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Portugal has two of the best beaches in Europe
Portugal has two of the best beaches in Europe

Summer is upon us, and nothing like getting to know some of the best beaches for your holidays. Portugal has two of the best and most beautiful beaches in Europe. The guarantee is given by the organization European Best Destinations, a European non-profit organization that aims to promote culture and tourism of the Old Continent. […]

17 things that change forever when you live in another country
17 things that change forever when you live in another country

About to prepare our third move in a few years, I look back and I know that our life in a tightly packed suitcase and move to another country was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Because when you leave, when you turn your life journey and uncertainty far. You face new […]

Fantasporto 2014 at the level of the best editions
Fantasporto 2014 at the level of the best editions

It is true that there are at least 20 years that Fantasporto extended its scope to other types of cinema that not only the fantastic. But it is no less true that a Fantasporto without witches, spooks, ghosts, vampires, werewolves and the undead would not be the same. It draws one of the best selections […]

Portugal has a hotel in the world Top 10 for wine lovers
Portugal has a hotel in the world Top 10 for wine lovers

The Palace Hotel Bussaco, in Bairrada, is among the 10 best hotels in the world for wine lovers elected by British magazine The Drinks Business. The list, published last week, brings together hotel units that offer “luxury accommodation only a few steps from the vineyards”, taking advantage of the growth potential of wine tourism area, […]

Pedras Salgadas is the best resort in the world, says the Travel and Leisure
Pedras Salgadas is the best resort in the world, says the Travel and Leisure

You know how much I am a fan of this designed by Luís Rebelo de Andrade project with the collaboration of Diogo Aguiar in Eco-Houses and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade in the Tree Houses. Although we have yet visited the gorgeous and already very famous tree houses, the Travel and Leisure awarded the Salted Stones […]

“Everyone should go to Portugal”
"Everyone should go to Portugal"

“Everyone should go to Portugal”. It’s what ensures an article published last week in the French blog Le Cahier, which highlights the cities of Lisbon, Porto and Lagos and get clue: “We eat there at least a pastel de nata a day” when it is in Lusitanian lands. “To you, dear young professionals with a […]

Portugal has 5 hotels in the Top 100
Portugal has 5 hotels in the Top 100

Five Portuguese hotels are present in the list of the best hotels in the world, produced by Expedia, one of the largest online travel companies in the world. The ‘rank’ was based on the opinions of more than 500 thousand users and includes units in Madeira, Algarve and Lisbon. Every year, the Expedia Insider’s Select, […]

Portuguese Yeatman’s, The Best Wine Tourism
Portuguese Yeatman's, The Best Wine Tourism

The Portuguese wine hotel, Yeatman, located in Porto, won the title of Best of Wine Tourism 2014 of nine awards where some of the finest hotels and vinous world regions. The distinction was unveiled on Tuesday at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in California, USA. And assigned by the Great Wine Capitals Global […]

Portugal has twelve restaurants in the Michelin Guide
Portugal has twelve restaurants in the Michelin Guide

The edition of the Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal in 2014, presented this week at the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, distinguishes twelve Portuguese restaurants. The big news this year is going to Alentejo restaurant “L’And Vineyards” in Montemor-o-Novo, who received the first Michelin star. Executive chef Michael Laffan heads the restaurant. Also have reason […]

Garden of Campo Grande gets a new life
Garden of Campo Grande gets a new life

After about a year closed for upgrading works, the Garden of Campo Grande, Lisbon, gained new life. The space reopened its doors this week. The creation of an enclosure for dogs, the first in the capital, is one of the news. The main objective of the redevelopment was to give greater visibility and better enjoy […]

Portuguese chef promotes the national cuisine in Brazil
Portuguese chef promotes the national cuisine in Brazil

Fábio Bernardino, is teacher on the School of Hospitality and Tourism in Estoril, he will represente Portugal in a sample of food and design in Curibita in Brazil. For fifteen days and until November 20, the event will bring together some of the biggest names in the food world. By the name ‘Chefs & Design’, […]

Por Vocação Store
Por Vocação Store

Por Vocação is, certainly, the coolest shop in Porto when we talk about contemporary men’s fashion. There we can find an excellent selection of some of the best international labels such as Paul Smith, Comme des Garçons, Martin Margiela, Neil Barrett, Raf Simons… But it would be reductive to classify it as a simple clothing […]

“Casa da Severa” opens doors to honor Fado
"Casa da Severa" opens doors to honor Fado

