How do we celebrate Mardi Gras in Portugal

How do we celebrate Mardi Gras in Portugal

Many foreign friends of mine often ask me what to do in Portugal in other period of year except summer and I never know what to tell them first because my homeland offers a lot of possibilities to have fun. As this is February, please let me tell you a short story about How we celebrate Mardi Gras, our Carnival, here, inPortugal. Mardi Grass- more than just a colorful parade Mardi Gras is a four day celebration that is always organized one week before de season of Lent. Some say that it has ... [ read more ]

Best Spring festival in Portugal

Best Spring festival in Portugal

If you have made plans to visit Portugal during this spring then I have great news for you. This post will be dedicated to discovering and bringing forward the best spring festivals in Portugal. There will be so many interesting events this year inPortugal that it would be a pity to miss but I will only focus on two of them, the most appealing from my point of you. I can guarantee I will be there. Madeira’s flower festival Madeira’s Flower Festival takes place every year, in April. T... [ read more ]

Discover Marvao- Part II

Discover Marvao- Part II

After a stop at the town museum, we can continue to discover Marvao by talking a walk in this empty countryside, still centrally located, so easily accessible from the coast, either from Lisbon or from Madrid. Counting only 150 residents, this amazing and intimate place is home of a united community with only 20 local children in the mix. Here everybody knows everybody and the feeling you get once you meet them is that they all are a big and happy family, helping each other and doing everything ... [ read more ]

Discover Marvao  – Part I

Discover Marvao – Part I

  Marvao , this amazing village situated 2,900 feet above sea level will make you feel like you are living a fairytale mirage that you wish it never ends. To easiest way to discover Marvao is by car. From the Portuguese capital it will take you around two and a half hoursto get to the village, whereas from the closest major city inSpain, Sevilla, it is a three and a half hour drive. The road can have quite a lot of serpentines and might make your day more adventurous, but what is waiti... [ read more ]

Best restaurants in Marvao

Best restaurants in Marvao

  Marvao is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, alluring its visitors with a breathtaking natural landscape and spectacular fortified villages. But its charm does not stop here. This city can also brag with delicious food and tasty wines that complete the entire picture and make any tourist’s stay incredibly pleasant and wonderful. Therefore, let’s find out which are the Best restaurants in Marvao: 1. Casa do Povo It is a pity to leave a place without hav... [ read more ]

Optimus Alive!12

Optimus Alive!12

When we decide to go on a trip in a new country, we are interested in visiting the main objectives, in traditional food or in places to stay during our visit. But we have to find out more about the life and culture of the place we arrive in. Portugal has a lot more to offer than its tourist attractions and famous restaurants. It is well known for its festivals, ceremonies, fairs or carnival throughout the year. One of the most appreciated event in Portugal is the music and arts festival Optimus ... [ read more ]

Best rated accommodation places in Tomar

Best rated accommodation places in Tomar

  No matter how beautiful a destination is or how many interesting things it will reveal, if your visiting experience is not a pleasant one, then you might leave that place with bitter memories, that might make you want to forget that trip. That is why all details, from accommodation to means of transportation are important and should be carefully selected. Therefore, here are the best rated accommodation places in Tomar: 1. Hotel dos Templarios This hotel is definitely the best ch... [ read more ]

Best Marvao accommodation

Best Marvao accommodation

Every time we visit a new place, we are so excited about what we are going to see there, what activities we will occupy out time with, that we do not pay that much attention to the place we will dwell during our trip. But most likely, a few days before we start packing we begin to worry that we did not make any kind of reservation. This could turn into a real problem if not for the complete traveling guides which offer many advices on the best places to stay. Best Marvao accommodation will b... [ read more ]

Top Marvao attractions

Top Marvao attractions

After finding out some general  information about Marvao, one of the most well preserved fortresses in the world, it is time to discover exactly what we can visit in this little town. Top Marvao attractions highlights the main points visited by tourists from all over the world. But this post is only meant to stir your interest and determine you to explore as much of Marvao as you can. 13th century Castle The 13th century Castle represents without any doubt the main attraction of Marvao.... [ read more ]