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Second picture of "Postcards from Alcochete". You can see the first one here. Since this it's my hometown i will try to show it to the world the best i can.

Alcochete is located on the south bank of the River Tagus, near the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve. Salt has long-been one of the main industries here, and saltpans can still be seen to the north and south of the town.
The town's foundation dates back to the 7th century, after the Moors conquered Lisbon. Its name derives from the Arabic word for kiln, as there have been many found in the area.

This picture was taken from the maritime pontoon and you also can see the Igreja da Misericórdia (Church of Mercy), founded in mid 16th century and was part of the Palace where King Manuel I was born. Today it houses the Museum of Sacred Art. It has an interesting 1582 - 83 altarpiece and a Flag of Sisterhood, the oldest known in Portugal.

in "Wikipédia" and "Solares de Portugal"

Regards from Portugal,
António

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Additional Photos by Antonio Sousa (ajcsousa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 63 N: 529] (1804)
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