PORTUGAL

Cultural Landscape of Sintra

Country: Portugal | Type: Cultural | Theme: Cultural Landscape, Human Activity  Introduction to the Cultural Landscape of Sintra Sintra is a picturesque town which isn’t far from Lisbon and, as such, is a popular day-trip from the city. One of its most spectacular sights is Quinta da Regaleira, a sprawling mansion estate which contains a gothic palace, chapel and fountains within four hectares of …

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Pico Island Vineyard Culture

Country: Portugal | Type: Cultural | Theme: Agriculture, Cultural Landscape  Introduction to Pico Island Vineyard Culture Pico is 987 hectares of unique, man-made landscape, a volcanic island in the Azores whose entire landscape has been shaped and changed over five hundred years of small-scale farming. The island is now famed for its vineyards and their much sought-after wine, but there’s more to see …

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