Most traditional Portuguese restaurants will have a range of fish on the menu. If you are faced with a list of Portuguese fish and seafood names you don’t understand, here is a translation guide to help you.
The Rabelo boat regatta is an annual race on the Douro River, featuring the historic rabelo boats that were once used to transport port wine from the vineyards to the caves on the river bank at Vila Nova de Gaia.
Lisbon native António Rocha Ribeiro shares some great sights around Lisbon’s historic hub, as well as places to eat, drink and shop.
Ginjinha or simply Ginja, is a liqueur made by infusing cherries in alcohol and adding sugar with other ingredients. Find out where to drink it.
The pastel de nata is now well-known all over the world. No longer found only in Portugal, cafe’s all over the world feature this popular Portuguese delicacy.
You could hire a villa in Carvoeiro, or you could stay just up the road at Rocha Brava Village Resort, just 3km up the coast from Carvoeiro.
When you visit Porto, take a trip to Vila Nova de Gaia to explore the port wine cellars, but give special thought to Taylor’s.
Évora is a beautifully preserved medieval town in the Alentejo region of Portugal – the city is mostly housed within 14th-century walls.
Evoking the Passion and death of Christ, Holy Week attracts many people to Óbidos for the week of processions through the historic streets.
Óbidos plays host to the annual International Festival of Chocolate. The historic walled city in central Portugal attracts many chocolatiers (the 2015 event runs between 16th April and 3rd May).
If you are in a restaurant or café and you order a beer (“uma cerveja”), the waiter or barman will generally give you a 300cl or smaller glass of beer. This is known as “um imperial” in most parts of Portugal but also called “um fino” in the north.
In the north, “uma cerveja, se faz favor” will get you a “fino” by default. If you want a pint you should specifically ask for “uma caneca” or “uma caneca de Super Bock, se faz favor”.
Within the Museum of Beer in Lisbon you can enjoy some fine gastronomy. In the Beer House the codfish cake and other snacks complement beer in perfection.
When you are in Porto, a great way to see the Port wine area in Vila Nova de Gaia is to take the cable car from the top of the town down to Cais de Gaia, on the river bank.
The Government this week announced a 15% discount in fees on tolls around the country, but this came with a catch because exemptions and discounts for residents were also removed.
Tourists swimming on the Atlantic coast of Portugal are warned to take extra care because of fast moving tides and strong winds.