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The District of Lisbon (Lisboa) is located in the South Central Portugal, the District Capital is the city of Lisbon, also the national Capital.
Fátima is a city in Portugal famous for the religious visions that took place there in 1917. The town is located in the municipality of Ourém, in the Centro Region and sub region of Medio Tejo. It is in the district of Santarém and is included in the urban agglomeration of Leiria, in central Portugal, 187 km (116 mi) south of Porto and 123 km (76 mi) north of Lisbon.

Fátima is famous for the shrine called the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, built to commemorate the events of 1917 when three peasant children claimed to have seen the "Virgin of the Rosary", Our Lady of Fátima. When the children asked for her name, she said "I am The Lady of The Rosary". The children experienced the purported Marian apparitions in a pasture called the Cova da Iria.

The economy of the town relies on religious tourism. Fátima now attracts hosts of believers from far and wide, particularly on the pilgrimage days, and the shrine has been developed on a correspondingly large scale. The town has a considerable number of shops and stalls selling all kinds of religious articles, and the streets of the town have plenty of hotels, hostels and restaurants.
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Hotel Cruz Alta Fátima
Overlooking the peaceful Fatima Sanctuary gardens, the modern Hotel Cruz Alta is 15 kilometres from the Medieval Castle of Ourem. Guests can use the high-speed Internet access (surcharge) in public areas of the hotel, to check for business or sightseeing purposes. The multilingual staff can also provide tour assistance and book local shows and events. Other facilities include complimentary parking, a lounge bar, and a coffee shop which serves speciality teas and coffees, hot chocolates, cakes and snacks. Guests wishing to explore the surrounding area can visit the Monastery of Batalha, the Ourem Medieval Castle, and the popular Dinosaur Park; all within 15 kilometres of the hotel.
Hotel Estrela de Fátima
The Hotel Estrela de Fatima is located in Fatima, Portugal. It is positioned across the street from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima and one kilometre from the apparition site of Valinhos, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared. Completely refurbished in 2006, the reception of Hotel Estrela de Fatima features a modern decor with marble flooring and dark polished wood. The hotel is spread over three floors, accessible by lift, and amenities include a restaurant, two café bars, and a currency exchange service. Guests can play a game of chess and relax in an easy chair in the television lounge. The hotel restaurant serves Portuguese dishes in air-conditioned surroundings. The café bars have dark wood panelling and comfortable sofas.
Hotel Fátima
Situated in the city center of Fatima, Portugal, the pilgrimage village made famous after the reported appearance of the Virgin Mary to three children in 1917, Hotel Fatima lies 10 meters from the Sanctuary of Fatima, the town's most celebrated shrine built to honor the events of 1917. The Stations of the Cross are set up one kilometer from the hotel, and guests are five kilometers from the Monument of Valinhos, the site of Our Lady´s fourth apparition. Dinosaur Park sits eight kilometers away, and Leiria Castle, which was built in 1324 by King Dinis as a fortress and summer palace, is located 22 kilometers away. The Batalha Monastery, the dramatic Gothic monument constructed over two centuries, can be found 16 kilometers away. Guests of Hotel Fatima can enjoy complimentary buffet breakfasts each morning and also dine at Salao Fatima, the on-site restaurant featuring Portuguese and international cuisine with fish specialties and views of the Sanctuary.
Óbidos is a town (vila) of around 3,100 inhabitants and the seat of the municipality (concelho) of the same name, located in the subregion Oeste and district of Leiria, in Portugal. The municipality has an area of 142.17 km² and a population of 10,875 inhabitants (2001). It is bounded in the northeast and east by Caldas da Rainha, in the south by Bombarral, in the southeast by Lourinhã, in the west by Peniche and in the northwest by the Atlantic Ocean.
The town of Óbidos is located on a hill and is still encircled by a fortified wall. The well-preserved mediaeval look of its streets, squares, walls and its massive castle have turned the picturesque village into a preferred tourist attraction in Portugal. If visiting, it is compulsory to try the local cherry liquor known as ginjinha.
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Praia D'el Rey Golf & Beach Resort Óbidos
