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Places you can’t miss in Portugal
Places you can't miss in Portugal

Today we give you some suggestions of places that can not miss in Porugal. Sintra Sintra starred in almost every period of Portuguese history, welcoming Moors, Portuguese kings and nobles. One of the most beautiful cities in the country has at least 5 palaces / convents surrounded by beautiful vegetation that characterizes Sintra and all […]

Portuguese hotel among the best family hotels in the world
Portuguese hotel among the best family hotels in the world

There is a Portuguese hotel among the best in the world to be in thirteen families. This is the Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel in Sagres, in the Algarve, which, for Spanish Condé Nast Traveler provides one of the best experiences for families who want to holiday there. For the prestigious magazine travel and tourism, […]

Roman galleries open to the public from 11 to 13 April
Roman galleries open to the public from 11 to 13 April

To signal the International Day for Monuments and Sites, the City Museum will open its Roman Galleries of Rua da Prata, Lisbon, on 11, 12 and 13 April. During these three days, the monument can be visited free of charge by the public, between 10h and 18h. Entries are made in a group, without marking, […]

Metro do Porto distinguished by Harvard University
Metro do Porto distinguished by Harvard University

The Metro of Porto is one of two projects awarded at the 11th edition of the prize “Veronica Rudge Green Prize”, awarded by the design school of the American university of Harvard. Source organization’s premium told that, for this edition, were named about 100 projects worldwide. On the website of Harvard University, about the Porto […]

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension by ARX Portugal
Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension by ARX Portugal

Ten years after completing the Ílhavo Maritime Museum in Portugal, Lisbon studio ARX Portugal has extended the building by adding an aquarium dedicated to codfish. The aquarium is contained within an angular metal-clad structure, positioned over a white concrete base. Bridging a public plaza, the building sets up a winding route between the existing museum […]

Bakery in Porto by Paulo Merlini
Bakery in Porto by Paulo Merlini

This bakery in Porto by Portuguese architect Paulo Merlini has a wavy ceiling that’s designed to look like a dripping cake topping. Paulo Merlini installed the stripy ceiling to fulfil two key functional requirements: reducing glare from the overhead lighting and improving the acoustics inside the bakery. The wooden panels descend from the ceiling onto […]

Lisbon hotel distinguished by Booking.com
Lisbon hotel distinguished by Booking.com

Hotel Açores Lisboa has been distinguished by Booking.com, the largest portal for travel and tourism in the world, for maintaining high quality standard, rated with a score of 8.6 out of 10. According to Publituris, the development of Bensaude Turismo is thus one of the hotels receive this award, only given to those who achieve […]

Portugal leads top 10 of the best hostels in the world
Portugal leads top 10 of the best hostels in the world

Portugal dominated the first four places in the top 10 hostels in the world elected to the tender Hostel Awards. All located in Lisbon, the Portuguese hostels obtained ratings above 95% by the users of the Hostel World, the largest portal internationally of hostels. The Yes! Hotel Lisbon in the Portuguese capital, is considered the […]

Monserrate Park in the final of European Garden Awards
Monserrate Park in the final of European Garden Awards

Is running the 4th edition of the European Garde Awards. The jury selected the Monserrate Park in Sintra, one of the three international finalists in the category “Best Development of a Historic Park or Garden”. This appointment, selected among 38 European parks and gardens, is developed based on criteria such as the use of innovative […]

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 […]

Portuguese spots in New York City
Portuguese spots in New York City

The city that never sleeps is home for a huge variation of cultures, people and specially trend spots where you will love to pass some quality time. Known for its food and nice people, is also Portugal and of course portuguese people, all over the world. From New York City with all portuguese passion here […]

CasasNaAreia – Between the Indoors and the Outdoors
CasasNaAreia - Between the Indoors and the Outdoors

Located in rural Alentejo, Portugal in the Sado River natural reserve, the CasasNaAreia is a tranquil hotel that blends the line between the indoors and the outdoors with its whimsical sandy floors. Designed by architects Aires Mateus, this gorgeous retreat takes old masonry buildings and turns them into new, contemporary structures set upon the sand. Creating […]

The Yeatman – Best Hotel Spa of the Year in Europe
The Yeatman - Best Hotel Spa of the Year in Europe

The luxury wine hotel, The Yeatman, considered a paradise for lovers of wine, was voted Best Hotel Spa of the Year in Europe in World Spa & Wellness Awards 2013. O Banho Barril (Barrel Bath), a relaxing experience that includes a whirlpool enriched with extracts of wine, is just one example of the many unique […]

