Great things to see and do in Portugal

Fátima - Portugal’s holy shrine

Posted on Oct 09 2011
Fátima is to Portugal what Lourdes is to France. Ever since 1917 thousands of people have flocked here several times a year after a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three young children. The three children were...

Torres Novas gets medieval

Posted on May 01 2011
Torres Novas celebrates its medieval festival in early May (5-8 May in 2011), when the ancient city comes alive with a mixture of European and Arabic culture - remembering the time when the Arab-occupied city was liberated...

Pedrógão Grande is dam nice

Posted on Mar 27 2011
Pedrógão Grande is a part of central Portugal that boasts some magnificent waterways. The Cabril dam (“barragem”), which serves the region with domestic electricity, forms a lagoon which is enjoyed by many locals...

Five top museums in Coimbra

Posted on Jan 25 2011
Often overlooked by guide books and travel companies, Coimbra is Portugal’s third city. Two hours north of Lisbon, or an hour south of Porto, Coimbra sits on the banks of the river Mondego. Coimbra is a beautiful, charming...

Central Portugal - a whistlestop tour

Posted on Dec 14 2010
Emma from Emma’s House In Portugal offers a whistlestop tour of central Portugal with some tips on where to stay and eat, and what to see. You will not be able to see the whole country in 10 days so commit yourself...