The contemporary Praia D'El Rey Golf and Beach Resort is set on the coast in 600 acres of lush grounds, 500 metres from the beach and 15 kilometres from Obidos lagoon. The resort's health and beauty spa, offers pampering treatments and a hair salon. It also has two heated pools, a full gym, hot tubs, saunas and steam baths. Children can amuse themselves in the games room and playground or join the kids' club, and families can picnic in the resort's lush gardens. In the evenings live music and cocktails can be enjoyed in the hotel's variety of bars. Golfers can play on the resort's 18-hole championship course, and there are seven all-weather tennis courts and a tennis centre on the property. For the adventurous various water sports are offered on the resort's four-kilometre stretch of private beach. The Links Restaurant and Bar, set in the clubhouse with views over the course and ocean, serves a variety of meals and drinks throughout the day.Obidos Lagoon is eight kilometres from the hotel and also offers water sports.
Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort Óbidos
The Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf and Beach Resort is a cliffside property built in traditional Portuguese style and is set in gardens overlooking western Shores of the Atlantic. Facilities at this family-friendly hotel include both indoor and outdoor pools, a Turkish bath and a spa tub. The gym is open round the clock and features personal trainers, and the hotel has a spa centre and hair salon offering a range of beauty therapies and treatments including body scrubs, wraps, facials, therapy baths and manicures. Children have a separate pool and during the summer there is a kids' club for 2-10 year olds. The hotel has two restaurants and two bars, in addition to a Clubhouse restaurant at the Golf Course. Guests can dine in style at the Romy, or enjoy a more relaxed buffet at the Atlantico Grill. The hotel is flanked by a two-mile sandy beach, and there is a championship 18-hole golf course, driving range and putting green. Guests can join golf lessons, swimming lessons, and water aerobic classes. For kids there also is an adventure playground.
Pousada de Óbidos Castelo de Óbidos
The Pousada de Óbidos, Castelo de Óbidos, has been chosen as one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. This luxury hotel within the centuries-old beautiful castle walls that encircle the village of Óbidos, was the first Pousada to be adapted and restored from a historical monument.  The original Manueline palace in the castle’s northern wing was built by João de Noronha, count of Dijon and alcaide of the town of Óbidos, at beginning of 16 C.  Óbidos is a first rate tourist attraction, known for its typical white houses with blue trim, flowered windows, narrow streets and steps paved with beautiful stone.
Ourém is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 416.6 km² and a total population of 49,269 inhabitants. The city itself has a population of about 12,000. The municipality is composed of 18 parishes, and is located in the district of Santarém. The municipality is bordered by the municipalities of Pombal (to the north), Alvaiázere (to the northeast), Ferreira do Zêzere and Tomar (to the east), Torres Novas (to the southeast), Alcanena (to the southwest), and Batalha and Leiria (to the west). The municipaliy of Ourem has two cities : Ourem (about 12,000 residents) & Fatima (about 11,00 inhabitants). The main historical attraction of the municipality is the mighty Castle of Ourém. Nevertheless, millions of faithful Catholics come to the parish of Fátima every year to visit the site where three child shepherds had visions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. The present Mayor is David Pereira Catarino, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is June 20.
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Pousada de Ourém/Fátima, Conde de Ourém
Pousada Conde de Ourém is situated one hour from Lisbon, two hours from Oporto, from Tomar only half an hour and from 15 minutes from Fátima, one of Europe's main pilgrimage destinations, more specifically in the middle of Portugal in the historical village of Ourém.  This historic luxury hotel was built from a cluster of medieval houses, renovated with all modern amenities. Wander through them and relive the days of old.  From the belvedere, enjoy the breathtaking view of the Seiça River Valley, and catch a glimpse of the world-famous Sanctuary of Fátima.
Palmela is a town and a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 463 km2 (179 sq mi) and a total population of 58,222 inhabitants. The municipality is composed of 5 parishes, and is located in the district of Setúbal, about 25 km (16 mi) south of Lisbon. The municipal holiday is June 1.

