City of Porto, hotbed of youth, creativity and dynamism

City of Porto, hotbed of youth, creativity and dynamism

Fifty years ago Porto city was just a city in Portugal with nothing special to offer. Today it is considered one of the liveliest cities of the country as it has become more cosmopolitan with several accommodation and nightlife options. Lots of artistic and cultural events take place here which involve the local population. The old buildings such as bars and restaurants have been rehabilitated and the locals are more creative in gastronomy than ever. Thanks to the creative industries which ha... [ read more ]

Best summer festivals in the Azores – sports, bullfights and wine

Best summer festivals in the Azores – sports, bullfights and wine

You probably already know the fact that the Portuguese have a festival for every event. There is a special occasion almost every week or weekend which requires celebration and creates a cheerful atmosphere. There is always lots of music, food, drinks and fun of course. If you plan to visit the Azores this summer here are a few events and festivities which you might bump into when spending you summer holiday on Portuguese lands. There are all sorts of festivals you can choose from: music fest... [ read more ]

Visiting the islands of the Azores – discover the flora and fauna

Visiting the islands of the Azores – discover the flora and fauna

The Azores Islands are very rich in unique plants and animals. All nature lovers and enthusiasts will have plenty of exploring and discovering to do when visiting this wonderful set of islands. The Azores are covered in beaut iful green pastures which are colored by all kinds of flowers. Discover and admire the several endemic plant species which are dotting the landscapes of the Azores. The islands are also a popular stop for migratory birds which is why if you visit in the right season you ... [ read more ]

Visiting the Azores Islands – craftsmen and their handiworks

Visiting the Azores Islands – craftsmen and their handiworks

As the Azores Islands are quite isolated the locals had to be creative, so they started to put their hands to work and managed to overcome daily obstacles. Before they only made handmade things for themselves but new means of transportation has opened up new horizons for the inhabitants of the island. The Azorean artistic techniques made of ceramics and wood, the embroidered crafts and others today are sources of income. The islands export textiles, arts and crafts made of fish scales and fea... [ read more ]

Visitors guide to the islands of Azores

Visitors guide to the islands of Azores

Imagine a place on the Atlantic Ocean where nature is pure and not touched by humans. The Azores Islands are a perfect and ideal example for this dreamy image, except that it is not only a dream, it is an existing location and it is recommended for you as a holiday location! The Azores is made up of nine island, each with adventure and lots of surprises. Visit the land where you can watch the whales and dolphins frolicking in the water while you have beautiful volcanic landscapes and scenic g... [ read more ]

Best accommodation options in the Algarve region

Best accommodation options in the Algarve region

All over the Algarve you can find numberless accommodation opportunities where you can spend a wonderful holiday. You can choose from villas, apartments, campsites, hotels, pousadas and many others. Depending on your budget and needs you can find anything from two star hotels to five star luxury apartments. Are you with family or a group of friends? Rent a villa or one of the aparthotels. There are tourist villages where support and services are of excellent quality. Do not forget that touris... [ read more ]

The town of Fatima – miracles, apparitions and secrets

The town of Fatima – miracles, apparitions and secrets

In the lovely country of Portugal there used to be a quiet and peaceful village called Fatima. The residents of this nice town lived their lives happily by working on their piece of land and spending most of their time with farming. About a century ago on a beautiful spring day three children were tending their sheep when in an unexpected moment they were surprised by an apparition which today is known all over the world and is called Our Lady of Fatima. The children ran home to tell their pa... [ read more ]

Lisbon viewpoints

Lisbon viewpoints

Lisbon is a beautiful city that should be explored as often as possible, from the various monuments and museums to the wonderful beaches and parks, there are definitely a lot of attractions in these seven hills city. Those who like to take things slowly and enjoy the rhythm of the city at their own pace but also do not want to miss the best of Lisbonshould explore the breathtaking miradouros of the capital. If you are not familiar with the term, then find out that miradouros are terraces or spot... [ read more ]

Top 5 Lisbon sights

Top 5 Lisbon sights

Lisbonis a charming European city, a mixture of traditional and modern sights that has many surprises in store for its visitors. Even though this may not be the first time you come to Lisbon, there are a couple of monuments, symbols of the Portuguese history and culture that should not be missed. Top 5 Lisbon sights will reveal some of the most important and significant monuments both for the Portuguese nation but also for the European civilization. Let’s get started! Santa Engracia Church ... [ read more ]

Portuguese craftsmanship

Portuguese craftsmanship

The fame of the Portuguese people lies not only in their daring spirit that led to the Golden Age of Discoveries, but also in their creativity and knowledge in different fields like ceramics, prints, embroideries, leather that all reflect the Portuguese craftsmanship. The diversity in styles and colors, characteristic for this part of Europe combined with the finest techniques (traditional or modern ones) impress the eyes of the tourists. Handcrafts of Minho Probably the most known Portugues... [ read more ]