Once again, travel experts are ranking Portugal as one of the best places to visit in the world – not to mention, one the countries with the most unique and delicious cuisine. Check out our picks for the must-try foods in the year’s must-visit spots around Portugal: Francesinha in Porto National Geographic Traveller says Porto […]
Alfama is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Europe and surely one of the most picturesque of Lisbon. This medieval neighborhood escaped the earthquake of 1755 and keeps its Moorish and Jewish roots in many of its traits and characteristics. The beautiful views of the city and the Tagus seduce both the travelers and the Lisbon […]
One of the world’s most beautiful provinces is Algarve. Located at the South of Portugal, its coastline extends over 200 km. The Algarve is well-known to be blessed with some of Europe’s most tidiest and picturesque sandy beaches. The Algarve is a genuinely fascinating region, and it’s not only famous for its beaches. There are […]
Compared to London or New York, Porto is good value. That said, it’s always possible to blow your budget at tourist traps wherever you travel when you don’t know what you’re doing. Follow these budget-friendly tips and you’ll come home without breaking the bank. Where To Stay Before you arrive in Porto, be sure to […]
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.
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