Marvao, a well preserved medieval fortress

Marvao, a well preserved medieval fortress

We continue our trip in Portugal and we find ourselves near Marvao, a well preserved medieval fortress. Those who have never heard of this small but spectacular village will discover with satisfaction that reaching Marvao is quite an adventure. It is located on top of a 900 meters high mountain, Serra de São Mamede, offering tourists a breathtaking view. It is definitely one of the most scenical spots in Portugal and thus, is taken into consideration by UNESCO to be listed among the World Her... [ read more ]

Discover the Quinta da Regaleira near Sintra

Discover the Quinta da Regaleira near Sintra

If I were to have time for only one trip outside Lisbon, I would definitely take into consideration the wonderful city of Sintra. Discovering the Quinta da Regaleira near Sintra will for sure be an incredible journey for all of you. We have already mentioned the gardens of Regaleira, true oasis of relaxation, far away from the city. This post will focus more on the Palace of Quinta da Regaleira because the spot is absolutely amazing and you will hardly have any time to get bored. General ar... [ read more ]

Having fun in Tomar

Having fun in Tomar

There are many things you can do in Tomar, besides visiting the historical attractions of the city. Though the city in not that big, having fun in Tomar is not a difficult thing to do. You can exercise your painting skills during a tile painting and pottery class or you can learn how to ride a pony at Ribatejo Farm, the possibilities of enjoying your time in Tomar are unlimited. In the evening you can enjoy a glass of wine in one of the local bars or taste some of Tomar traditional goodies. ... [ read more ]

The most amazing parks and gardens in Portugal (II)

The most amazing parks and gardens in Portugal (II)

We continue our guide of the most amazing gardens and parks in Portugal as we are trying to discover new places for enjoying a peaceful and relaxing afternoon. The choices are really vast and the satisfaction is guaranteed for sure. Those who appreciate the beauty of the nature will be absolutely thrilled about these future proposals. Those who are still undecided could consider this as an opportunity for admiring the beauty of the nature which sometimes passed unobserved. Regaleira Gardens ... [ read more ]

The most amazing gardens and parks in Portugal (I)

The most amazing gardens and parks in Portugal (I)

I decided writing a post on the most amazing gardens in Portugal after discovering in the libraries a best seller: The gardens of Portugal by Helena Attlee is more than just a detailed book on gardens. The book impresses the readers with its complete feature of twenty of the most beautiful gardens in Portugal but also with useful information on addresses, phone numbers and websites of these attractions. Thus, my job is much easier due to this wonderful guide, which I strongly recommend to those ... [ read more ]

Best restaurants in Tomar

Best restaurants in Tomar

After visiting so many wonderful places, you must be hungry. Therefore it is time to take a look at some of the best restaurants in Tomar. The advantages of serving a dish in a restaurant in such a small town are the accessible prices and the tasty home-made food. Also, the personnel are really friendly and patient, explaining how the food is prepared. Most of the restaurants serve Portuguese traditional food but you can also find restaurants with Italian or Chinese specialty. Bela Vista ... [ read more ]

Top attractions in Tomar II

Top attractions in Tomar II

It’s time to keep my promise: more information about this lovely little town in Portugal. Let’s not waste any minute and discover together more top attractions in Tomar. If my previous post was concentrated on the rich history of the place, this one will present other aspects worthy to be visited, just as interesting and breathtaking. The Square of the Republic (‘Praça da República’) This is the most important square of the city where people like to gather because it’s the main... [ read more ]

Top attractions in Tomar I

Top attractions in Tomar I

This is not one of the most famous cities in Portugal, it may not even be your first choice when deciding to visit this country though it should. It is a lovely little town with history written all over it, on its narrow streets and old buildings, on the wrinkles of its inhabitants who are proud to be living here. So, I’ve decided to present you the top attractions in Tomar in an attempt to help you picture its uniqueness and picturesque atmosphere. The Convent of the Order of Christ Any ... [ read more ]

A short tour guide of Tomar

A short tour guide of Tomar

If you are passionate about history and if the stories about the adventures of the Templar Knights are among your favorites, then, the post A short tour guide of Tomar will surely be appreciated. Why? Well, it was in the 12 century that the Templers built their first castle in this part of Portugal, which is located approximately 85 miles from Lisbon. The castle served also as a defense against the foreign attacks. The city became truly important for Portugal during the expansion of Henry, t... [ read more ]