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Afonso’s Adventure

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In Turquel, something like this is being born, as if… like this! It looks like a wine cellar! It is not. There is much more than the thousands of bottles of wine, port, brandy and whiskey, almost all with white hair, filling every corner of dozens of displays and shelves. Boxed there are hundreds of copies, some unique, of…

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Ruins in São João de Tarouca

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Monastery of São João de Tarouca Compared with his “Cistercian brother”, in Alcobaça, the state of degradation of everything besides the church is sad. However, great recovery efforts are being made, and something interesting can be seen in what remains of the monastery’s immensity.

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Visiting S. João de Tarouca

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Monastery of São João de Tarouca Started to build in 1154, closely linked to the foundation of Portugal, this monastery reached its apogee in the 17th and 18th centuries, being abandoned during the liberal revolution that extinguished the monastic orders in 1834. The subsequent degradation and dilapidation was halted in 2009 when it was declared a national monument and…

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Rans

Rans

Sanctuary of N. S. Caminhos Devotion to Senhora da Lapa generated enough funds to build a new sanctuary. Rans happened to be, and during the 20th century a pleasant garden space took shape surrounding a church where pilgrims converged (and perhaps continue to converge).

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