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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Don't get caught calling Aveiro the Venice of Portugal just because of the charming canals that crisscross the city. Residents prefer to think of Venice as the Aveiro of Italy. Located on the Ria de Aveiro, a 45-kilometer-long saltwater lagoon mostly cut off from the Atlantic by wide sand dunes and pine forests, the city (pop. 70,000) dates back at least to the 10th century. The Moors held it until the 14th century, after which it became popular with...

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