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Portugal wins World’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards
Portugal wins World’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards
Portugal is the great winner of the World Travel Awards 2017 final, having won World’s Leading Destination award. After winning the Europe’s Leading Destination award earlier in September, Portugal joined the list of 17 nominees at the grand final, which took place on November 10 in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Among the nominees, there were destinations such as Brazil, Greece, Maldives, United States of America, Morocco, Vietnam or Spain, and others. (...)
 

Craftsmanship of Estremoz clay figures is Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
07 Dec 17
Craftsmanship of Estremoz clay figures is Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
The Craftsmanship of Estremoz clay figures were inscribed on the UNESCO´s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on the7th december 2017.  The production of clay figures in Estremoz dates back to the seventeenth century, and the very characteristic aesthetic features of the figures make them immediately identifiable. The clay figures are dressed in the regional attires of Alentejo or the clothing of religious (...)
 

Portugal, the Best Golf Destination in the World
Portugal, the Best Golf Destination in the World
For the fourth consecutive year, Portugal was considered the World’s and Europe’s Best Golf Destination at the World Golf Awards. In the fourth edition of the World Awards dedicated to golf, at a ceremony held in Murcia, Spain, Portugal was again distinguished as the best country in which to play golf. These awards, which celebrate and distinguish excellence in golf tourism, are the result of votes cast by professionals in the golf industry (...)
 

Michelin stars in Portugal for 2018
29 Nov 17
Michelin stars in Portugal for 2018
As usual, November saw the announcement of the restaurants distinguished by the Michelin Guides for the excellence of their cuisine and service. In 2018 Portugal can count on a total of 23 award winning restaurants with 28 Michelin stars. The five restaurants with 2 Michelin stars are still there, but new restaurants have entered the list of 1 Michelin star restaurants, both in the Algarve region: "Gusto by Heinz Beck", in the Conrad Algarve (...)
 

Amarante, Barcelos and Braga join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
Amarante, Barcelos and Braga join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
Among the 64 cities that were recently included on the list of UNESCO Creative Cities there are three new Portuguese cities: Barcelos, Braga and Amarante. Barcelos is the first Portuguese city in the category of Crafts and Folk Art, which continues the effort that has been made to develop and appreciate the local material and immaterial heritage. The city is a reference in crafts where good practices, the strengthening of techniques and know-how (...)
 

Portugal - Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards
18 Oct 17 | WTA 2017
Portugal - Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards
Portugal won the award for Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards, the most prestigious tourism awards, during a ceremony held in St. Petersburg, Russia. The fact that Portugal won this award for the first time is evidence of the progress Portugal has made in terms of visibility and prestige as a quality destination. Only during 2017 Portugal received more than 2,300 prizes and distinctions. The diversity of landscapes, (...)
 

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