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The Roman Baths – Braga, Portugal

The remains of the ancient Roman city of Bracara Augusta are still present in various places in the city of Braga in Portugal. In 1977, a series of archaeological excavations were carried out, revealing the Roman Baths of Maximinos. These are known by various names: Roman Baths of Alto da Cividade, Roman Baths of Colina dos Maximinos or simply the Roman Baths. They are located on the slope of the hill and on the edge of the current “Rua Doctor Rocha Peixoto”. These remains are outside what was the walled city of Braga, which shows a greater territorial expansion of the Old Bracara Augusta on Medieval Braga.

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La Alameda – Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Just outside the old walled city of Santiago de Compostela, we find “La Alameda de Santiago” or “Parque de la Alameda”. By definition, an “alameda” is an area or walkway with poplars, a tree that belongs to the genus Populus. Over time the term has been extended to include any area that contains trees. Therefore, the park of “La Alameda de Santiago” is full of a great variety of trees. Continue reading “La Alameda – Santiago de Compostela, Spain”

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The Marine Museum – Lisboa, Portugal

The Marine Museum (Museu da Marinha) was established by King Don Luís in 1863, and with the main objectives the dissemination of naval military affairs, and above all, disseminate the Portuguese maritime past, from the time of the Discoveries until the 19th century. Continue reading “The Marine Museum – Lisboa, Portugal”

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The Tower of Belém – Lisbon, Portugal

The tower of Belém or tower of Bethlehem, as it appears in some writings, constitutes one of the most representative examples of the “Manueline” architecture. It is located at the mouth of the Tagus River, in the ward of “Santa Maria de Belém”, in the southwest section of Lisbon, Portugal. Together with the “Jerónimos” Monastery, the “Torre de Belém” was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1983. Continue reading “The Tower of Belém – Lisbon, Portugal”