The wild and romantic Centro region contains more contrasts, history and natural wonders than most entire countries. From the colorful beach houses of Aveiro…to the majesty of baroque Coimbra…to the Roman remains of Conimbriga…to the castles, fortresses and ancient cathedrals of Castelo Branco and the interior.
Azores Airlines is launching new flights for summer 2017, with service from the Bay Area to Portugal. And there is a deal: Oakland to the Azores (from $449) and from Oakland to Lisbon (from $549) this summer.
Few nations can claim to be founded by the courage and vision of just one person. Even ancient Rome had Romulus and Remus…but as to Europe's oldest nation-state, Portugal, it owes its existence to the stubbornness, perseverance and skill of one man: Dom Afonso Henriques.
Olivença is set on the left bank of the River Guadiana, just 15 miles south of Elvas. Its castle keep still boasts the arm of Portugal, sign of this lost town.
Six Chefs - Henrique Sá Pessoa, José Avillez, Miguel Laffan, Rui Paula, Rui Silvestre and Vítor Sobral – Now Fly the Best of Portuguese Flavors Around the World
Cacela Velha is not found in every Algarve guidebook, but its beach, views and history is hard to beat. The village is located on a hill above the Ria Formosa natural park and the sea.
São Frutuoso de Montepios predates Portugal.
Lisbon: Centered on Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, continental Europe’s most westerly city and its new “capital of cool."