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Though many are not aware of this, the Alentejo is home to many castles. One of the reasons to visit this wonderful region in Portugal!  Paço de Evoramonte in Alentejo

Though many are not aware of this, the Alentejo is home to many castles. One of the reasons to visit this wonderful region in Portugal! Paço de Evoramonte in Alentejo

MOSTEIRO DE LORVÃO by Aldeias de Portugal

MOSTEIRO DE LORVÃO by Aldeias de Portugal

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Mountain Castles at Sintra  Just an hour outside Lisbon, Sintra offers a fairy-tale landscape of lush green mountains topped by magnificent palaces and royal retreats. The first castles were built here by the Moors in the eighth and ninth centuries. When Sintra became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family, the town attracted wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas, reflecting architectural styles from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

Mountain Castles at Sintra Just an hour outside Lisbon, Sintra offers a fairy-tale landscape of lush green mountains topped by magnificent palaces and royal retreats. The first castles were built here by the Moors in the eighth and ninth centuries. When Sintra became the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family, the town attracted wealthy aristocrats who built huge mansions and villas, reflecting architectural styles from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

Douro terraced vineyards, UNESCO World Heritage, oldest Demarcated Wine Region in the world (home of Portwine) - Portugal

Douro terraced vineyards, UNESCO World Heritage, oldest Demarcated Wine Region in the world (home of Portwine) - Portugal

Quinta da Bacalhoa, Vila Fresca de Azeitao, Setubal, Portugal. Photo by mdt_2007 on flickr.

Quinta da Bacalhoa, Vila Fresca de Azeitao, Setubal, Portugal. Photo by mdt_2007 on flickr.