Great things to see and do in Portugal

Clubbing? Pay by card

Posted on Jun 30 2011
Most good nightclubs in the UK cost you a small fortune before you’ve even hung up your coat, but in Portugal most places don’t fleece you on the door. Walk in for free, in most clubs, and they give you a piece...

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...

Lais de Guia, Matosinhos beach

Posted on Jan 10 2011
Lais de Guia is, like many eateries in Portugal, a café, a bar and a restaurant. Situated halfway along the beach in Matosinhos, surrounded by soft sand and often bathed in sunshine (except for the windy winter days), Lais...

Galeria de Paris, Porto Baixa

Posted on Dec 28 2010
The Galeria de Paris, in the heart of Porto’s Baixa district, is a wonderful late night drinking establishment. With a large square room and very high ceilings, the mostly wooden interior is dominated by two walls full...

Casa da Música, Boavista’s cultural centre

Posted on Dec 06 2010
Images of Casa da Música under construction. To some it is an ugly box, sitting at the top of Porto’s most important road, to others it is an artistic cultural centre. Whatever one’s opinion, Casa da Música...