Portugal by... Condé Nast TravelerPortugal faces the Atlantic, smells of the Atlantic, breathes the Atlantic, has an Atlantic soul... but its cuisine is more Mediterranean than it seems. A paradox! The three essentials of the Portuguese diet are (...)
The contemporary and historical exhibition "The Portuguese Prison Photo Project", can be seen from 9 September to 3 December 2017 at the Portuguese Photography Centre (CPF), in Porto, a former historic penitentiary.
This project aims to provide an (...)
Various references to this boat prove its origins lie way back in the 10th century.The rabelos were purpose designed for the river Douro and its complex navigational challenges as well as for the transport of casks of wine. Its characteristics (...)
The origin of the Order of the Knights of S. Bento de Avis dates back to the Christian Reconquest, in the middle of the 12th century. Based in Évora, initially under the name of the Friars of Évora, after the city was conquered from the Moors. (...)
There’s nothing better for a breather and an escape from routine than a stay at a thermal baths. And in Centro de Portugal there are many to choose from…Owing to its geological characteristics, mineral springs abound in this region. The pure waters (...)
The starting point on this itinerary is by Roman temple. Dating back to the second century, this is the jewel in Evora´s glittering crown. Many of the elegant columns remain intact rising up to finely decorated Corinthian points.To the north of the (...)
Close by Leiria, heading northwards, is Marrazes, a small settlement and home to an interesting Museum School. A little further on there is the Sanctuary of Senhor Jesus which resulted in the founding of Milagres that now encircles it. 6 kilometres (...)
The steep hills on which Lisbon lies bestow the city with an urban rhythm that is part of its charming contrast to other European capitals. However, for the people who spend their lives in the city, climbing up by foot is rather less romantic and (...)
The administrative capital of a province that covered regions including Galicia and the Minho and one of oldest bishopdoms, Braga forms the beginning of one of the Routes of Santiago. This was once a matter of great rivalry as in the 11th century, (...)
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