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Rossio Square, one of the main squares in Lisbon, as viewed from the Santa Justa elevator  
   

Rossio Square, one of the main squares in Lisbon, as viewed from the Santa Justa elevator

A glimpse of Portugal

July 11th 2012
With only 4 days in Portugal - 3 on the mainland, and one in the Azores - we had to maximize every minute, and plan ahead. After a bit of research, we decided to spend one day each in Porto, Sintra, and Lisbon, before flying to the Azores for a day, and then back home. We flew into Porto from Dublin, and took the Metro to the center of town, where our hotel was located. Upon exiting the Metro s ... read more
Europe » Portugal

Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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