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  1. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : DSCR22257

    Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD. Discover The World. 30 Minutes. This program looks at the people, history, culture and geography of: Portugal.
  2. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : ECLS21686

    The Azores - Travel Video.
    DVD. Europe's Classic Romantic Inns. 30 Minutes. TERRA NOSTRA GARDEN HOTEL Located on the island of San Miguel, the resort hotel is built in the crater of an extinct volcano. The particular micro-climate has fostered a lush garden filled with rare species of plants, and thermal springs feed its giant pool. We tour the extensive gardens with the young owner, Luis Bensaude, and eat “cozido,” a special dish that is cooked by burying pots in thermally heated ground. QUINTA DA NASCE D’AGUA This lovely manor house on the island of Terceira was converted into an inn a couple years ago and is now the favorite of discerning visitors. Our hostess, Dona Ana Maria, supervises an exceptional restaurant. We visit the site of the Battle of Salga, where the islanders repelled a Spanish invasion by driving wild cattle into their ranks. ESTALAGEM DE SANTA CRUZ The fort of Santa Cruz was built in 1567 for protection against pirates. It overlooks the port of Horta on the island of Faial, the crossroads of the Spanish Empire galleon fleet. Our hosts are three local men who take us to Peter’s Cafe, the famous meeting place and message center for sailors, which has an outstanding scrimshaw museum. Regional Highlights: Whale Watching - Island of Pico Azores was the whaling center of the Atlantic during the last two centuries. Whaling was outlawed ten years ago, but the cry of “Baleias!” - “Whales” - still sends out little boats to track the huge cetaceans. Only now the boats are filled with eco-tourists, who thrill to being so close to whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. We also visit the Whaling Museum and a watchtower, where Joao has manned his lonely lookout for whales for the past 40 years. Tea Plantation, Island of San Miguel The Azores is the only place in Europe where tea is grown. Once the climate was found to be similar to the best tea growing area in China, the Azoreans brought over two Chinese tea growers to show them how to start their own plantations. We visit the plantation and see tea being harvested, and how it is processed mainly by hand. Angra do Heroismo, Island of Terceira This port on the island of Terceira was a major link between Europe and the Americas for almost three centuries. The city was included in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in recognition of its Spanish Renaissance architecture and city planning. The man responsible for safeguarding the city’s heritage, Professor Francisco Maduro-Dias, shows us around. Thermal Springs, Island of San Miguel So many hot water springs still find their way to the surface in various places on this island that geothermal energy now provides a third of its electricity. Visitors can visit wander through a thermal springs area where billowing clouds of steam create an eerie, surreal landscapes.
  3. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : ONTR2097

    Tram Rides In Old Lisbon - Travel Video.
    DVD. On Tour. 26 Minutes. In the capital of Portugal, Lisbon's hilly old town is wonderful to explore on its historic trams, the El?ctricos, a living museum that soon changed the travel routine of Lisbon's population. In August 1901 the El?ctricos were introduced and the first electric line was inaugurated.Little has changed since that time and the original rolling stock has been in use to the present day, the electric motors and magnetic brakes of the small twin-axel `carros' providing amazing acceleration and excellent brakes. The S? Patriarcal Cathedral dates back to the 12th century when it was constructed on the site of a mosque at the command of Portugal's first king, Alfonso Henriques.Within its inner courtyard there is a unique Roman iron balustrade and the remains of columns that contain ornate reliefs.Excavations in the courtyard reveal the remains of walls that date from Phoenician and Roman times. The Moorish knights' castle, the Castelo de S?o Jorge, is located above the Baixa district.In 1300, the 110 metre high castle mound was transformed into a royal palace in which, up to 1511, the kings of Portugal resided. As the journey continues, most of the carriages groan and rattle through the alleys, shake and clatter on the bends, and inch by inch stagger up the hills in streets so narrow that the houses appear to touch each other. The Torre De Belem is regarded as Lisbon's emblem.Its battlements and lighthouse, built in Manuelistic style, were for many years the state prison.Today it contains the King's Hall and Governor's Room.Originally, the Torre was located in the centre of the deep Tejo but changes in the flow of the river brought it closer to the land.The prison was housed in the lower sections and as the water level rose, prisoners were forced to stand waist-deep in water. There's a lot to see in Lisbon and its atmospheric El?ctricos make the tour just that little bit more special!
  4. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2096

