Must see things near Setubal

Must see things near Setubal

In my recent posts I recommended you to visit the beautiful city of Setubal and I presented you the best attractions of this place. Now I’m telling you that you must see things near Setubal too. As you may know already, Setubal is not such a big city, having 89.303 inhabitants and a total area of 172.0 square meters. That’s why you can visit it in only one or two days. But in order to make you vacation longer you should visit the surroundings of Setubal.  You will see that you wil... [ read more ]

Things to see in Batalha

Things to see in Batalha

Many people claim that one has not a lot of things to see in Batalha and that one day is enough to visit it. However, I believe that if you are paying attention at the things you see, you’ll be fascinated by their beauty or by their historical importance. The main objective in town remains the Monastery. Therefore, I’ll present you some information that you should know about its content and about what you should see here: The Founder’s Chapel A special attraction of the Batalha’s M... [ read more ]

Things you should know about Batalha’s Abbey

Things you should know about Batalha’s Abbey

Whether you are local, student or just a visitor in town, you should definitely go to see the Monastery of Batalha. But before you decide hitting the road, here some Things you should know about the Batalha’s Abbey:  The History of the Monastery The Monastery of Batalha, more commonly known by the locals as Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitoria de Batalha, was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. Actually, it represent... [ read more ]

Best restaurants in Batalha

Best restaurants in Batalha

Once arrived in Batalha, you will see that you don’t have to worry about eating out. Even if it is a small town, restaurants are not missing in Batalha. All you have to do is to choose the best option for you, considering your taste and your budget. That’s why, I’ll present you the Best restaurants in Batalha: Vinho em qualquer circunstancia This is my first choice because Vinhoemqualquercircunstancia is different from other locations of this type. In this restaurant, the wine is the... [ 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 ]

Top 3 attractions outside the city center of Braga

Top 3 attractions outside the city center of Braga

I remember the first time I came to Braga….It was during the summer holiday. I was in the eighth grade and our history teacher thought it might be a good idea to start visiting the places we learn about in the history lessons so that we could experience our glorious past in a lively manner. Therefore, we arrived in Braga. After visiting the main attraction places in the center of the city, we found out that there are some great spots outside Braga center that might be interesting to us. Afte... [ read more ]

The seven wonders of Portugal (Part II)

The seven wonders of Portugal (Part II)

Bewildered so far by the 28 meters high walls of GuimareasCastle, (Cradle of the Portuguese nation), by the greatest Cistercian church in Europeand by Obidos, one of the most preserved medieval towns on the continent? Then you will appreciate the remaining Seven Wonders of Portugal: Batalha’s Monastery, Jeronimos Monastery,Pena National Palace and Belem Tower. Mosteiro de Batalha ( Batalha’s Monastery) In a time of kings, glory and fierce wars, the bond between man and God was strong... [ read more ]

The Seven Wonders of Portugal (Part I)

The Seven Wonders of Portugal (Part I)

The hanging gardens, Temple of Artemis, the Pyramids of Egypt, Colossus of Rhodes, Statue of  Zeus, the Mausoleum of Halicarnasus, Pharos of Alexandria, the stories and mysteries that surround the Seven Wonders of the World still remain as fascinating and attracting to people as in the ancient times. In 2007, Portuguese people decided to present to the world their Seven Wonders of Portugal (Sete Maravilhas de Portugal), seven stories of the most beautiful, meaningful and symbolic places in Port... [ read more ]