Great things to see and do in Portugal

Medieval fair in Matosinhos

Posted on Aug 19 2011
The annual medieval fair in Matosinhos (“Feira Medieval Matosinhos”), which takes place in the second week of September, is more than a weekend of historical dressing up. The event is linked to the centuries-old...

How to celebrate São João in Porto

Posted on Jun 23 2011
Images of São João Porto June is the month to be in Portugal, as the “santos populares” (popular saints) are celebrated throughout the country with a number of festivals. Lisbon celebrates São António on 12...

Bristol schoolkids celebrate Porto relationship

Posted on Feb 15 2011
Henleaze year fivers celebrate their relationship with Porto wearing Portugal colours. The twinship between Bristol, England, and Porto, Portugal, is a special one for me, not least because Porto is the city I am lucky enough...

Bonaparte pub in Foz

Posted on Feb 04 2011
Traditional pubs are rare in Porto, so Bonaparte’s, in Foz, is a popular location for British expats (although the pub’s own website describes itself as typically Irish). Neither Irish nor English, it is wonderfully...

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...