SELETIVA magazine leaves everyone happy with the beauty of a country that is Europe’s most interesting tourist destination

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From April until May 15th at every kiosk in Swiss, the second edition of SELETIVA magazine leaves everyone happy with the beauty of a country that is Europe’s most interesting tourist destination, the best option for living after reform and the new eldorado of Europe … In the paper edition in the kiosks (or by signature), know why they are entombed in the cathedral of Saint-Pierre, Genève, two Portuguese princesses, among many other interesting themes …

Now knowing all this just depends on you…

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Braga, Authentic City

Braga has a multitude of touristic offer that is able to respond to multiple demands and interests. It is a city with an unusual history, still known up to today as the city of the Archbishops (which is explained because for centuries – almost since the beginnings of the Portuguese nationality and until the eighteenth century – the Archbishops were holders, regarding the city, of both temporal and spiritual power), or known as the Portuguese Rome, because of the faith of its people, for its number of religious manifestations (up to today the Holy Week is the highlight of the tourist flow), the number of churches and shrines spread by the entire city and its surrounding territory (besides the Cathedral, the Church of Bom Jesus and the Sanctuary of Sameiro there is a huge amount of beautiful religious buildings)…

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THE NATURAL PARK OF MONTESINHO

The Natural Park of Montesinho is located in the Upper Northeastern Transmontano, encompassing the northern part of the municipalities of Bragança and Vinhais, it borders the north and west with Spain and occupies an area of 74,299 ha with about 8,000 inhabitants distributed by 88 villages. The altitude varies of the 438 meters in the Mente river and the 1487 meters in the mountain range of Montesinho. Located in the Transmontana Cold Lands this Natural Park is a mountain area dominated by soft relays separated by embedded valleys. From a geological point of view the schist ranging in age from 500 to 400 million years covers most of the territory, in which also exist patches of granite and more basic rocks (mainly amphibolites) and ultra-basic rocks (serpentinites), in the central area, between the Tuela rivers and Sabor river. The latter are the main watercourses of the Park, to which should be added, by their hydrographic importance, the rivers Mente and Rabaçal and more to the West the Baceiro, among those still exist the Igrejas, the Onor and the Maçãs to the west. All the water lines run from north to south integrating therefore in the main river basin of Douro…

CONÍMBRIGA: THE OLD CITY OF THE ROMAN WEST

HISTORY CONTEXT

Conímbriga is, since the middle of the last century, one of the Roman sites most emblematic of Portuguese and European archeology.

Occupied since prehistoric times, Conimbriga was already a important when it was conquered by the Romans, in the second half of the century II a.C.

At the time of the emperor Augustus the city was object of a remarkable urbanization project in addition to contemplating the construction of an extensive honorific wall endowed with several infrastructures among which the aqueduct, the forum and a public bath.

The city grew and the emperors Flávios (69-79 AD) elevated it to the category of municipality. The following decades were prosperous. But…

 

MONASTERY OF JERÓNIMOS

King Manuel I had the idea of erecting a large monastery close to the site where Henry the Navigator had built a church dedicated to Santa Maria de Belém in the 15th century. With a view to perpetuating the memory of Henry and acknowledging his own great devotion to Our Lady and St. Jerome, Manuel I chose to establish the Monastery of Santa Maria de Belém on a site just outside Lisbon on the banks of the River Tagus. The monastery was given to the Order of St. Jerome, which is why it was given the name of Jerónimos (or Hieronymite) Monastery.

The Monastery is a cultural reference point that has attracted artists, chroniclers and travellers in the course of its five centuries of existence. It received, and became a burial place, for kings, and later poets. Today it is admired by one and all, not only as a remarkable piece of architecture but also as integral part of Portuguese culture and identity.

The Hieronymite Monastery was declared a National Monument in 1907 and in 1983 UNESCO classified it as a « World Heritage Site »…

 

Tavira: An ancient heritage, a lifestyle to be preserved

Located in the coast of Algarve, in the south of Portugal, Tavira occupies an area of 607 Km2 has a resident population of about 26 thousand inhabitants and extends from the coast to the interior.

Of unmatched natural and cultural beauty the urban area of Tavira does not leave anyone indifferent. It is the living testimony of millennium of history where it is highlighted the preserved alliance between the built heritage and nature resulting in a harmony between churches, convents, palaces and a tranquil river scene of gates and four-water roofs on white walls of clear lights that satisfies all the senses.

The perfect intersection between the historical past and the inviting contemporaneity that…

 

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