    Tower of Belem (Torre De Belem Lisbon), Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD . Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Widely visible, and in the form of a ship rising out of the sea, Portugal's Torre De Belem is a fascinating structure which symbolizes the spirit of discovery of its creator, King Manuel I. Here, Byzantine, Venetian, Arabian, and even Indian building elements, combine in monumental Manuelism style. In order to protect the approaches to Lisbon, canons point threateningly out to sea and its vast cellars were originally used as a means of defence. Massive stone blocks hermetically seal the interior from the outside world. It was here that the discoverer, Vasco Da Gama, dreamed of distant lands.
  5. $30.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : BEST2095

    The Best of Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD . The Best of. 60 Minutes. Lisbon and area Featuring visits to St.George Castle, Tower of Belem, Alfama, Cascais, Mafra, Palace of Pena, Sintra, Guincho, Santa Justa Elevator, The Monument of the Discoveries, The Jeroniamos monastery and more... The Algarve Featuring visits to Albuferia, lagos, Sagres, The mountains of Monchique, Vale Do Lobo, Vilamoura, Tavira, Portimao and more... Madeira Featuring visits to Madeira Wines, Funchal City, The Fish Market, Enchanting Gardens, Camara de Lobos, Santana Village, Hiking in the Mountains and more..
  6. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2094

    Monastery of Jeronimos (Mosteiro Dos Jeronimos Lisbon), Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD . Global Treasures . 10 Minutes. In the Lissabon quarter of Bel?m the vast Hieronymit Monastery, the Mosteiro Dos Jer?nimos, covers an area of 300 metres. At one time, its beautiful facade was situated close to the banks of the Tejo and it is no accident that the monastery was built in this location. King Manuel The First wanted the monastery to highlight the importance of religion for the sea-faring nation of Portugal at the beginning of the 16th century. Henry The Sailor donated the tiny Maria Chapel that was the first structure within the actual monastery area. Together with his father, King Jo?o The First, he led a fleet of 200 ships to victory against the North African harbour town of Cueta. Portugal was a mighty sea power. Courageous voyages of discovery led to the development of trade on newly discovered continents and along with his loyal sailors the world famous discoverer, Vasco Da Gamma, prayed in the Maria Chapel of Henry The Sailor prior to his ocean-going adventures. Ribbed Gothic vaults support the ceiling of the church that dates back to the 16th century. Colored glass windows create a breathtaking spectacle of light. In addition to various important members of the Portuguese royal family and numerous religious leaders, it is also the final resting place of Vasco Da Gama. The monastery's richly decorated facade still shines out with all the glorious luster of Portugal's courageous seamen and their remarkable voyages of discovery.
  7. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : VSTA2093

    Lisbon Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Lisbon is a white city located on Portugal's River Tejo and is flamboyantly beautiful and full of melancholy, and also lively and bursting with colourful joie de vivre. The Praca Dom Pedro is more commonly known as the Rossio. At the northern end of the square is a former palace that has been transformed into a national theatre. The main square was once the setting of bull fights and up until 1820 and the Spanish Inquisition so called heretics were burned at the stake. The medieval S? Patriacal Cathedral stands defiantly on a hillside. Following the Christian conquest the city's bishops' church was built on the foundations of a former mosque to commemorate victory over the Moors. On the city's highest hill is the marvellous Castelo De Sao Jorge. Since times immemorial this fortified complex has stood guard above the mouth of the Tejo. Little remains of the former Moorish royal residence in which Vasco Da Gama?s journey to India was once celebrated. Electricos is the name of Lisbon's unique trams that travel noisily through the old town They are an indelible feature of the city and negotiate the city's twisting alleys like an ancient roller-coaster within streets so narrow that pedestrians are forced to seek refuge in the nearest doorway. On the banks of the Tejo on the outskirts of the Belem district is the Mosteiro Dos Jeronimos. This superb historical building with its snow-white fa?ade and adornments and figures in playful Manuelistic style dominates the entire city. Lisbon continues to be Portugal's unchanged treasure right up to the present day.
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    Item Code : GLBL2091

