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in Portugal

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Maverick's Big Adventure Lisbon, Portugal
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I have visited Portugal twice,
once in 2005 when my wife, Julia and I boarded a cruise ship in Lisbon and again five years later, after my divorce, when I vised with a group of friends.

On this occasion we based ourselves in the roman city of Évora where we visited the Temple of Diana and the nearby stone circle known as the Almendres Cromlech. And of course we just had to see the grusome The Capela dos Ossos, a chapel with walls covered in human bones, skulls and skeletons. During the 15th centry "golden age" Portuguese Kings ruled from this ancient city.

The Portuguese Republic is an independent nation on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe.

Portugal shares a land border with Spain and is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean.

Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira.

The early history of Portugal is shared with the rest of the Iberian Peninsula including invasion by a group of Muslims know as "The Moors" and their subsequent ousting known as the "reconquest".

The name of Portugal derives from the Romano-Celtic name Portus Cale.

The region was settled by Pre-Celts and Celts, giving origin to peoples like the Gallaeci, Lusitanians, Celtici and Cynetes, visited by Phoenicians, Ancient Greeks and Carthaginians, incorporated in the Roman Republic dominions as Lusitania and part of Gallaecia, after 45 BC until 298 AD.

Read about my trip to - Lisbon

Read about my trip to - Évora

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