The town's ex libris is the castle (Castelo de Palmela), which offers a unique view over the whole region of Setúbal's Peninsula, Lisbon, and the Atlantic Coast. It was a strategic place in past centuries, and today it is still a main knot of Portugal's road and rail networks.

Palmela is home to many multinational industrial plants like Volkswagen or Coca-Cola, and a significant number of foreign families live in the area. The local radio often broadcasts in Ukrainian.

Palmela's traditional products are the wine, which has achieved international awards in several festivals like Bordeaux's, and the Queijo de Azeitão (Azeitão's cheese), also very appreciated. There are several festivals dedicated to these products, being the most famous the Festa das Vindimas (Vines' Festival) and the Festival do Queijo, Pão e Vinho (Festival of Cheese, Bread and Wine).

Palmela is the birthplace of the Portuguese explorer Hermenegildo Capelo and, as a curiosity, where some famous individuals such as Hans Christian Andersen were briefly hosted.

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Pousada de Palmela - Castelo de Palmela
Pousada de Palmela, Castelo de Palmela, was inaugurated in 1979 after the adaptation works to the Convent, within the walls of the castle. With all its austerity, it is possible to enjoy its interior in a comfortable way that preserves a lot of the 17th century.  This historic luxury hotel is located on top of an imposing hill, and it is one of the best architectural fortresses in Portugal, specially known for its location and the magnificent views that it has to offer.  Palmela boasts excellent wines and superb cuisine, and it is also the perfect starting place to discover the Costa Azul and the magnificent Arrábida Natural Park.
Queluz is a city in Portugal and a parish, located in the municipality of Sintra, in the Lisbon District. The city of Queluz, which includes the parishes of Queluz, Massamá and Monte Abraão, has a combined population of approximately 111,424 and it is located in the municipality of Sintra,in the Greater Lisbon Area.

Queluz is mainly known by its palace, an 18th century-royal residence which is one of the main rococo buildings in Portugal.

On July 24, 1997, Queluz gained the status of city. On this date the parishes of Massamá and Monte Abraão were separated from the parish of Queluz, but remained within Queluz city limits.

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Pousada de Queluz/Lisboa - Dona Maria I, Queluz
The Pousade de Queluz / Lisbon, D. Maria I, is a historic luxury hotel located in the building formerly used by the Royal Guard of the Court in the Palace of Queluz, known as the "Portuguese Versailles".  Besides the palace, there are in Queluz some other interesting places that can have the attention of the first visitors, as some megalithic monuments (about 2500 BC) and some buildings from the centuries XIV, XVII and XVIII. Around the old nucleus of the city started to appear some villas and houses that used to be summer houses in the beginner of this century.  The Pousada hotel privileged location, about 5 km from Lisbon, 14 km from Sintra and 20 km from Cascais, the attractive interior design and exacting recuperation of its little private "theatre", combines with the exquisite cuisine of the Cozinha Velha Restaurant.
Setúbal is the main city in Setúbal Municipality in Portugal.  The municipal holiday is September 15, which marks the date in the year 1860 on which King Pedro V of Portugal officially recognised Setúbal as a city.  The present Mayor is Maria das Dores Meira, appointed by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition.

The seat of the municipality is the city of Setúbal, located on the northern bank of the Sado river estuary, approximately 40 km south of Portugal's capital, Lisbon. It is also the seat of the district of Setúbal.

In the beginning of the 20th century, Setúbal was an important center of Portugal's fishing industry, particularly sardines. However, none of the many factories then created are operating today. Although its industrial life is in decline, tourism is perceived as a big opportunity for the future since the nearby coast of the Arrábida natural park offers beautiful beaches and unspoilt nature. A dolphin colony inhabits the Sado River. Across the river on the south bank lies the peninsula of Tróia, where several high-rise luxury resorts were built and abandoned after the realization they were being constructed on sinking, unstable land. As of 2005, a new luxury resort is planned to replace today's Tróia. The Tróia peninsula can be sighted from Albarquel, a beach located in the north bank of the estuary, at the very beginning of Arrábida.

The main historical monument of the city of Setúbal is the Monastery of Jesus, with a 15th-16th century church that represents one of the first buildings in the Portuguese late Gothic style known as Manueline.  Also of interest are the São Julião Church, also with Manueline portals. The Castelo de São Filipe, is a 16th-17th century fortress on the north bank of the Sado river, overseeing the city. The fortress was converted into a luxury hotel (pousada).
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Novotel Setúbal
The Novotel Setubal is a modern hotel located in Setubal, Portugal, three kilometres from the city's lively centre and the historic St Philip's Castle. This contemporary hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, and wireless Internet access is provided throughout the air-conditioned public areas, and room service is available during restaurant opening hours. There is a parking garage, and multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can secure valuables in the safe-deposit box. The Cote Jardin Restaurant serves regional specialities and international dishes, with a menu including fish dishes, and barbecue food. The restaurant is open until midnight with a seasonal terrace for al fresco dining. The bar serves a selection of cocktails and Portuguese-style sangria, plus sandwiches, pizzas, and other snacks. The hotel has a tennis court on site, and also offers tennis lessons. There is a playground for children. 
Pousada de Setúbal - São Filipe, Setúbal
São Filipe's historical Pousada is installed in a fort from the late XVII century built by King Philip II of Spain (Philip I of Portugal). This historic luxury hotel has a breathtaking view over the River Sado estuary from its terrace.  Beside the terrace, Pousada de Setúbal, Sâo Filipe, counts with several other attractions, such us a bar, a living room for social encounters, a small gambling room and a dining room.  Regarding the city of Setúbal, it is one of Portugal's main ports, also offers beautiful walks within the historic centre and surroundings, such as Sado river beaches or the Arrábida montain range.
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