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Map of the city of Lisbon's contemporary art is now available
15 Jul 16 | Art Map
Map of the city of Lisbon's contemporary art is now available
Visitors to Lisbon can now consult a map of the city's contemporary art. Available online and in print format, the map will help visitors plan their sightseeing. Practical and easy to use, the art map presents around a hundred museums, galleries and other spaces that regularly conduct activities in the field of contemporary art. The aim is to make contemporary art more accessible to a wide range of audiences, fostering knowledge and greater (...)
 

314 beaches and 17 ports and marinas awarded Blue Flag in 2016
03 June 16 | ABAE
314 beaches and 17 ports and marinas awarded Blue Flag in 2016
In the year that marks 30 years of the Blue Flag system, a total of 314 beaches and 17 recreational ports and marinas were attributed the distinction in Portugal in 2016, for the first time breaking the 300 barrier in terms of Blue Flag beaches. Portugal remains the 5th ranked country in Europe, as it was in 2015. In first place is Spain (578), followed by Turkey (436), Greece (395) and France (379). It is pointed out that none of those (...)
 

Portugal wins Sustainable Tourism European award
03 June 16 | ETIS
Portugal wins Sustainable Tourism European award
The Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, in the Alentejo, was one of the award-winning destinations as attributed by the European Commission in the  European Tourism Indicators System (ETIS), as a zone free from light pollution allowing unique “night sky” observation opportunities. Over 100 destinations took part in the ETIS pilot phase to help build a unified European approach to measuring and monitoring how well sustainable and accessible tourism is (...)
 

Vilamoura beach wins Accessibility award
03 June 16
Vilamoura beach wins Accessibility award
Vilamoura beach, in Loulé council, is the winner of the “More Accessible Beach” Award, attributed by the National Rehabilitation Institute. This award is recognition of Loulé Municipal Council’s commitment to best practices in relation to accessibility and quality in the support provided to people with mobility difficulties during the 2015 bathing season on this beach. Vilamoura Beach, managed by Vilamoura World, is a welcoming beach with a vast (...)
 

Sintra Parks win “Design For All” award
03 June 16 | Parques de Sintra
Sintra Parks win “Design For All” award
The “Design For All” Foundation has attributed the “Sintra Parks Welcome Better” project organised by Sintra - Monte da Lua Parks with the good practices award in the category of “Spaces, products and services”. As well as Sintra Parks, another 22 candidates from several countries were in the running for this award. The “Parques de Sintra Acolhem Melhor” (Sintra Parks Welcome Better) project intends to make it easier for the public to benefit (...)
 

Two New Biosphere Reserves in Portugal
03 June 16 | www.unesco.org
Two New Biosphere Reserves in Portugal
On 19 March, Portugal was attributed two more Biosphere Reserves, bringing its number up to 10 Biosphere Reserves out of the total of 669 in the World Network covering 120 countries. Portugal has 3 of the world’s 16 Cross-Border Biosphere Reserves, in a good example of cooperation with Spain and which emphasises the importance of the network in organising this Programme, bringing all the benefits derived from making contact, sharing and (...)
 

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