Packing properly for a trip only ever makes it more enjoyable, as doing so would guarantee that you would have one less worry for the entire duration of your trip. This is why it really pays off to take the time to learn efficient ways to do it correctly. All these methods take a bit […]
Portugal is as fascinating as it is diverse. Towering mountains, a beautiful rocky coastline, deep gorges and valleys and ancient cities. The perfect way to discover the country is the flexibility of a self-drive. Starting in Porto in the north, spend two weeks weaving your way down to Faro in the southern Algarve. Porto – […]
If you’re lucky to be in Lisbon for New Year’s Eve, you’re in for a treat. The city comes alive with fireworks, parties and merriness. What to do and where to go on New Year can feel a little overwhelming. Fortunately, we’ve put together some suggestions on seeing in 2017 in the Portuguese capital, depending […]
When you think about moving to Portugal, you may need to consider the paperwork involved with such a big move or the applications that must be applied for to gain residency. You may also need to think about hiring a moving company or an overseas shipper to move your car as well as many other […]
For a country not known for castles, it’s certainly got its fair share. Dotting the picturesque hilltops, overlooking the countries rivers and plains, there are many fine examples of Middle Age fortifications. Here are nine of our favorites: São Jorge Castle Without a doubt, São Jorge Castle is the most visited castle in Portugal. It’s […]
Don’t Visit Lisbon Without Trying These Dishes! Portuguese food is about simplicity. Fresh, seasonal ingredients served with the minimum of fuss. Take the seafood as an example. After bringing in the day’s catch, it’s often steamed or grilled and doused in a little olive oil and garlic. That’s it. Here’s 7 dishes you can’t leave […]
Whether you’re religious – or you’re not – you will experience something heavenly in Fátima. Whether it is the beauty of its holy shrines, the devout pilgrims in joyful prayer or the miles of shepherd’s-turned-walking trails through the countryside, visitors undoubtedly feel something spiritual during their stay. More than 4 million pilgrims visit the Catholic […]
The good news? Travel & Leisure declared Portugal the winner of its prestigious “Destination of the Year” award for 2016! Of course, we at Portugal.com could not agree more: The magazine’s editors say Portugal’s vibrant culture, affordability, stellar cuisine and year-round warm weather attract more tourists every year. And the increase in nonstop flights from […]
Located in central Portugal, the Serra da Estrela National Park is a hiking enthusiast’s dream. While most come to Portugal to relax along the beautiful coastline or explore the cities, adventurous hikers break away from the tourist crowds and head to the park to walk the remote trails. Roughly translating to ‘Mountains of Stars’, the […]
Lisbon Chronicles Built in the seventeenth century as a hunting lodge for the first Marquis de Fronteira, D. João de Mascarenhas, a hero of the Portuguese War of Restoration, this beautiful palace is located on the edge of Parque Florestal de Monsanto, in Largo de São Domingos de Benfica. The Palace was enlarged in the […]
Clemens Wirth recently went on a trip to Portugal with his girlfriend. He decided to bring along his camera and drone to take some pictures. The result is Limbo: A Tiny Portugal Coast Story. Enjoy! Limbo from Clemens Wirth.
24 Hours in Braga Although often overlooked in favour of Porto and Lisbon, Braga has much to offer as a tourist destination in its own right. As well as being the epicentre of religious life in Portugal, with the oldest diocese in the country, it’s also one of the most ancient cities in the whole […]
My first encounter with Pedro and Inês’ heart-rending romance was on a guided walk through the grounds of Quinta das Lágrimas in Coimbra. Back in the 14th century, this was a royal palace and Portugal’s real-life Romeo and Juliet conducted their passionate but illicit affair there. The palace is now a hotel but you don’t […]
Lisbon’s trams are one of the most popular ways to tour the city. However, the complicated routes can confuse even the savviest tourist. Check out Luke Charnay’s article How to Ride Tram 28 in Lisbon for Yettio Travel Magazine to get the tips and tricks on how to ride Lisbon’s most popular tram.
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