Across Spain and Portugal

14 - 18

Let music and wine merge into a collage of sensations on this excellent trip through the best cities and towns of the Iberian Peninsula.

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  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • CultureCulture
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Madrid, Spain

  • 2

    Segovia, Spain

  • 3

    Avila, Spain

  • 4

    Salamanca, Spain

  • 5

    Vila Real, Portugal

  • 6

    Porto, Portugal

  • 7

    Coimbra, Portugal

  • 8

    Lisbon, Portugal

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Things to do in and around Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Edificio Villanueva
  • Madrid near Plaza Mayor
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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  • Palacio de cristal
  • Estacion de Atocha (Atocha railway station)
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Madrid 454 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
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  • Cuenca
  • SPAIN2013
  • Convent of Las Descalzas Reales
  • Madrid - Museo El Prado
  • A fight!
  • de Aranjuez un mediodía de verano
  • saltos de agua
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Spain, Community of Madrid region

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Madrid is where ancient and old meet modern and cosmopolitan, where sightseeing, dancing, and shopping go hand in hand.

Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural center of Spain. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theater with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of National museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado.
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Things to do in and around Segovia

  • segovia autumn sunset
  • Façade méridionale, palais royal de La Granja de San Ildefonso, province de Ségovie, Castille-Leon, Espagne.
  • Segovia Cathedral
  • El Alcazar, Segovia
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial


Spain, Castile and Leon region

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Segovia has an illustrious past dating to Roman times, only rivaled by the beauty of the landscape surrounding it.

Segovia is a city in the region of Castile and Leon, Spain. In 1985 the old city of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage by UNESCO. In 1985 the old city of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The old city contains a multitude of historic buildings both civil and religious, including a large number of buildings of Jewish origin, notably within the old Jewish Quarter. One of the most historically important Jewish sites is the Jewish cemetery, El Pinarillo. Among the most important monuments in the city is the Aqueduct of Segovia, located in Plaza del Azoguejo, it is the defining historical feature of the city, dating from the late 1st or early 2nd century CE.
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Things to do in and around Avila

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  • Ávila
  • Avila
  • Ávila's Cloister of Silence
  • Basilica of San Vicente 2
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial


Spain, Castile and Leon region

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Known for its stunning fortified walls, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is full of medieval history as well as superb food.

Avila is a Spanish town located in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon. It is sometimes called the Town of Stones and Saints, and it claims that it is one of the towns with the highest number of Romanesque and Gothic churches (and bars and restaurants) per capita in Spain. It is notable for having complete and prominent medieval town walls, built in the Romanesque style. The writer Jose Martínez Ruiz (Azorín), in his seminal book El alma castellana (The Castilian Soul), described it as "perhaps the most 16th century town in Spain", and it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
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Things to do in and around Salamanca

  • salamanca bird view
  • Salamanca street 2
  • Plaza mayor
  • La Catedral Vieja de Salamanca
  • Casa de las conchas (2)
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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  • Old and New Cathedrals / Catedrales Vieja y Nueva, Salamanca
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  • san Esteban de Salamanca
  • La iglesia visigoda de San Pedro de la Nave


Spain, Castile and Leon region

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The historical richness of Salamanca's architecture has earned it a status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Salamanca is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and Leon. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. It is one of the most important university cities in Spain. Salamanca attracts thousands of international students, generating a diverse environment. The University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1218, is the oldest university in Spain and the fourth oldest western university.
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Things to do in and around Vila Real

  • Vila Real
  • Praça no Centro Histórico de Vila Real
  • Vila Real Se
  • Guimarães-019
  • The bicycle
  • Montesinho Natural Park
  • 29/07/2012 · Serra do Alvão

Vila Real

Portugal, Norte region

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A lively town on the banks of the River Douro, the perfect starting place for exploring the Port Wine Route and the Douro Valley.

Vila Real has an elevation of 460 m. The Alvao and Marao mountains overlook the town on the North and West side, respectively, rising up to 1400 m. Vila Real was founded in 1289 by King Denis of Portugal, hence its name meaning Royal Town. It housed more members of the royal family during the Middle Ages than any other settlement in Portugal except the capital in Lisbon, and family Coats of Arms remain above old houses, some of which still occupied by those families. The town is home to several museums and historic sites, and surrounded by beautiful nature parks and even more historic sites.
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Things to do in and around Porto

  • Ligurian colours
  • Ramos Pinto Building
  • Praça de Almeida Garett
  • Porto
  • Serralves Foundation
  • Guimarães-019
  • Mistérios Negros Hiking Trail
  • Igreja de São Francisco - Salvador/BA
  • igreja do carmo
  • 20140619-Portugal-0656-Porto-Rua_de_Santa_Catarina
  • granite
  • Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
  • The bicycle
  • Porto 2009-03-28 001
  • Cais da Ribeira
  • Livraria Lello & Irmão
  • Palace Hotel do Bussaco, Bussaco, Portugal
  • Town of Tomar
  • Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Porto
  • Av. Gustavo Eiffel & Funicular dos Guindais | Porto
  • Santa Clara interior
  • Escultor Leopoldo de Almeida, Portugal
  • Ponte de Lima
  • 29/07/2012 · Serra do Alvão


Portugal, Norte region

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Famous for its wine, Portugal's second largest city boasts a lovely waterfront and several historical sites and monuments.

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe. Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale has been referred to as the origin for the name "Portugal", based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, is named for Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the adegas of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the production and export of the fortified wine.
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Things to do in and around Coimbra

  • Coimbra
  • Coimbra
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  • Praça do Comércio - Coimbra, Portugal
  • Town of Tomar
  • Fountain of Tears
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  • Biblioteca Joanina
  • Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha, Coimbra
  • Portugal-21 - Se Velho
  • The bicycle
  • Palace Hotel do Bussaco, Bussaco, Portugal


Portugal, Centro region

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A picturesque city set on a hill, which offers a wide range of restaurants, cafes, pastry shops, monuments and nightclubs.

Among the many archaeological structures date back to the Roman era are its well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus. Similarly, buildings from 1131 to 1255 still remain. During the Late Middle Ages, Coimbra began to evolve into a major cultural centre, helped by the university established there in 1537. The university, one of the oldest in Europe, is frequented by tourists for its monuments and history. The historical University buildings were classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2013: "Coimbra offers an outstanding example of an integrated university city with a specific urban typology as well as its own ceremonial and cultural traditions that have been kept alive through the ages."
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Things to do in and around Lisbon

  • Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon
  • Lisbon 1
  • Jeronimos Monastery, Belem
  • Bairro Alto, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Lisboa, Lisbonne
  • Sintra, Portugal
  • Mafra National Palace - Palácio Nacional de Mafra - 2
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  • Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
  • Lisbon With Langon - 26
  • Exterior of Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon
  • Town of Tomar
  • Palácio Nacional de Monserrate, Sintra
  • Rua Augusta
  • just another day
  • Chinese Propaganda Posters at the Service of Politics
  • Torre de Belem, Lisbon
  • Palácio Nacional da Pena- Sintra (Explore)
  • Capuchos II


Portugal, Lisbon region

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The capital of Portugal, Lisbon is a lively city filled with restaurants, shops, buzzing nightlife, and historical sites.

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal. Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Among all the metropolises in Europe, it has the warmest winters.
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