It is already working as an extension of the Museum of Fado the “Casa da Severa”, a space opened in the former residence of Maria Severa Onofriana, considered by many the “founder” of Fado, the music genre that continues to be part of Portuguese identity and, in particular, of Lisbon, who died prematurely at 26. […]

Portugal with two of the most impressive libraries in the World
Portugal with two of the most impressive libraries in the World

A book written by the academic James Campbell, of the University of Cambridge, presents the most impressive libraries more in the world. Portugal is doubly represented in the list, with the Biblioteca Joanina of University of Coimbra and the National Palace of Mafra. With 320 pages, “The Library” is the first volume ever written with […]

A Cozinha Verde
A Cozinha Verde

In May 2013, comes A Cozinha Verde – Naturally Vegetal. With the goal of bringing the Portuguese people closer to the kitchen vegan, demystifying the misconceptions that are associated with this food, I intend thereby promoting a healthy, cruelty-free, using only vegetable products. “Twelve chimes. Twelve raisins. A new year’s resolution: to become vegan. In […]

The Village Underground Lisbon open in 2014
The Village Underground Lisbon open in 2014

Containers and disabled buses are already being transformed into offices for creative agents in Alcântara. The opening of the Village Undergroung Lisbon is scheduled to 2014. There are 14 sea containers and two disabled buses that will have a second life in Santo Amaro station, Alcântara, in the form of offices to creative agents. This […]

Portuguese trends: Vintage bicycles “Nas Calmas”
Portuguese trends: Vintage bicycles “Nas Calmas”

For a question of fashion, health or environment, there is growing cycle tourists in European cities. The Oporto does not escape the trend of two wheels and restoration workshops begin to resurface the streets of downtown. Both models, city and road bikes are the delight of lovers, collectors or simply users. Always present in the […]

The Art Boulevard is the first Iberian platform of artistic “crowdsourcing”
The Art Boulevard is the first Iberian platform of artistic "crowdsourcing”

The new meeting point for artists and art lovers is a web site. There are opportunities, events and tutorials. Samuel Pimenta in the first “Meet Up” of artists. It is an art market but there are articles on display. Is for the interest of musicians and painters, and all lovers and performers of many art […]

Portugal as seen through the eyes of Australian researcher
Portugal as seen through the eyes of Australian researcher

The Portuguese speak good English, understand the Spanish, have sun and good wine, they treat good of their cities but underestimate the potential of the country. These are the findings of Erin B Taylor, an investigator from the Australian Institute of Social Sciences, who recently published an article about Portugal a website devoted to anthropology. […]

Portuguese vertical gardens take root outside
Portuguese vertical gardens take root outside

It seems impossible, but the truth is that agriculture and gardening no longer need land to have a place in our house. Are more and more fans of these crops that grow on vertical walls. The idea is Portuguese and not to give cards out there. It all began in 2007, when a food company […]

Best Belvederes and Viewpoints – Meninos do Rio Esplanade, Lisbon
Best Belvederes and Viewpoints - Meninos do Rio Esplanade, Lisbon

Located almost over the River Tagus in Lisbon, the Meninos do Rio Esplanade offers you some of the best scenery around. The atmosphere is relaxed and laid back and the décor is casual and comfortable. The chaise lounges and poufs are very welcoming and it is almost always possible to find a spot where you […]

Best Belvederes and Viewpoints – Adamastor, Lisbon
Best Belvederes and Viewpoints - Adamastor, Lisbon

Lisbon’s miradouros or belvederes are perfect for photo opportunities. But don’t just take the picture; take the time to look around you – among other things, at the river Tagus with its spectacular 25 de Abril bridge (it looks like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco) and Vasco da Gama bridge. You can also […]

Top Portuguese Summer Recipes
Top Portuguese Summer Recipes

During the warmer months of summer, in all portuguese territory you can find the fish and pork grilled, those two dishes take over the senses as street festivals prolong well into the hints of summer. But here you will find one of the many reasons to fall in love with Portugal. Caldo Verde is also customary to […]

Porto, The best european destination in 2013 by Lonely Planet
Porto, The best european destination in 2013 by Lonely Planet

Portugal’s Porto & Douro Valley claimed the top honor on the list, chosen as the first destination to visit in Europe in 2013. The Lonely Planet released its newest annual list: Lonely Planet’s Top 10 European Destinations for 2013, and published it past 18th June. This list features Lonely Planet’s picks for the best places to […]

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