Travelers to Lisbon never miss the 25th of April Bridge. It hangs over the Tagus River and frames the photos of every tourist – and local – who catches a glimpse of its picturesque red arches. But what many visitors miss is the true story behind the span – and its namesake date. Here’s […]
Ask a city of 500,000 people about Lisbon’s best “local” sights and you’ll surely get 500,000 different answers. But the vast number of unique and charming attractions are a big part of the Portuguese capital’s appeal. So after visiting the major sights such as the Sao George Castle, the Torre de Belem and the Jeronimos […]
Here’s the problem with Portugal: There’s just too much to do! Portugal has so many compelling attractions that it can be difficult to decide how to spend your time – especially if you only have one week. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. After arranging hundreds of vacations to Portugal, we know what […]
The world is waking up to Portugal’s farm-to-table tradition and rich culinary history. Although there are many, many types of dishes worth trying, we’ve compiled a list of five can’t-miss foods for any trip. 1. Black Pork The Portuguese love their pork, and no pork is more highly regarded than porco preto, which gets its […]
There’s a Party for Every Taste in Portugal High culture or low, or something in between, there’s something for everyone all year long in Portugal. Pagan rites, Holy Week happenings, foodie fests, big rock shows and more—the Portuguese love their parties, many of which you’ll find nowhere else in the world. Beyond the big events, […]
Experts say Portugal is one of the top 10 countries to visit this year – and we agree! If you do too and you’re planning a trip to one of Europe’s most affordable, safe and historic nations, consider our insider picks for Portugal’s hottest destinations of 2016: 1. Cascais If you’ve ever wondered where James […]
Considering a trip to Europe? Visit Portugal! With so many world-class offerings for travelers of all types, Portugal is increasingly playing a starring role on the European travel stage. It’s time to discover the possibilities: Consider these reasons why Portugal should be on your go-to vacation list this year: 1) Safety first. While […]
During WWII, Portugal’s capital city became known as a capital of intrigue and espionage, filled with both Allied and Axis agents roaming freely through the city’s atmospheric cobblestone streets. Because Portugal stayed neutral during the war, the port city was filled with not only spies but exiled European royalty, wealthy Jews, escaped POWs, black marketers […]
Porto (Oporto as it is know to the British) is the second largest city in Portugal and is the capital of its Northern region. It is an industrial and commercial center that is constantly buzzing. It was built along the hills that are set overlooking the Douro River estuary, across from Vila Nova de Gaia, […]
This great little hotels was a pleasant surprise. Located in its namesake Avenida Duque de Loule, it is at a brief walking distance from bustling and buzzing Plaza Marques de Pombal. It’s also about a mile from Restauradores and Rossio (Pedro IV Square) or the baixa as it is know in Lisboa. It has good access […]
This UNESCO World Heritage City has a rich history and unique cultural roots that date from Roman times. During the 1400s it was the residence of the King of Portugal, and the city thus benefited from the royal court’s influence. Evora’s character was cemented during the 17th and 18th centuries, and the preservation of its […]
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Portugal has consistently been ranked as one of the best and lowest cost destinations in Europe. Located at the western most coast of the Iberian peninsula, Portugal is the entry point for an all encompassing European vacation, or one the most wonderful vacation experiences if only visiting the country. A holiday in Portugal will undoubtedly make […]
On March 29, 2015, thousands of people made their way toward John Paul II Airport in Ponta Delgada, the capital city of Sâo Miguel, the biggest and most populous island in the Azores. More than anything, the scene looked like the filming of a Hollywood movie in which the populace was witnessing the advent of air transportation. […]
The Barcelos Rooster is considered to be the unofficial symbol of Portugal. You can find this emblem in many forms in every local shop and especially gift shops. This national symbol is mostly found in its typical ceramic from as well as embroidered on towels and aprons. Other souvenirs include key-chains, paperweights and other popular tourism gifts. The Barcelos Rooster […]
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