Beatrice Bulteau Exhibition

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Beatrice Bulteau Exhibition

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Praia Do Lobos Hotel Azores

Praia Do Lobos Hotel Azores

Praia Do Lobos Hotel Azores.

The Praia De Lobos Hotel in Vila Do Porto is a good accommodation option on the Azores island of Santa Maria. The 34-room, 3-star hotel is a family favorite and located within easy driving distance of the airport and the center of town. Swimming pool and tennis courts available for guests nearby.

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Praia Do Lobos Hotel
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Vila Do Porto
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Lagos Fort Lagos Algarve

Lagos Fort, Lagos Town, Algarve


Lagos Fort, Lagos Town, Algarve


Lagos Fort points back to the town's heyday as a port for the long voyages undertaken by Portugal's adventurers during the "Age of Discovery".

Henry the Navigator used the town as a base for his explorations. The stone castle was therefore built in the 17th century to protect the town and the coast of the Algarve. The picturesque fort now houses a small museum on Portugal's maritime history.

Lagos Fort illuminated at night
Lagos Fort illuminated at night
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Wind Power & Solar Power In Portugal

Wind Power & Solar Power In Portugal

Portugal, which is forced to import over 80% of its energy needs is pressing ahead with large-scale alternative energy projects.
Wind turbines
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Portugal has given the go-ahead for a number of large-scale wind and solar power projects over the last year. With an Atlantic coastline of over 500 miles and abundant sunshine Portugal is well-suited to harnessing the power of the sun and wind.

Portugal is also developing a wave power plant off the coast at Povoa de Varzim. Wave power could supply Portugal with around 20 percent of its annual electricity needs, according to recent studies.

In 2016 Portugal supplied its energy needs for 4 consecutive days using alternative energy alone.

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Dom Luis I Bridge Porto

Dom Luis I Bridge Porto

The Dom Luis I Bridge is one of the most distinctive sights in Porto.

Dom Luis I Bridge
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The road bridge links Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia and it's historic port wine lodges on two levels with the city's metro line now running on the upper tier, replacing the previous road crossing and cars and other vehicles on the lower tier.

There are stunning views for pedestrians from the upper tier.

The bridge was opened in 1886 and designed by a follower of Gustav Eiffel, who incidentally built the Ponte de Dona Maria Pia railway bridge in Porto.

Dom Luis I Bridge, Porto

Dom Luis I Bridge, Porto, Portugal

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Ponte 25 de Abril

Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge), Lisbon

The Ponte 25 de Abril which spans the Tagus River in Lisbon was built in 1966 by the American Bridge Company, who also built the similar San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge suspension bridge in San Francisco.

Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisbon
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The Ponte 25 de Abril is 2,277 meters long, making it the 17th longest suspension bridge in the world (at the time of writing) and 70 meters above the water level. The bridge carries trains and cars and has a toll for the northbound route. Around 150,000 cars and over 150 trains cross the bridge daily on the two rail tracks and 6 car lanes.

Originally called the Salazar Bridge, the bridge was renamed after the day the 1974 Carnation Revolution took place in Portugal.

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Camilo Beach Lagos Algarve

Camilo Beach Lagos Algarve

Camilo Beach in Lagos on Portugal's Algarve is known for its secluded coves and sandstone rocks.

Camilo Beach Lagos Algarve - copyright Jean Kugler
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Porto Moniz

Porto Moniz, Madeira, Portugal

The small village of Porto Moniz on the north west coast of Madeira is known for its natural outdoor swimming pools formed from volcanic rock pools near the sea.



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Cabo Girao Cliff Madeira

Cabo Girao, Madeira

Cabo Girao in Madeira is one of Europe's tallest cliffs.

Cabo Girao - The 3rd Tallest Cliff In Europe, Madeira, Portugal
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Cabo Girao is around 2 km from Câmara de Lobos to the west of Funchal and at its highest point is 589 meters (1,900 feet) above sea level. There are higher European cliffs in Norway and Ireland. A viewing platform at the top enables visitors with a head for heights to contemplate the sheer drop down to the sea.

There are terraced fields below the cliff (see image above to the right), which until 2003 were only accessible by boat. Now a cable car is in operation to allow farmers to reach their fields.

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Portugal Votes For Abortion

Portugal Votes For Abortion

Portugal's citizens voted 59.3% in favor of a change in the nation's law to allow abortions on Sunday but there was only a 40% turnout of eligible voters.

Portugal's Prime Minister Jose Socrates has vowed to press ahead with the proposed legislation, in which abortions will become legal in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

At present, abortions are only legal in cases of rape, a health threat to the expectant mother or foetal abnormality.

Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo, the Patriarch of Lisbon and the leader of the opposition Partido Popular Jose Ribeiro e Castro spoke out against Socrates' plans.

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Abortion Vote

Portugal's citizens will vote in a February 11 referendum on legalizing abortion in the country.

A previous referendum was held on the subject in 1998 and only 32% of eligible voters went to the polls rendering the results invalid.

A similar outcome may be the result of this Sunday's vote.

At present there are an estimated 23,000 "back-street" abortions in Portugal, which along with Ireland and Poland, bans the practice.

If the proposed legislation is approved, abortions will become legal in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Support for legalized abortion comes mainly from the larger cities, such as Lisbon and Porto, whereas opposition is centered in the Catholic Church and the more conservative areas in the agricultural north.

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Ronaldo Sportsman Of The Year

Ronaldo Sportsman Of The Year

Manchester United's 21-year-old soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Portugal's sportsman of the year by Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

Ronaldo Sportsman Of The Year


Benfica striker Nuno Gomes was second followed by 2004 winner Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Ronaldo has been in great form for both club and country. The Funchal-born, Madeira-native had an excellent World Cup in Germany and has found his goal-scoring form in the English Premiership this season, with 14 goals so far.

Manchester United great Sir Bobby Charlton, has predicted the young player, signed by United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003 to become the 2007 Footballer of the Year.

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