Four Rooms in Porto is the Traveller’s Choice
Four Rooms in Porto is the Traveller's Choice

The Four Rooms is a stylish Bed & Breakfast located in one of the most charming and fashionable Porto districts – the old Foz – where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Bringing together history, tradition, attentiveness and architectural excellence our place was created to enjoy an unforgettable experience. It was designed by the internationally […]

Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel &Thalasso, the dream winner
Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel &Thalasso, the dream winner

The exclusive five-star hotel located in Quinta da Marinha, Cascais received from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor® the title of the third best hotel in the world according to millions of tourists, the first victory of this luxury Boutique Hotel inaugurated on the 1st April 2011. This stunning hotel located in a exclusive area, between the pine forests […]

Coolest five-star boutique hotel, M’Ar de Ar Aqueduto
Coolest five-star boutique hotel, M’Ar de Ar Aqueduto

Located in Évora, in the Alentejo region of Portugal, the city that dates back two thousand years and considered by UNESCO World Heritage site by its history. The boutique hotel, M’Ar de Ar Aqueduto, has the privilege of being next to many structures built by the Romans. Back to 57 B.C. Romans invaded the city […]

São Bento Train Station – Where History meets Porto’s everyday life
São Bento Train Station - Where History meets Porto's everyday life

In the automatic lifestyle of today and especially in strategic places where people only care about the routine of everyday life, it is important to have a bit of cultural avoidance. The train station of São Bento is a good example. Loses a train, gets dull. Pick up the newspaper … but you read it. […]

LEDscape installation by LIKEarchitects
LEDscape installation by LIKEarchitects

  “The is an installation which deals with light as a constructive element of space and landscape,” says Diogo Aguiar, co-founder of LIKEarchitects. The installation is a bright collaboration with LIKEarchitects and IKEA and is located in the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. 1,200 LEDARE bulbs and 1,200 HEMMA floor lamp bases all connect together to form the art piece […]

Portugal has the Top 5 hostels in the world
Portugal has the Top 5 hostels in the world

  The prize was give by the Hostelworld in the Hoscars event, the biggest trade event on the budget travel calendar. Held in Dublin’s new state of the art Convention Centre on the River Liffey, the awards honour the top hostels in the world, as voted for by Hostelworld.com customers. Awarded by costumers to the […]

Can the Can – Much more than canned food
Can the Can - Much more than canned food

Canning fish and regionally produced foods is a part of Portugal’s recent history. Canneries from Portimão to Porto churned out tin after tin of food products destined for dinner tables across the globe. Now, in Lisbon, the humble little can of fish is celebrated as haute cuisine in a cool, modern restaurant in Terreiro do […]

Salpoente – The best codfish restaurant in Portugal
Salpoente - The best codfish restaurant in Portugal

  Implemented in two former salt warehouses, the restaurant Salpoente, historical brand of gastronomy in Aveiro, returns with new management, a young and ambitious team, reinforced in size, more energetic, positive, welcoming, with several spaces for different types of moments.   The project is a work of the architect Paula Tinoco, already connected with the […]

L’AND Vineyards
L’AND Vineyards

L’AND is a resort with a contemporary concept designed by a group of renowned architects, located in the heart of Alentejo, Portugal. It is an exclusive country club with only 22 suites integrating modern architecture with nature whilst providing an atmosphere of understated luxury, natural beauty, peace and tranquillity. The resort is situated around a […]

Rosa Et Al Townhouse Porto by Bed and Brunch Collection
Rosa Et Al Townhouse Porto by Bed and Brunch Collection

ROSA ET AL Townhouse is made by travellers, for travellers. With only six elegant and spacious exclusive varanda suites, this is not your typical hotel, but rather your exclusive townhouse in Porto.Located in Rua do Rosário – in the most trendy artsy neighbourhood in Porto, surrounded by art galleries, artist’s studios and concept stores – ROSA […]

International Design Hotel – In the heart of Lisbon
International Design Hotel - In the heart of Lisbon

The hip International Design Hotel is located in one of the most recognized squares in down town Lisbon, Rossio Square, with classic architecture in the outside, but inside it’s the archetypal contemporary-design boutique hotel. Divided in four distinct concepts that bring four different experiences in the same place is one of the reach goals of […]

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