Portugal has a rich history of ancient navigators, such as Ferdinand Magellan and Vasco da Gama, and this sphere, or the Coat of Arms, is emblematic of the nautical culture of Portugal. Description from buzzle.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
The dedicated Half Day is to one of the havens of Madeira, the Gardens! The first stop is at Monte Palace Tropical Garden, which impresses with its beauty, diversity of culture, as well as traces of the history of Portugal since the reign of D. Afonso Henriques. #Sightseeing #tour #garden #botanical #monte #palace #funchal #madeira #island #excursion
6 Traditional Portuguese wine-producing villages to explore in the Alto Douro Wine Region of Portugal: Provosende, Ucanha, Salzedas, Trevões, Barcos and Favaios. Discover Cistercian monasteries, baroque manor houses, traditional schist cottages and other interesting architecture. Learn about local culture, history and traditions, sample port wine, Douro wine and moscatel wine and corner bread from Favaios. Click to read more
Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and is overflowing with culture so rich that dates back from many years before. It is also filled with interesting tales from its hundreds of years history and has produced fine artist over the years. There are almost endless of interesting things to do in Barcelona and all you need is enough time to see these all. From art to food and from architecture to its festivals, Barcelona has it all.
The famous Manueline-style window of the Convent of Christ in Tomar, Portugal. Please, read more about Templars of Portugal >>> https://victortravelblog.com/2014/06/10/castles-knights-templar-in-portugal-history/
The Castle of São Jorge (Portuguese: Castelo de São Jorge) is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval period of Portuguese history, and is one of the main tourist sites of Lisbon.