Realising it has been an unfeasibly longtime since I was last in Portugal I've started having a quick look for a potential re-visit sometime soon, and i noticed it doesn't have a relevant country thred yet, so here it is.
I know a fair bit about Portugal, and have a good handle on where to head so my motive isn't so much to get an idea, however if any one has itineraries they wanted to share with others or specific recommendations, they are always welcome.
However the great recent batch of reviews form Caspar Dechmann got me looking at their recently rejuvinated, but seemingly muddled T-List. There are a number of sites that cover the same thing, Lisbon could end up with EIGHT WHS if these all come to fruition, of course they won't.
But suggesting the city could end up with four inscribed sites doesn't seem too wild a consideration (Either Pombaline or Global City, the Route to Santiago extension and perhaps the Oeuvre of Alvaro Siza in addition to the already inscribed Belem).
There are quite a lot of undefined "concept" sites.
The weirdest one being Route of Magellan. First around the World
, which is particularly odd as Magellan's route never involved Portugal (he left from Sanlucar near Donana NP).
The only places in Portugal mentioned in the nominations are museums or archives, perhaps we should locate the marker at one of those (38.754905, -9.156548 Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo), at the moment, logically but somewhat incongruously, it is in the Straights of Magellan, meaning the Portuguese map is zoomed out to show the whole world, or perhaps that desirable.
Though it does also mention that the nomination will include monuments so perhaps the Discoveries Monument (38.695979, -9.205386) in Belem would work for a location?
The Ensemble of Álvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal, is also light on the specific buildings included, but does include a list of Municipalities and in the text there are a handful of buildings mentioned. I will try and dig down to see if I can get some sort of short list together. At the moment I have it as a T-List site I have sort of visited, be pretty sure I visited the Pavilhão de Portugal whilst waiting for a train at Oriente station in Lisbon.