Archive for the Tag 'Belém Tower'

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Portugal’s wine world expresses their history through Manueline architecture

Just as California has European influences that express our history, so does Portugal’s wine world express its history through Manueline architecture. Everything about Portugal leads one back in time to whomever was the invader of that particular time… And many there were… each adding to the overall decadent character of their architecture. By the first […]

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Portugal’s Wine World Demonstrates Manueline Architecture, Which Expresses Their History

Everything about Portugal leads one back in time to whomever were the invaders of the time… And many there were… each creating to the overall decadent character of their architecture.  By the first few decades of the 1600s, a stylish kind of architecture evolved, and is today called Manueline, or Portuguese Late Gothic. This period is […]

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One of The Most Interesting Aspects of Portugal in the Alentejo Wine Grape Growing Region

The history of Portugal is richly fascinating, and even more amazing when you visit and see it firsthand. Being there allowed me to experience and touch its ancient past, while exploring the immensely popular and emerging wine region of the world today… the Alentejo. I’m not going to ask you to take only my word […]