Visitor guide to Estremoz

Visitor guide to Estremoz

When visiting Portugal we recommend you to go and see its prehistoric city called Estremoz. If you decide to visit Estremoz, you shall see the many evidence of Visigoth, Roman and Muslim influence that played a great part in forming the city’s culture. The city of Estremoz lies on a 513.82² km area and has only 7.682 dwellers, nevertheless the municipality is records a populace of 15.673. History During the 12th century, Estremoz was conquered by an army led by a knight, called Geral... [ read more ]

Top attractions nearby Coimbra

Top attractions nearby Coimbra

Coimbra is one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal and it has a lot of attractions both for the locals and the foreigners. However, if the time permits you and if you want to discover even more beautiful things in the central zone of Portugal I recommend you to visit the surroundings of Coimbra. Here you will find many interesting activities and sight-seeing. Therefore, let me present you Top attractions nearby Coimbra:  The Roman ruins of Conimbriga The ruins of Conimbriga are situa... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

One week-end in Lisbon

One week-end in Lisbon

Lisbon is the perfect gateway if you want something special for one week-end. Small, cobbled, narrow streets, numerous monuments that bring back the glorious times of the Golden Age of Exploration, baroque churches and exciting nightlife could describe perfectly one week-end in Lisbon. A short tour to the medieval castles and towers Start with a short tour to the medieval castles that you can easily discover in Lisbon. Overlooking the city of Lisbon, Castle of São Jorge (Castle of Saint... [ read more ]

Attractions nearby Albufeira

Attractions nearby Albufeira

If you are planning on visiting Albufeira, it would be a good idea to get informed on what you could visit near this city, too. Attractions nearby Albufeira will offer you some tips on the best destinations to check out while enjoying the beautiful Algarve. I would advise you to rent a car and travel from village to village, stopping and relaxing on a desert beach or climbing the surrounding cliffs and rocks. Faro Located 45 kilometers east from Albufeira, Faro is a good spot for those w... [ read more ]