Silver Coast Culture and History

Silver Coast Culture and History

The Silver Coast is very rich in cultural art and historic architecture. You can visit the many historic buildings, monuments and important landmarks in the region which define its culture and history. Explore the stunning monasteries and architectural masterpieces along Alcobaça and Batalha, the churches, century-old manor houses and fair castles. Learn about the history of the region while viewing and admiring high rated art. You can also participate in the major cultural events which ... [ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]

Discovering Evora

Discovering Evora

We are continuing our journey in the beautiful Portugal and we are thinking of spending some quality time discovering Evora. This recognized UNESCO World heritage city (impressing the tourists with its well preserved center and monuments) is located in the region of Alentejo, 150 km south east from Lisbon and 80 km from the Spanish border. We will start by bringing to light some of the most remarkable historical moments in the history of Evora and then, suggesting some of the spots you should vi... [ read more ]

A tour of the most interesting museums in Braga

A tour of the most interesting museums in Braga

One of the most captivating ways of knowing the history, the culture and the achievements of a city over the years is by visiting museums. A tour of the most interesting museums in Braga invites you to discover three cultural institutions representative for the development of this city: Regional Archaeological Museum, Image Museum and Stringed Instrument Museum (Museu dos Cordofones). Regional Archaeological Museum If you find yourself for the first time in Braga, willing to discover as much... [ read more ]

Visiting Albufeira

Visiting Albufeira

Located in the center of Algarveregion, Albufeira is one of the most known holiday resorts in this part of the country. Appreciated mostly for its enjoyable beaches and serene waters, Albufeira is also an important historical site. Visiting Albufeira will try to give you some guidelines on the historical background of the city, on the best accommodation in the area and of course on how to get to Albufeira. Historical background Known as Baltum in the Roman times, Albufeira was conquered ... [ read more ]

Visiting Sintra

Visiting Sintra

Located in Grande Lisboa Region, Sintra is a small town with nearly 33,000 inhabitants. Though little known, Sintra was acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritege especially due to its Romantic style traced in the magnificent architectural monuments. Those who are interested in visiting Sintra will be pleased to find out that the town is close to Lisbon (only 28 km from the Portuguese capital) and that many tour guides frequently organize day trips to Sintra. . Historical background   ... [ read more ]

A short guide for tourists in Lisbon

A short guide for tourists in Lisbon

From the outstanding combination of tradition and innovation reflected both in its classical and modern edifices to the wonderful and unforgettable atmosphere you discover every step of the way, Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. “A short guide for tourists in Lisbon” brings you some of the most important aspects of the Lisbon’s history, culture and civilization, about a city that will captivate you from the very first moment. Historical b... [ read more ]