Many know Aveiro as a Portuguese coastal city permeated by a saltwater lagoon, its picturesque moliceiro boats, and the famed traditional sweets called ovos moles. Yet, very few people are familiar with the odd but surely entertaining São Gonçalinho festivities. This one-of-a-kind annual celebration that starts every January 10th, is natural to one of the […]
Aveiro is a Portuguese coastal city located between Lisbon and Porto. In the last couple of years, the city has been attracting visitors and the attention of international media that insist on calling it “the Venice of Portugal”— a comparison that we strongly disagree with, and a premise that might leave many tourists disappointed. That’s […]
Portugal is a beautiful and scenic place that is so rich culturally that the best moments in Portugal will be those where you spend time closest to their culture. Be it sipping their savory wine or their authentic cuisine, Portugal will always provide a different experience to your senses. And the marvelous architecture speaks for […]
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 […]
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 […]
Europe is a tourist destination that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Most of the people swarm into London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and others just because they are on the top of the destination list. But, it is true that there are more places to discover on your trip and make it a […]
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 – […]
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.
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 […]
Recently Lukas Miller from Germany went on holiday to Portugal with his girlfriend. Lukas shared his trip with us and it sounds amazing and the video and pictures are incredible. We hope to see more of Lukas in Portugal soon.
My day trip to Furnas was foggier and wetter than expected but that didn’t stop my friend and I from enjoying its charms. Having abandoned our original idea of walking around the lake we found other things to appreciate despite the rain. Underground cooking As we entered the lakeside car park, we could see steam […]
The hardest part of planning a vacation in southern Europe is choosing exactly where to go – there are just way too many compelling destinations! Here’s a way to make it easier: Start in Portugal! Portugal is consistently rated as one of the safest, least expensive and most naturally diverse countries in Europe. And when […]
Around July, four close friends shared an unforgettable experience in Lagos, Portugal. Celebrating friendship (and a birthday), this group had the adventure of a lifetime immersed in the natural beauty of Portugal. Check out Becky Love’s Portugal Adventure and her blog Live for Love (and a little cake) for the full story: Oh My Lagos
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