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Peaceful little Constância is at the confluence of the Zêzere and the Tagus (Tejo). It's best known as the town where poet Luís de Camões was exiled in 1548, the unfortunate result of his romantic involvement with Catarina de Ataide, the "Natercia" of his poems and a lady-in-waiting to Queen Catarina. There's a bronze statue of the bard in a reflective pose at the riverbank. The town is surrounded
by beautiful Ribatejan countryside and is a 10-minute drive to the famous Castelo de Almourol.
Abrantes became one of the country's most populous and prosperous towns during the 16th century, when the Tagus River (Rio Tejo) was navigable...
Alcobaça is a town that still shows its old-world roots in its downtown architecture—pretty red-tile roofs and French chateau turrets. The town...