Fountain in Portugal

Portugal - Water Fountain

Fountain in Portugal
Fountains were a source of water, but also a place to gather

Portugal - Water Fountain stamps

Capelinhos Lighthouse

Portugal - Azores Lighthouse Capelinhos Volcano

Capelinhos Lighthouse
on the Capelinhos Volcano in the Azores, Portugal

Capelinhos (Ponta dos Capelinhos)1903. Inactive since 1957. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal stone tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a 2-story keeper’s house. Lantern removed. Guillaume Baviere’s photo is at right, Ulrich Thumult has a photo, Jack Dodge has posted a good photo, Wikimedia has several additional photos, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. Built to mark the western tip of Faial, the lighthouse was swamped by volcanic ash in a volcanic eruption that began on 16 September 1957. The eruption began offshore and eventually extended the island westward about 1 km (0.6 m). The first floor of the building remains buried in ash. In 2005, the Azores government announced plans to develop a visitor center and museum at the abandoned light station. The replica lantern was installed early in 2006, and in August 2008 a modern visitor center opened in a new building near the lighthouse. The eruption area is protected as a regional natural monument. Located about 2 km (1.2 mi) northwest of Capelo. Site open, visitor center open daily year around, tower open to guided tours. Site manager:Centro de Interpretação do Vulcão dos Capelinhos. ARLHS AZO-033. -The Lighthouse Directory

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Tile in Portugal

Portugal - Tile

Portugal - Tile stamps

Porto Santo

Portugal - Porto Santo

Porto Santo
Madiera Isles Archipelago

Portugal - Porto Santo stamps

Portugal - Donkey

Man on Donkey
in Tras-os-Montes, Portugal

Portugal - Donkey stamps

Figueira da Foz

Portugal - Figueira da Foz

Figueira da Foz

Portugal - Figueira da Foz stamps

Viana do Castelo

Portugal - Viana do Castelo

Portugal - Viana do Castelo stamps

Portugal - Vila Franca do Campo

Ilha de S. Miguel
Porto de Pesca e Forte do Tagarete

Island S. Miguel
Fishing Harbour and Fort Tagarete

Portugal - Vila Franca do Campo stamps

Lighthouse at the Fort of Santa Catarina

Portugal - Figueira da Fox


Figueira da Foz
Praça Luís de Albuquerque and
Fort of Santa Catarina
Silver Coast

 Figueira da Foz (Forte de Santa Catarina)1886. Inactive since 1968. Approx. 10m (33 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted red. Paulo Azevedo has a photo, a second photoshowing the fort is available, Wikimedia has a closeup by João Campos, and Bing has a satellite view. Another example of a French prefabricated tourelle. Probably still in service as a daybeacon, this lighthouse is located within the walls of the late 16th century Forte de Santa Catarina, on the north side of the entrance to the Rio Mondego at Figueira da Foz. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS POR-073.

Portugal - Figueira da Fox stamps

Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

Portugal - Lamego - Our Lady Rendition

Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies
Lamego, Portugal

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Portugal - Lamego - Our Lady Rendition stamps

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