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Portugal (UK /ˈpɔːtʃʊɡl/; US /ˈpɔrtʃʉɡəl/; Portuguese: Portugal [puɾtuˈɣaɫ]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa), is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Aside from continental Portugal, the Portuguese Republic holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, which are autonomous regions of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose name derives from Latin "Portus" and Celtic "Cale".

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01. Lisbon - July 2010
02. Cabo da Roca, Lisbon - June 2011
03. Lisbon - June 2011
04. Porto, Norte - July 2014
05. Coimbra, Centro - July 2014
06. Aveiro, Centro - July 2014
07. Sintra, Lisbon - July 2014
08. Cabo da Roca, Lisbon - July 2014
09. Faro, Algarve - July 2014
10. Lagos, Algarve - July 2014
11. Albufeira, Algarve - July 2014
12. Tavira, Algarve - July 2014
13. Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, Algarve - July 2014
14. Lisbon - July 2014
15. Bacalhôa Buddha Eden, Centro - August 2015
16. Óbidos, Centro - August 2015
17. São Martinho do Porto, Centro - August 2015
18. Figueira da Foz, Centro - August 2015
19. Piodão, Centro - August 2015
20. Monsanto, Centro - August 2015
21. Castelo de Vide, Alentejo - August 2015
22. Marvão, Alentejo - August 2015
23. Campo Maior, Alentejo - August 2015
24. Albufeira da Barragem do Caia, Alentejo - August 2015
25. Elvas, Alentejo - August 2015
26. Monsaraz, Alentejo - August 2015
27. Mourão, Alentejo - August 2015
28. Évora, Alentejo - August 2015
29. Cromeleque dos Almendres, Alentejo - August 2015
30. Costa da Caparica, Lisbon - August 2015
31. Sintra, Lisbon - August 2015
32. Cascais, Lisbon - August 2015
33. Portinho da Arrábida, Lisbon - August 2015
34. Setúbal, Lisbon & Tróia, Alentejo - August 2015
35. Almada + Lisbon, Lisbon - August 2015
36. Funchal, Madeira - September 2016
37. São Vicente, Madeira - September 2016
38. Ponta Delgada, Madeira - September 2016
39. Miradouro do Cabo Girão, Madeira - September 2016
40. Encumenada, Madeira - September 2016
41. Santana, Madeira - September 2016
42. Pico Ruivo, Madeira - September 2016
43. Ribeira Brava, Madeira - September 2016
44. Arco da Calheta, Madeira - September 2016
44. Ponta Do Pargo, Madeira - September 2016
45. Porto Moniz, Madeira - September 2016
47. Curral das Freiras, Madeira - September 2016
48. Pico do Arieiro, Madeira - September 2016
49. Pico do Facho, Madeira - September 2016
50. Ponta do Furado, Madeira - September 2016
51. Viana do Castelo, Norte - September 2016
52. Ponte de Lima, Norte - September 2016
53. Guimarães, Norte - September 2016
54. Braga, Norte - September 2016
55. Valença, Norte - July 2019
56. Lisbon - December 2019
57. Albufeira, Algarve - December 2019
58. Benagil Caves, Algarve - December 2019
59. Olhão, Algarve - December 2019
60. Vila Real de Santo António, Algarve - December 2019
61. Castro Marim, Algarve - December 2019
62. Estoi, Algarve - December 2019
63. Mértola, Alentejo - December 2019
64. Beja, Alentejo - December 2019
 

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Lisbon (Portuguese: Lisboa) is the capital city and largest city of Portugal with a population of 547,631 within its administrative limits on a land area of 84.8 km2 (33 sq mi). The urban area of Lisbon extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 3 million on an area of 958 km2 (370 sq mi), making it the 9th most populous urban area in the European Union. About 2,831,000 people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (which represents approximately 27% of the population of the country). Lisbon is the westernmost large city located in Europe, as well as its westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. It lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River.



Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the fifth century, it was captured by the Moors in the eighth century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic, and cultural centre of Portugal. Unlike most capital cities, Lisbon's status as the capital of Portugal has never been granted or confirmed officially – by statute or in written form. Its position as the capital has formed through constitutional convention, making its position as de facto capital a part of the Constitution of Portugal.

Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Among all the metropolises in Europe, it has the warmest winters, with average temperatures 15 °C (59 °F) during the day and 8 °C (46 °F) at night from December to February. The typical summer's season lasts about six months, from May to October, although also in November, March and April temperatures sometimes reach around 20 °C (68.0 °F).

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Lisbon by cinxxx, on Flickr


Lisbon by cinxxx, on Flickr


Lisbon by cinxxx, on Flickr


Lisbon by cinxxx, on Flickr
 

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Nu stiu ce parere i-a lasat prietenei, dar mie mi-a placut tare mult acest oras. Iar eu si prietena avem "prostul" obicei sa batem la pas orasele pe care le vizitam de dimineata pana seara tarziu. Sunt in special innebunit sa ma plimb prin zone lipsite de turisti, cartiere normale, cu bune si cu rele :cheers:
 

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Nu stiu ce parere i-a lasat prietenei, dar mie mi-a placut tare mult acest oras. Iar eu si prietena avem "prostul" obicei sa batem la pas orasele pe care le vizitam de dimineata pana seara tarziu. Sunt in special innebunit sa ma plimb prin zone lipsite de turisti, cartiere normale, cu bune si cu rele :cheers:
Aceleasi obiceiuri le avem si noi :D
 
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