Monday, 12 January 2009 21:29Fluviário de Mora as Portugal’s best museum of 2008. The Fluviário presents life on a typical Iberian river, including exhibits on some exotic species. It is located near the Açude do Gameiro, near Mora. Visitors can watch the river species, some which have already disappeared from the rivers, such as the sturgeon, and discover some species that live in other rivers of the world. The Fluviário de Mora opened in 2007 and has also won an International Architecture Award. More than 300,000 visitors have been to the museum since its opening. The Portuguese Museum Association also honored the Elvas Contemporary Art Museum and the Fundão Archeological Museum as runners up. Lisbon’s National Museum of Archeology won the prize for Best Exhibit, and the award for Best Cultural Extension service went to the Communication Museum and to the Colecção Berardo. http://www.museusportugal.org/apom/default1.htm
Thursday, 04 December 2008 17:12www.obidosvilanatal.pt
Thursday, 20 November 2008 20:07Turismo de Portugal is investing in promoting bird watching in Portugal, where some 330 species of bird can be found, some quite rare. And, it can be practiced year-round. Better yet, birds may be seen in their natural habitats, such as the estuary reserves of the rivers Sado, Tejo, the Ria Formosa the Sapal of Castro Marim, the Valley of the Guadiana, the Douro International Park, the Tejo International Park, the Serra da Estrela natural reserve to name just a few. Some of the rarest birds in Portugal include the Rüppell's Vulture, a garças-dos-recifes, o Cygnus olor a andorinha-do-mar-árctica (Sterna paradisaea), a gaivota-de-bico-fino (Larus genei). For more information about bird watching tours in Portugal visit Rotas da Terra; Birds.com; Lands.pt; Natura Algarve; ; Madeira Birds and Europarques.
Monday, 17 November 2008 19:18http://www.oceanario.pt/site/ol_ctexto_00.asp?localid=115
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