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 ]

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 ]

Discover the Quinta da Regaleira near Sintra

Discover the Quinta da Regaleira near Sintra

If I were to have time for only one trip outside Lisbon, I would definitely take into consideration the wonderful city of Sintra. Discovering the Quinta da Regaleira near Sintra will for sure be an incredible journey for all of you. We have already mentioned the gardens of Regaleira, true oasis of relaxation, far away from the city. This post will focus more on the Palace of Quinta da Regaleira because the spot is absolutely amazing and you will hardly have any time to get bored. General ar... [ read more ]

Top attractions in Tomar I

Top attractions in Tomar I

This is not one of the most famous cities in Portugal, it may not even be your first choice when deciding to visit this country though it should. It is a lovely little town with history written all over it, on its narrow streets and old buildings, on the wrinkles of its inhabitants who are proud to be living here. So, I’ve decided to present you the top attractions in Tomar in an attempt to help you picture its uniqueness and picturesque atmosphere. The Convent of the Order of Christ Any ... [ 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 ]

Other attraction sights close to the city center of Evora

Other attraction sights close to the city center of Evora

I guess it is obvious by now that Evora represents a jewel of the Portuguese history and culture. Its importance to the European civilization and culture was also recognized by UNESCO, declaring many of its monuments as part of the World Heritage Sites. I invite you to a journey in pursuit of other attraction sights close to the city center of Evora. Most of them date from the Roman and Medieval times, the authorities striving to preserve these edifices in an appropriate shape so that touris... [ read more ]

Accommodation in Porto

Accommodation in Porto

Visiting Porto, the second biggest city in Portugal is definitely a life time experience. You will instantly fall in love with this vibrant place that offers memorable surprises every step of the way. From the historical monuments, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage to its colorful nightlife, Porto is definitely a city to be visited as often as possible. If you have already started planning your budget for a holiday in Porto and you have bought the plane tickets you must be wondering how... [ read more ]

Top Sintra attractions (part II)

Top Sintra attractions (part II)

In this second part of Top Sintra attractions we will continue our journey through this magical land and discover more of its historical spots and impressive monuments that place this small town on the map of tourism. Toy Museum Regardless of one’s age, everybody likes toys and enjoys being a kid for a few moments. Therefore, make sure you put Toy Museum on your tourist map as you will for sure be amazed of what you will see there. More than 40000 pieces of toys, original Ferrari minia... [ read more ]

Top Sintra attractions (part I)

Top Sintra attractions (part I)

As I mentioned in my previous post, if you have the possibility of visiting Lisbon, you must go to Sindra as there are many interesting and important monuments here that are not only representative for Portugal but also for the entire history and culture of the south western Europe. Castle of the Moors and Pena National Palace (already presented in the latest post) are definitely the icons of this city, its entire evolution being strongly connected to these two edifices but there are still o... [ 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 ]