Portugal - Vila Franca do Campo

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

Island S. Miguel
Fishing Harbour and Fort Tagarete
Azores

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
Portugal

 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

For more information, click here

Portugal - Lamego - Our Lady Rendition stamps

Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

Portugal - Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
Lemego, Portugal

Portugal - Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios stamps

Cat in the Window

Portugal - Cat and tiled wall
Cat in the Window
Lisbon, Portugal

(Incredible tile work)

Portugal - Cat and tiled wall stamps

Interior of the Convent of Christ

Portugal - Convent of Christ Interior

Interior of the Convent of Christ
Tomar Portugal

For more information, click here and here – UNESCO

Portugal - Convent of Christ Interior stamps

Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse

Netherlands - Lighthouse

Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse

Madeira, Portugal

 Ponta do Pargo1922. Active; focal plane 312 m (1024 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. 14 m (46 ft) square masonry tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a U-shaped 1-story keeper’s complex. 2nd order Fresnel lens. Building painted white with black trim; lantern painted red. A photo appears at the top of this page, Seger and Trabas have an excellent photo, H.H. Schueller has posted a good closeup photo, Wikimedia has several good photos, and Google has a fine satellite view. This is Madeira’s best-known lighthouse by far, and also one of the highest lighthouses in the world. It commands a spectacular view westward over the Atlantic. Located on the western tip of the island; accessible by road. Site open, lighthouse open on Wednesday afternoons. ARLHS MAD-005; PT-656; Admiralty D2752; NGA 23712. – Lighthouse Directory

Netherlands - Lighthouse stamps

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