    Sintra, Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Around 30 kilometres from Lisbon is the small historic Portuguese town of Sintra where once the rise and fall of an entire kingdom took place. King Jo?o The First ordered construction of the Pal?cio Nacional De Sintra on the foundations of a Moorish construction that dated back to the 10th century. From the palace there's a beautiful view across the Vila Velha, Sintra's old town. The Pal?cio Nacional De Sintra consists of a variety of architectural styles that include Moorish, Gothic and Manuelistic design. 530 metres above sea level, on the summit of the Sintra Mountains, the spectacular Pal?cio Nacional De Pena overlooks the town. At first sight its towers resemble minarets, a symbol of a courageous and successful combination of numerous architectural traditions. Three kilometres from the castle is the oldest building in Sintra, the towers and walls of a Moorish castle, the Castelo Dos Mouros. The thousand year old ruins are famous for their breathtaking views that extend for several kilometres across the landscape and even as far as the Atlantic Ocean. In 1147, King Alfonso and his army conquered the old fortress. Sintra's gardens are the most beautiful in Europe and due to the region's unique climate, subtropical plants flourish in the fertile volcanic earth close to the Atlantic Ocean. Beneath the southern sun, Sintra's historic architecture continues to blend harmoniously with the glorious splendour of Nature.
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    Item Code : GLBL2090

    Se Cathedral Porto, Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD . Global Treasures . 10 Minutes. From Pena Ventos Hill the view across the traditional and picturesque old town of Porto on the Rio Douro could not be more beautiful. The houses are set close to each other along the steep slopes of the old Portuguese harbour town. The historic origins of S? Catedral date back to the 12th century when the original church was established on a raised area of granite rock. The historic origins of S? Catedral date back to the 12th century when it was built on a raised area of granite rock. The decision to construct the building at this location was probably more for strategic rather than aesthetic reasons. In spite of numerous reconstructions, the church has never been able to lose its fortress-like appearance. Throughout the centuries and according to the architectural of each epoch, the external Romanesque appearance of the cathedral has been the subject of constant transformation. King Joao The First and his wife, Philippa, had eight children, among whom was their famous son and discoverer, Henry The Navigator, who was born in Porto. In addition to numerous successful expeditions, Henry's self-taught contribution to shipbuilding and nautical science earned him a glorious place in the pages of history. Due to his achievements he laid the foundation for Portugal's subsequent emergence as a colonial power.
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    Item Code : VSTA2089

    Porto Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Situated in the north of Portugal, Porto is a cultural capital of Europe and birthplace of the nation. The Torre Dos Clerigos is the symbol of the city and was built in the middle of the 18th century on a rock at the city's most elevated point. Two hundred and twenty five steps lead to a stunning view across the picturesque old harbour town and its carpet of red rooftops that nestle against the city's hills. Porto has one of the most beautiful markets in Europe that contains a large inner courtyard completely encircled by arcades. The narrow, deep river valley of the Douro is spanned by five bridges of which the most impressive is the Ponte Dom Louis. The Frenchman, Gustave Eiffel, constructed the gigantic two level bridge that connects Porto with its sister town, Vila Nova De Gaia. Five bridges connect the banks of the River Douro and two of them are monuments that date back to the Industrial Revolution. The river has always been the city's lifeline and a trading route to the whole world. The entire river valley was designated as a vine growing area because it is where the world famous port wine is grown. With all of its picturesque districts including its Baroque splendour and the palatial houses of its elite, Porto has well and truly survived the march of time.
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    Item Code : GLBL2088

    Porto Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and is the city from which the country derived its name. At its centre is the Praca Da Liberdade a large square that is guarded by a statue of King Dom Pedro the Fourth. The Torre Dos Clerigos is the symbol of Porto and in the middle of the 18th century was built on a rock at the city's highest point. Of particular interest is the remarkable external wall toward the east that is decorated with a huge example of the Portuguese art form known as `azuelejos'. The tidal and deep-cut river valley of the Douro is spanned by four bridges of which the most impressive is the iron-built, Ponte Dom Louis. The Frenchman, Gustave Eiffel, constructed this gigantic twin level bridge that connects Porto with its sister town, Vila Nova De Gaia. Porto is a cultural capital of Europe whose glorious spirit of the past has managed to survive the centuries.
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    Item Code : GLBL2087

