. The region is one of the main tourist destination of the country.

Our Lady of Fatima Sanctuary (left), honors the Apparitions of Virgin Mary at Fatima, as related by three shepherd children, in 1917.

 

Algarve Portugal

 

Turismo Portugal

 

Santuário de Fátima

 

 

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Tower of Belem

 

 

Oceanário de Lisboa

 

Travel

 

 

 

Rui Cunha / Turismo Cascais

 

Rui Cunha / Turismo Cascais