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Google Map World Heritage sites for Portugal

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Main link goes to Google satellite image of area. In most places you can zoom in once, in some places all the way. Use "VR" link for virtual reality tours, "Img" for Google images. Please note, some coordinates have errors. If you find the true coordinates, comment on my blog.

Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem in Lisbon
[Img] "Standing at the entrance to Lisbon harbour, the Monastery of the Hieronymites - construction of which began in 1502 - exemplifies Portuguese art at its best. The nearby Tower..." [More]

Historic Centre of Evora
[Img] "This museum-city, whose roots go back to Roman times, reached its golden age in the 15th century, when it became the residence of the Portuguese kings. Its unique quality..." [More]

Monastery of Batalha
[Img] "The Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. It was to be the..." [More]

Cultural Landscape of Sintra
[Img] "In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was..." [More]

Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
[Img] "The 987-ha site on the volcanic island of Pico, the second largest in Azores archipelago, consists of a remarkable pattern of spaced-out, long linear walls running inland..." [More]

Monastery of Alcobaca
[Img] "The Monastery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaca north of Lisbon, was founded in the 12th century by King Alfonso I. Its size, the purity of its architectural style, the beauty..." [More]

Convent of Christ in Tomar
[Img] "Originally designed as a monument symbolizing the Reconquest, the Convent of the Knights Templar of Tomar (transferred in 1344 to the Knights of the Order of Christ) came to..." [More]

Historic Centre of Guimaraes
[Img] "The historic town of Guimaraes is associated with the emergence of the Portuguese national identity in the 12th century. An exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example..." [More]

Laurisilva of Madeira
[Img] "The Laurisilva of Madeira is an outstanding relict of a previously widespread laurel forest type. It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest and is believed to be 90%..." [More]

Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
[Img] "Situated on one of the islands in the Azores archipelago, this was an obligatory port of call from the 15th century until the advent of the steamship in the 19th century. The..." [More]

Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Coa Valley
[Img] "This exceptional concentration of rock carvings from the Upper Palaeolithic (22,000-10,000 B.C.) is the most outstanding example of early human artistic activity in this form..." [More]

Historic Centre of Oporto
[Img] "The city of Oporto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro river, is an outstanding urban landscape with a 1,000-year history. Its continuous growth,..." [More]

Alto Douro Wine Region
[Img] "Wine has been produced by traditional landholders in the Alto Douro region for some 2,000 years. Since the 18th century, its main product, port wine, has been world famous..." [More]

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