The Euro 2004 tournament will be played in eight great Portuguese cities. Here's a guide to some of their delights:

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The most-sought-after seat on the Algarve is at Restaurant Gigi, on the beach near the posh Quinta da Marinha hotel-and-golf complex in Almancil—just 20 kilometers west of Faro on the N 125. The restaurant sits on a sand dune. Owner Bernardo Gigi, 54, gets the best daily catch directly from local fishermen. "I have always had a passion for cooking," he says, while boasting of his A-grade guest list, which includes Princess Caroline of Monaco, Luciano Pavarotti and George...

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