This page > Home

I remember stay in Portugal 

during six years.


De Pousauda de D.Filipe

em Setubal

(Oito fotografias)

The views from Don Fillip

Pousada in Setubal

(Eight photographies)




Perto de nosso apartamento

em Setubal

(Quarto fotografias)

Near our apartment

in Setubal

(Four photographies)



No centro de cidade de


(Oito fotografias)

At center of Setubal city

(Eight photographies)



Uma paisagem rural

no Alentejo provincia

A rural landscape

at Alentejo provinces


Vidas tradicional

 em Madeira ilha

Traditional lifes

in Madeira island


No Centro

da Madeira ilha

At Center of Madeira island


As flores

em Madeira ilha

Flowers in Madeira island



com Gratuito






This strategic hilltop was the site of a succession of forts before Fernao Mendes, brother-in-law to King Afonso Henriques, built a walled citadel here in 1130.

Like several predeccessors, it was named Brigantia. Within the walls still stand Sancho I's castle, built in 1187, with its watchtowers and dungeons, and the pentagonal 12th-centry Domus Municipalis beside the charch of Santa Maria

The town gave its name to Portugal's final royal dynasty, descended from an illegitimate son of Joao I who was created first Duke of Braganca in 1442.


do Douro


Furamedo by gentry rising hills, the town of Guimaraes is celebrated as the birthplace of the nation.

When Afonso Henriques proclaimed himself king of Portugal in 1139, he chose Guimaraes as his capital, and the distinctive outline of its proud castle appears on the Portuguese coat of arms.

In the well-preserved city center, the narrow streets of the medieval quarter and ideal for exploration on foot.

The cobbled Rua de Santa Maria, lined with old town houses embellished with ornate statuary, leads up from the main square, the Largo da Oliveira, past the Paco das Duques to the castle.

To feel the hustle and bustle of the Middle Ages, visit the town in the first week of August for the Festas Gualterianas, a festival of medieval art and costume.

Castelo de Sao Miguel
Paco dos Duques de Braganca
Largo Martins Sarmento
Largo da Oliveira, center of old Guimaraes

Perto de

Castelo Branco


Palacio Mafra;

The massive baroque palace and monastery, which dwarfs the small town of Mafra, was built during the  reign of Portugal's most extravagant monarch, Joao V.

It began with a vow by a young king to build a new monastrery and basilica, supposedly in return for an heir (but more likely, to atone for his well-known sexual exposses).

Work began in 1717 on a modest project to house 13 Franciscan friars but, as wealth began to pour into the royal coffers from Brazil, the king and his Italian-trained architect,

Johann Friedrich Ludwing(1670-1752), made ever more extravagant plans.

No expense was spared:52,000 men were employed and the finished project housed not 13, but 330 frairs, a royal palace and one of the finest libraries in Europe, decorated

with precious marble, exotic wood and countless works of art.

If you want to be provided a slide show on Lisboa-Portugal, please contact to me.

Microsoft Power Point  1,658 MB