Archive for July, 2017

Spectacular Monastery of Jerónimos in Lisbon

Spectacular Monastery of Jerónimos in Lisbon
One of the most cherished of Portugal’s historical buildings is located in the riverside suburb of Belém, west of Lisbon city center, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Monastery replaced the church formerly existing in the same place, which was dedicated to Santa Maria de Belém and where the monks of the military-religious Order of Christ provided assistance to seafarers in transit. The construction of the monastery and church began on... 

New Caledonia – Taste of France in Pacific

New Caledonia – Taste of France in Pacific
New Caledonia is a dependent overseas territory of France lying in the western Pacific Ocean, in the Coral Sea, to the east of Australia and west of Vanuatu. The territory consists of the main island of Grand Terre, the archipelago of the Loyalty Islands , the Isle of Pines and numerous small, sparsely populated islands and atolls. The main island is by far the largest of the group and contains about nine-tenths of the population. It is surrounded... 

The Plants on Sunny Madeira

The Plants on Sunny Madeira
The Madeira Islands, an archipelago 750 miles southwest of Lisbon in the Atlantic Ocean, have a nearly perfect climate, warm in winter and never too warm in summer. You can enjoy Madeira´s beautiful flowers throughout the year. Madeira has one of the best preserved vegetation of Macaronesia. The native flora, called Palearctic by botanists, is akin to the northwest of Europe, and the seeds here been brought by the wind, the birds and the ocean currents.... 
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