    Order of Christ (Convento De Christo Tomar) Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Proudly, powerfully and surrounded by fortified walls, the Convento De Christo Monastery is situated above the town of Tomar, north of Lisbon. Beyond the near impenetrable fortification was the Portuguese branch of the Order of the Knights Templar. The layout and decoration of the Convento De Christo and its church contain the numerous architectural styles and works of art of various periods. The Knights of Christ contributed to the final expulsion of the Moors, the liberation of the country and the creation of the Portuguese monarchy. The stabilization of power soon led to the rise of Portugal as an influential nation of seafarers and explorers. In the 15th century the Knights of Christ played a significant role in the country's development. The convent's circular building, the Charola, was decorated with the jewellery of the 16th century. It was originally inspired by Romanic-Byzantine style that dates back to the days of the Knights Templar. The Convento De Christo, even to the present day, is full of both historical and religious appeal.
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    Item Code : GLBL2086

    Monastery of Batalha (Mosterio De Batalha) Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The Batalha Monastery is one of Portugal's masterpieces of Late Gothic architecture and also one of its most important monuments. The monastery was built in thanksgiving to the Virgin Mary who answered the people's prayers during the decisive battle of Aljubarrota and in keeping with the political and historical significance of this victory, the architecture of the monastery is quite magnificent and full of artistic flair. Its construction took a hundred and fifty years. Its architecture was designed to be magnificently regal and majestic and it contains several royal tombs. Motifs of royal battledress partly decorate the interior of the church, a reminder of its former builder and patron, Joao The First, and through beautiful multi-coloured glass windows, rays of light illuminate a multitude of rich treasures. Today, the numerous Gothic ornaments and beautiful glass windows of more recent times provide the monastery with a dignified show of colour. However, little remains of the Holy Dominican Order that worshipped within its walls for more than four centuries. This exquisite monastery is quite rightly considered to be one of the most influential in the development of Portuguese architecture.
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    Item Code : GLBL2085

    Monastery of Alcobaca (Mosteiro De Alcobaca) Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The Mosteiro De Alcoba?a is a massive, medieval monastery in Alcoba?a and one of the most important historical monuments in Portugal. The creative influence of the monastery's fraternity is still evident and its interior is one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic Cistercian design. King Afonso Henriques promised the construction of the Cistercian monastery in 1147 following a decisive victory over the Moors. He kept his word and six years after his military triumph the first construction work on the monastery began. The majority of the buildings were completed in 1222 although the monastery's kitchen and its impressive chimney were added in the 18th century. The Cloister was built in the 15th century at the time of King Dinis. Due to the vow of silence this building was known as the silent cloister. When the religious fraternities were disbanded in 1834 the Mosteiro De Alcoba?a was abandoned by its monks but its treasures and much of its age old splendour have been preserved to the present day.
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    Item Code : BREW2084

    In Madeira - Travel Video.
    DVD. The Brewshow. 90 Minutes. Lying deep in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, the Portuguese sub-tropical paradise invites all to enjoy its unique island culture. Famous for flowers and wine and so much more. Extra short segments: Cafe Chega de Saudade Fisherman's Poncha Palheiro Golf Club
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    Item Code : CTIS2083

    Madeira Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cities of the World. 60 Minutes. Madeira - a part of Portugal - is an island near the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. The island has a mild climate, and its main assets are its legendary flowers and natural beauties. Madeira's name is strongly connected with the wine and a handcraft of the same name. In the center of the Wine Company we can taste and buy this fantastic drink as well as take a look at its history. In the mountain village of Monte lies the last Habsburg royalty, and this is the place where the famous toboggan sleds can be seen. Camacha is famous for its basket makers and Moniz for its cave spa. In Santana the tourists can see many thatched houses so characteristic of the island. The 1800 meters high mountains and the lush flora offer recreation for the hikers, mountaineers, parachutists and bikers. Beside the levadas - watering canals - we can walk through Madeira among the banana plantations, vineyards, sugar cane fields, eucalyptus and laurel forests. The landscape is full of volcanic stones, basalt rocks, deep gorges, blacksanded beaches and mountaintops hardly visible in the mist. In the capital, Funchal, which is famous for its busy cultural life, we can take a look at the copy of the ship of Columbus.
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    Item Code : ALTR2082

