Historic villages of Portugal

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The Historic villages of Portugal are a group of 12 villages classified under a 1991 government program called The Historic Villages Program (Programa de Aldeias Históricas). The aim of the program was to restore and promote a series of ancient villages/human settlements important to the history of Portugal. Starting in 1991 the government included 10 villages located in the Beira Interior in the Historic Villages program:

An additional 2 villages were added to the program in 2003: