Façade of the Covilhã Church in Lisbon, Portugal ~ Photo: Anabela Maximiano ~ Ceramic tiles depicting various saints, (azulejos), adorn many Portugese walls & buildings. On hot days the sunlight bounces off the tiles, keeping the interiors cool. The art of decorative tiling was introduced in Portugal by the Moors over 5 centuries ago / Enter Portugal

Façade of the Covilhã Church in Lisbon, Portugal ~ Ceramic tiles depicting various saints, (azulejos), adorn many Portugese walls & buildings. The art of decorative tiling was introduced in Portugal by the Moors over 5 centuries ago

Café Majestic, Porto, Portugal

Porto: Coffee Stop! Café Majestic, Porto (là, ce n'est plus un "bistrot" !

Lisboa (Portugal). Café A Brasileira do Chiado. By josemazcona.

Travel Inspiration for Portugal - Lisboa (Portugal). Café "A Brasileira" do Chiado.

Portugal

Porto (occasionally also known as Oporto in English) is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe and the capital of the second major gr.

BAIRRO ALTO - "O BAIRRO" - 12 Things to do in Lisbon in Europe, Lisbon, Portugal | Travel | Hand Luggage Only

12 Things to do in Lisbon

Cork Trees: Soft-Skinned Monarchs of the Mediterranean - via Smithsonian Magazine 28.06.2012 | ...The average specimen of Quercus suber produces about 100 pounds of cork in a stripping, while the very largest tree—named the Whistler Tree, 45 feet tall and a resident of Portugal’s Alentejo region—produced a ton of bark at its last harvest in 2009. It was enough for about 100,000 corks—enough to plug up the entire annual sweet wine production of Chateau d’Yquem... #Portugal

Cork Trees: Soft-Skinned Monarchs of the Mediterranean

A harvester hauls away strips of bark from a Portuguese cork tree. The tree will stand for nine years before it is stripped again—if people are still harvesting cork by then. Photo by Sebastian Rich and World Wildlife Fund.

Tapetes de Flores - Corpo de Deus by Município de Ponte de Lima,  Portugal

Flowers carpet In the Street during the festivities Corpo de Deus, Ponte de Lima, Portugal

Handmade jewelry, bobbin lace, Peniche, Portugal (Joias feitas à mão com rendas de bilros de Peniche)

Handmade jewelry, bobbin lace, Peniche, Portugal (Joias feitas à mão com rendas…

Guimarães, o berço de Portugal | via Viaggiando 04.03.2014 | A cidade soube preservar o seu passado memorável e seu Centro Histórico é considerado Património Cultural da Humanidade pela UNESCO.  Foto: Rua de Santa Maria - Guimarães

One of the oldest streets in Guimarães, the cradle city of Portugal.

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