Portugal and Northern Spain
Experiencie a tour that combines wonderful places of Portugal with the incredible north of Spain.
Castle of São Jorge
The Castle of São Jorge is one of the most emblematic monuments of Lisbon, whose name derives from the saint of the knights and crusaders. It is at the top of one of the hills of the city with centuries of history and with one of the best views to Tejo River and Lisbon.
Palácio Nacional de Queluz
The Palace of Queluz 18th-century palace, one of the last great Rococo buildings to be designed in Europe, it was conceived as a summer retreat for D. Pedro III. In this palace you can see its magnificent gardens designed following the Versailles style, and its beautiful and unique decorations.
Palácio Nacional da Vila
The thousand-year-old history of the Palace began during the Muslim occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. The vertical arrangement of its spaces, adapting to the nature of the terrain; the intimate organisation of the interior courtyards, outdoor spaces in which one can hear the sound of running water; the windows with their surmounted arches; and the walls covered in glazed tiles with rich geometrical patterns, are all features that underline the Moorish links of the craftsmen who built and embellished the Palace.
Monastery of Batalha
The Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, also known as the Monastery of Batalha is without doubt one of the most beautiful examples of Portuguese and European architecture. This dazzling architectural ensemble was born out of a promise the King, João I, made in thanks for his victory at Aljubarrota, a battle fought on August 14, 1385, which assured him the throne and guaranteed independence for Portugal.
The construction of the Old Cathedral began in the 12th century under the direction of Master Roberto, who was directing in the same period the works of the Cathedral of Lisbon. The Romanic church, built in yellow limestone, is located on a slope and is composed by three aisles, prominent transept and threefold headboard. The one floor cloister, located on the southern side of the church was built in the beginning of the 13th century.
A Igreja da Misericórdia
Igreja da Misericórdia testifies how the joy of the minhotos is such a trait that even the Baroque has contaminated. From the beginning of the century XVIII, its Baroque is of a vibrant and festive color, in nothing oppressive or overwhelming.