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Sete Cidades, breathtaking  viewpoint of twin lakes  

Sete Cidades, breathtaking viewpoint of twin lakes

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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