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Friday Feature Photo: The Evolution from Mosque to Portuguese Cathedral

Photographer: Bert Kaufmann Capture Date: June 5, 2009 Location: Sé de Lisboa, Portugal About:  Sé de Lisboa (Lisbon cathedral) was built shortly after the reconquest of Lisbon from the Moors in 1147. Many years later, having being significantly modified after the 1755 earthquake and restored at the beginning of the 19th and 20th centuries, […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Extraterrestrial Landscape of Portugal

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: July 21, 2015 Location: Pico do Arieiro, Portugal About: There’s a reason why people fawn over Pico do Arieiro, Portugal’s third highest mountain…it’s absolutely breathtaking. Your mind wonders to alien planets where laws of gravity don’t seem to apply. It’s just you, the red rocky terrain and […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Golden Algarve Coast

Photographer: Berit Watkin Capture Date: March 24, 2015 Location: Algarve, Spain About: The Algarve is enchanting and alluring. Coastal Algarve is renown for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands. There are more than 150 beaches to choose from but some of the top include: Praia da Marinha (Lagoa), Praia da Falésia (Albufeira), Praia […]

Friday Feature Photo: Cruising with Portuguese Dolphins

Photographer: Chrismatos Capture Date: March 29, 2010 Location: Portugal About: Portugal has two dolphinaria, one located in the southern region of the Algarve and the other in Lisbon. Together they reportedly hold a total of 25 bottlenose dolphins, while the islands are home to heaps of wild cetaceans. In Madeira, you can experience inshore sightings of […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Portuguese Village of Wisdom

Photographer: Jairo BD Capture Date: December 30, 2007 Location: Coimbra, Portugal About: In regards to profound historic significance and pure enchantment, Coimbra is second only to Oporto and Sintra. Its stone facades nestle along a hill that rise above the curves of the river Mondego, the ornate buildings of the famous University of Coimbra are its crowning […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Controversial Grape of Spain

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: April 21, 2011 Location: Utiel-Requena, Spain About: With a climate ideally suited for growing Bobal and a score of growers and winemakers passionate about preserving their heritage and rewriting the modern wine story of their region, the DO Utiel-Requena has sparked the interest of the true wine aficionados […]