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Things to do in Portugal with Us
Notice a 16th-century fortification UNESCO World Heritage Site, that used to be the point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.
It was built during the height of the Portuguese Renaissance and is a prominent example of the Portuguese Manueline style, whereas it also incorporates hints of other architectural styles.
Visit one of the most prominent examples of Lisbon's late Portuguese Gothic Manueline style of architecture. Erected in the 16th century, this World Heritage Site became part of Portuguese identity and culture and owed its construction to tax on the profits of the yearly Portuguese India Armadas.
Glimpse a stylized caravel that seems to be setting out to sea, with Henry the Navigator in its prow. Time for a private guided visit to one of the World's most noteworthy collections of horse-drawn carriages, making this a highly recommended stop. It features some imposing horse-drawn vehicles from the 16th century that belonged to Philip II of Spain.
Make a stop in Alfama, Lisbon's most emblematic quarter and one of the most rewarding for visitors, thanks to its medieval alleys and outstanding views. Due to its bedrock foundation, it survived the 1755 earthquake, and a walk through this old-fashioned residential neighborhood is now a step back in time.
Embark into a unique historical journey while visiting an 11th-century fortification built during the Moorish period. The Castle's purpose was to house military troops and, in case of siege, the elite who lived in the citadel, unlike most European castles that used to serve as a residence.
Enjoy a private visit to a one-of-a-kind attraction housed in a magnificent old convent from 1509 with a tile collection featuring pieces that go back to the 1400s. It explains the origins and evolution of art in Portugal, which ended up being the country with the most extensive and innovative uses of tiles.
Launch into an Algarve journey and step back in time. Visit the Fortress of Sagres, an imposing fort built in the 15th century by a man-made extension of natural rock. Tour the Slave Market Museum and perceive a regrettable chapter in Portuguese History.
Spend the day uncovering the enchanting town of Sintra with its exuberant palaces and dramatic landscape. Learn about Portuguese history through the architecture and notice ornated interiors with remarkable decoration combining various artistic styles, kings' tastes, and pompous lifestyles.
Take advantage of a cultural city tour to the World Heritage Angra do Heroísmo. Visit the 400-year-old fortifications and unique examples of military architecture, amongst other fascinating attractions, under the guidance of an expert guide.