Chamuças are tasty mini meat pies made all over the world. And – you may be surprised to know, they trace back their roots to Portugal.
Often referred to as the floating garden of the Atlantic, Portugal’s Madeira Island is famed for its natural beauty. With six different climate zones, the island offers a unique environment for plants from around the world to grow and flourish.
The Alentejo’s Rota Vicentina has earned a European certification for "Leading Quality Trails-Best of Europe” from the ERA (European Ramblers Association). This seal of quality was based on the German seal Wanderbares.
A new urban ultra modern museum is being born just by the Tagus River (Rio Tejo) in Lisbon. The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), by the Fundação EDP, will open in the second half of 2016 and aims to become one of the main cultural spots of the “new Lisbon”.
Portugal has toped several cultural hot list recently, and it is no surprise. Portugal was one of Artisans of Leisure's most frequently booked destinations in Europe in 2012. In addition to two key reasons--great value and an increasing number of luxury hotel options--are Portugal's impressive culture, incredibly rich history, excellent food and wine, high-quality traditional crafts, and great modern design. Add to that new and renovated venues and you have news that is fit to frame.
Planning on going to Portugal? If you are planning that trip to Portugal, you probably know that the Portuguese are pretty familiar with the English language...
Maybe “Jumping off a Bridge” is not the first thing that you imagine yourself doing. Or even high on the list… But if it is… you can do it in Melgaço. “Bridge” Jumping is a variation of the famous Bungee Jumping, specially designed for an adrenaline rush.
What is the deal with Portuguese? Reads like Italian, sounds like Russian? We hear you – tough language to explain.
Vilarinho da Furna, also called Vilarinho das Furnas, is a Portuguese “ghost town” full of history and stories. And water… Where today flows the Albufeira de Vilarinho das Furnas once existed one of the most charming villages of the Gerês National Park.
Portugal has its share of places with interesting names, which are often corruptions of ancient Roman or pre-Roman names.