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.
Here’s how you can save about £470 per person on a Douro River seven-day cruise – while you are actually paying full price.
From Cascais, you are within easy reach of the beachside challenge of Praia d’El Rey, the sumptuous luxury of Quinta da Marinha or the mountainous terrain of Penha Longa.
With the average house prices having fallen by 2.8% now is the perfect time to take advantage of cheaper properties and purchase your perfect dream holiday home.
There’s talk on some forums of car hire companies billing credit cards for charges of up to €25 or even more to cover charges, however the road operators Brisa and Euroscut say the hire companies are not liable for the payments if they give details of the driver.
The A22 is a major artery, taking residents and tourists from Lagos to the Spanish border. Charges on the A22 will impact travel in the Algarve because the A22 is the only fast road from east to west – with the smaller urban roads being much slower.
80% of burglars in a survey said they had used Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare to target which properties to rob.
Tax inspectors are looking to recover an estimated £560 million by looking at holiday home advertisements to identify British owners.