    Lagos - Travel Video.
    DVD. Alternate Routes. 30 Minutes. This beach town in southern Portugal is a 'black hole' for travelers who get sucked in by the amazing weather, beaches, surfing, and bars. Andrew from Vancouver found work at one of the bars and his initial two day visit has stretched into two seasons. He shares accommodation with other like-minded travelers and together they enjoy the daily routine that is the Lagos experience. Experience the rush of traveling the world for the first time with a crew of international back-packers, ages 16 - 22 on their quest for adventure, romance and the perfect moment. A variety of hosts from around the globe and the young people they hook up with on location are relentless in their pursuit of fun (and don't forget that culture, mate!) American girls explore Rome, Brits take on Thailand and things get wild when the Aussie's arrive in Copenhagen. Five continents, Unlimited Adventure. Take the alternate route, dude.
  18. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : EXPH2081

    A Festive Land - Viana Do Castelo Portugal.
    Travel Video. DVD. Exploring. The medieval city of Viana do Castelo lies in the Minho region on the northeastern coast of Portugal. This ancient land is the birthplace of the country, and history resonates through every picturesque place. Here the country's colourful folklore comes to life in costume, music and festivities, and time-honored tradition transcends generations. In this show, perspectives take us from an open cockpit gyrocopter flight, swooping high above the rolling green countryside, to the flower lined streets of Ponte de Lima, where crowds of enthusiastic locals celebrate the centuries-old tradition of Vaca das Cordas, and invite all to join in. Join the all night party on the flower lined streets of Ponte de Lima Buckle up for a wild gyrocopter flight over Northern Portugal Mingle with the adrenaline charged crowd at Vaca das Cordas Freestyle with the urban daredevils of "Stress Off" Swing your partner in Viana do Castelo's main square Catch a bird's eye view from the open cockpit of the Trike From the aerial view to the human perspective, Exploring Horizons travels off the beaten path to the remote corners of the world and finds those places where civilization moved in without taking over. Three stunning seasons cover a cross section of culture, adventure and amazing places that make up our global village.
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    Item Code : GLBL2080

    Church of St.
    Francis Porto (Igreja de Sao Francisco), Portugal - Travel Video. DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Since the early foundation of Porto in Roman times the Douro River has been an important lifeline for the second largest city in Portugal. Its outstanding landmark, the Igreja De Sao Francisco, rises up above the steep riverbank and over a nostalgic tramline. During the economic and cultural flowering period of the city the plain Igreja De Sao Francisco of those days was transformed into a splendid building. In the 17th and 18th centuries a vast amount of money was donated to the church and this assisted in creating the historic masterpiece of today. No expense was spared by the local citizens. It is thought that more than two hundred kilograms of gold leaf was used to adorn the church. Even today the highly detailed quality of the woodcarvings highlights the magnificent craftsmanship of bygone times. Whether the pulpit or the many paintings, the abundance of exquisite workmanship is simply astonishing and unique in the whole of Porto, an impressive fantasy of marble and gold.
  20. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : CTIS2078

    Algarve Portugal - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cities of the World. 60 Minutes. Portugal. The 5 and half thousand square meters large southern part of the once proud colonial empire is Algarve, bathing all year in the sun. From the hilltops, moor forts look down on to the surroundings. In the old towns narrow roads lead up to the magnificent Manuel-style temples. The buildings are ornamented by Azulejos, moor painted tiles. The monuments and statues summon adventurers and explorers: Magellan and Vasco De Gama. The country is full of fishing villages, palm trees, vine arbours, olive tree orchards, and orange gardens. The Playa de Rocha and the other sandy beaches are surrounded by large cliffs, stone archs and lagoons. On the hill of Moniche we travel among pine trees and para oaks. From the lighthouse of the Saint Vincent cape we can only see the endless Atlantic Ocean, which the medieval man thought to be the end of the world...

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