The Design & Wine Hotel, located in Caminha, in Northern Portugal, has been nominated for two categories in the European Hospitality Awards in 2015, including for "Best Use of Technology" and "Innovative Service of the Year.”
The king D. Dinis (1261-1325) was a renaissance king long before the Renaissance. He was the first European leader to drop Latin as the language of the court in place of vernacular tongue. He empowered dozens of towns with charters, built a string of innovative castles to defend the frontiers, invested in improving agriculture, and planted a vast pine forest near the royal palace in Leiria that still stands to this day. But a great king deserves a great queen, and D. Dinis was to wed a princess from Aragon, whom he had never met.
This is the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Jesuit poet, António Vieira (1608 - 1697). Vieira is credited for taking the myth of a dead king and giving it new life. He wrote of a new millennium in which Portugal's lost king would return to the world. For...
Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, in the Western Algarve, Portugal, is on an innovative new trail in hospitality: a seaside hotel designed specially for families, with 5-star luxury and service.
The Bussaco National Forest offers many trails and sights that seem to replicate what the lands were prior to human settlement. On the trails one can see a wide range of trees and plants, fountains, and valleys.
Vila Nova de Poiares is a sweet town set on a large plain between the mountains of Carvalho and Magarrufe.
Portugal’s Sanctuary of Fátima is a symbol of the Virgin Mary and one of the world's most important religious sites. A major tourist attraction for pilgrims from all over the world that come here every year, especially between May and October.
-Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, in the Western Algarve, Portugal, is a seaside hotel designed specially for families, with 5-star service. But one of its "cool" factors is that the hotel offers surfing for kids and families.
The story behind this coat of arms refers to Saint Vincent, patron of the city (Saint Anthony was “simply” born here). According to a legend, our founding King, D. Afonso Henriques, made a vow to protect the remains of St. Vincent if he would guide the king's outnumbered forces to victory in the siege of Lisbon in 1147.
Portugal is a real delight with so many diverse and unique attractions that make for the perfect vacation. And lots of them are free! So take a look at our top 10 things to do for free (or almost free) in Portugal -