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São João was a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Lisbon. It was created on February 7, 1959, but with the 2012 Administrative Reform the parish merged with the Penha de França parish that kept its name. Wikipedia


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Porto: 3-Hour Old Town & Riverside Bike Tour - Guided Experience

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São João, Lisbon

Ride with us through the best cycle routes of the city of Porto. You will stroll by the old neighborhoods of the city, classified as World Heritage Site since 1996 by UNESCO like Ribeira, Miragaia, and Foz Velha. You will learn about the connection between Porto, the river and sea and understand their importance on the economic growth of the city. Having time for a stop, savor the famous pastry, the Nata, with a Portuguese coffee. For the perfect finish, you will pass through two of the most beautiful city parks in Porto. The route is mostly flat, so you can enjoy the ride through these beautiful sights without any major effort. Enjoy the ride along the river starting in the city center until the beach area. Bring your friends or family and choose what time suits you best. We are excited to show you around the city! TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Ribeira Miragaia Porto Customs House Afurada Arrábida Bridge Calem Garden Lighthouse of São Miguel Fort of São João Queijo Castle City Park

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Arade River Boat Tour from Portimão

São João, Lisbon

We will start this magnificent journey on the quay at the Marina of Portimão. After a warm welcome, our team will explain some safety procedures. Sail in the calm waters of the River Arade, "sea roads" perfect for a medieval trip, which takes us to the historic city of Silves. Beginning the tour at the pier near the ruins of the old Convent of São Francisco, we will go down the river to the fishing village of Ferragudo, and to the Castle of São João do Arade, passing by the famous Portimão Marina. Then we will start the ascent of the river, passing by the Museum of Portimão, where in the past it was the Canning Fish Factory, we will sail along the Riverside Zone of the city of Portimão, passing by the best and most famous Sardine Restaurants. The water traced the curves sculpted in the land, from the Serra do Caldeirão to the doors of the Atlantic and, today, when navigating these medieval waters we feel the history of this place.

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Sanctuary of Fatima and Convent of Christ

São João, Lisbon

Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, one of the world’s most popular pilgrimage destinations for the Catholic faithful. Explore Portugal on a full-day, multi-city tour that takes you to some of its most popular medieval and 20th-century architectural and religious marvels.Next up on your tour is the Convent of Christ. The entrance of the convent is made through a portico, an authentic sculpture by João and Diogo de Castilho. This Convent crosses times and artistic languages that travel through Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance, Baroque, and has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1983.

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Pastel de Nata Workshop in REAL Bakery

São João, Lisbon

The experience starts with an introduction to the history of Pastel de Nata while you sample famous traditional pastries from João's bakery, followed by the cooking class and tasting. • Learn how to make puff pastry like the pros, custard from scratch, and bake it all inside a professional oven. Then enjoy your warm tarts along with a drink! • Coffee, tea or sour cherry liqueur are included • The class takes place inside a real, award-winning Portuguese bakery! • Communal cooking class and tasting for up to 8 people • João has his own bakery in downtown Lisbon and grew up in the hospitality industry About your host, João: "My crib was on the ice-cream counter at my Dad's restaurant. At 7, I was brewing coffee. At 11, customers said my Sangria was legendary (my Dad would get angry that I'd try a sip before serving). At 13, I started baking Portuguese bread and pastries at my family's bakery."

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