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May 26, 2019 - June 1, 2019

The frontier lands between Portugal and Spain constitute some of the oldest international borderlands in Europe. Called "A Raia" in Portuguese (the stripe), the border has remained mostly unchanged since 1297 and the Treaty of Alcanizes. The border runs for 754 miles, one of the longest uninterrupted borders in the European Union.And, while many visitors explore Portugal’s long Atlantic coast, these towns and villages tell a fascinating tale of commerce, history and survival. Allow us to take you on a trip to visit a handful of the frontier towns to see mighty walls, ancient markets, hallowed churches and a glimpse into the soul of Portugal. Read more →