Belem Tower, also called Torre de Belem, is one of the most recognizable historical sites in Lisbon. Portuguese explorers sailed past the this fortress on their way in and out of the city. Today, the site attracts over 500,000 visitors each year. If you’re planning on becoming one of those visitors, there are a few […]
While Evora might not be the first city on your mind when you start planning your trip to Portugal, it should definitely make the list. The incredible history in this city will captivate and amaze you. Learn more about the city, and check out some of our favorite things to do in Evora. Why Evora? […]
One of Portugal’s best known exports is port wine. The wine is made from grapes produced exclusively in Portugal’s Douro Valley region, in the North. It is a rich dessert wine that comes in several varieties. On a port wine tasting, you might expect to try both tawny and ruby ports. In the past, a […]
If you’re not thinking of taking a Benagil Cave tour, you should be. Benagil Cave is often listed as one of the most stunning caves in the world. The stone that forms the cave is yellowing, with streaks of rusty orange. The ocean waves lap gently through the cave entrance and onto the shores of […]
Imagine waking up and looking out your window to see beautiful buildings along cobblestone streets. The coffee is hot, and the Pasteis de Belem are sweet. You spend your day taking in stunning views from the historic castles and monasteries, sipping wine, and enjoying your ideal Lisbon vacation. Lisbon is one of the hottest cities […]
From food to festivals, Portuguese culture is full of many intertwined elements that create an exciting and vibrant atmosphere. Art, religion, literature, and even soccer are all important aspects of life for the people of Portugal. Food: Portugal has a rich food culture. Across the country, you can find a wide variety of local cuisines. […]
The gorgeous, sunny Algarve beaches (praias) are what draw many tourists to Portugal. But with the coastline stretching almost 100 miles, it can be impossible to choose just where to go on your next vacation. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the Algarve! Whether you prefer to […]
When planning any vacation, an important question is ‘how much will it cost?’ Luckily, Portugal is one of the least expensive countries in Western Europe to visit. Check out our cost breakdown to find out just how much you can expect to spend on your trip to Portugal. Book one of our great tours to […]
Lisbon is full of beauty and history. But it’s also full of tourists. If you want to check out some of the more offbeat Lisbon highlights and see where the locals hang out, you’ll want to check out our guide on 10 of the most exciting and unusual things to do in Lisbon. Fado Music […]
Read Part 1 and Part 2 of our Brief History of Portugal series! Kingdom of Portugal and the Age of Discovery 1139: Afonso Henriques founded the Kingdom of Portugal, with himself as its king. 1143: Afonso Henriques declared Portugal a vassal state of Pope Innocent II. As a result, Portugal received the church’s support in […]
Portuguese religion has been a prominent aspect of the culture throughout the country’s history. Christianity and Catholicism have played a large role in the governance of the country, and the church still holds certain privileges today. Check out Part 1 of our Brief History of Portugal series! Establishment of Christianity Since the founding of the […]
Northern Portugal is beautiful, and you’ll want to make sure to get the best experience during your trip there. Check out our guide on the best week long road trip through Northern Portugal, and learn how to make the most of your time. Day 1 – Porto To kick your trip off right, you should […]
Over the course of its years, the Portuguese Empire created countless colonies across the globe. These colonies allowed the Portuguese to trade goods, spread Catholicism, and control native populations. Though the Portuguese Empire has since disappeared, its effects remain. Creating an Empire The widespread, international Portuguese Empire began in the 15th century, but the country […]
From the warm sunny beaches of the Algarve to the sophisticated riverside wine tastings of Porto, Portugal tourism has something for everybody. Portugal is a popular destination because of its safe cities and inexpensive cost of goods. With the exception of a few isolated areas, crime rates in Portugal are exceptionally low. Activities in Portugal […]
Beautiful beaches, delicious wine and seafood, stunning countrysides, and rich history. If Portugal isn’t the first place that pops into your mind when thinking of these features, it should be! Portugal is known for a wide variety of different reasons. It’s the birthplace of both Christiano Ronaldo and Port wine, home of the Algarve’s sunny beaches […]
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