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  • Coimbra is a fascinating city along the Mondego river, where you'll discover evocative gardens like Quinta das Lágrimas, unique fado, an amazing baroque library, and great food and nightlife.
  • Aveiro is the Centro region’s second largest city and a very pleasant one to visit. Great food, architecture, artisan ice cream and a special desert you’ll come to crave are just a few of the things you might enjoy in Aveiro.

  • Aveiro is a great place to try developing a taste for that squirmy creature that's oh, so tasty, the eel.
  • What makes Portugal unique? You might start wtih "Azulejos", a term used to describe the ubiquitous painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tiles you see in Portugal, affixed to walls, floors and even ceilings.
  • Mention the village of Tentúgal and if you don't get a blank stare you might get a glimmer of recognition for the pastry the town is famous for: Pastel de Tentúgal. But there's more. Way more.
  • What distinguishes the Roman site of Conimbriga from other sites is the well-preserved (and restored) mosaics in place. Just don’t go on Monday, when it’s closed.

  • A Brasileira, Porto’s venerable cafe and restaurant is shut.

  • You probably don’t have a clue about Tentúgal, Portugal, but it’s one of the most compelling town I’ve visited after over 40 years of visiting Europe. Tentúgal is famous for its incredible pastries called Pastel de Tentúgal. They’re not expensive, and you’ll wonder why when you see them make it in our video!

  • This interesting chapel is named after the patron saint of Aveiro, São Gonçalinho, who is celebrated in a Festival on the second week of January in Aveiro.

  • Houses made of huge boulders, Flintstone style, can be found in Monsanto and in the Serra da Estrela mountain range near Manteigas.