Airport opened in 1965, it is also known as Algarve Airport
Moved to Coimbra, 1095 - 1131
According to legend, this site was home to a mosque that was converted to a cathedral after the city was conquered by Crusaders in 1147
Madeira and the main territory of Portugal -- Western European Time (WET)
1,006 km. Spain / Portugal
Southwestern tip of mainland Europe
Longest bridge in Europe at 10.7 miles.
euro (EUR) ; note: on 1 January 1999, the European Monetary Union introduced the euro as a common currency to be used by financial institutions of member countries; on 1 January 2002, the euro became the sole currency for everyday transactions within the member countries
In 1755 an earthquake was a catalyst to the City being totally destroyed. After the Quake a huge 50ft Tsunami crashed through the city. As if that wasn't enough, lamps and cooking fires upset in the tumult ignited a fire storm that proved impossible to control. It burned unchecked for three days, completing the destruction. In all more than 60,000 people died in the disaster in Lisbon alone.
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During World War II it was a hub for smuggling people in and out of Europe.
A less known and used red Port variety.
A high quality variety used in the production of Port.
Used in the production of red Port.
Famous for Rainwater Madeira - yum
Alqueve - a tough astringent wine sold in 5 liter flagons
1480-1521. Portuguese sea captain who led the first expedition that sailed around the world
Delicious Portuguese custard tart; also â€œpastel de BelÃ©mâ€.
13th place. The song title means Lady of the Sea
B. 1968; prolific contemporary composer