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...

Santa Luzia in Viana do Castelo

Posted on Apr 14 2011
Resting majestically atop a mountainside overlooking Viana do Castelo is the basilica of Santa Luzia - formally called the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (“Templo do Sagrado Coração de Jesus”). Amid...

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...

Caminha, Spain’s Portuguese neighbour

Posted on Feb 05 2011
Caminha, sitting on the border with Spain’s north-west, offers access to long sandy beachs facing the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of the Minho river. Caminha's main square, "Praça do Conselheiro Silva Torres" The...

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...