Current Affairs

The Cascais Tourism Forum, that happens for the third time in Cascais, will be held next May 8 in the Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa in Cascais to bring the future of the sector to the debate. Marketeers, CEO's and professionals on the tourism businesses will discuss strategies to respond challenges and create opportunities in a tech tourism environment. Read more →


Today Portugal celebrates the 44th anniversary of its Carnation Revolution, a peaceful coup secretly organized by the military to take over the regime. It ended the almost four decades dictatorship under Salazar's rule withe the support of the majority of the population, that joined soldiers in the capitals' streets. Read more →


Every Portuguese city has examples of the Art Deco era in its architecture--that period between the 1930s and the 1950s. The Portuguese commonly referred to this time period as the "fascist" era, when the state had a program of erecting public buildings that were to be symbols and tools of propaganda. Consequently, many Portuguese people do not give much attention to these buildings. The most noteworthy include the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon, the new university at Coimbra, and the buildings along the marina at Ponta Delgada. Read more →


In the foothills of the Centro de Portugal Region lies an ancient secret. The town of Belmonte there was the center of community life for “crypto” Jews a people who, for centuries, practiced their religion in secret after it had been banned by the Inquisition. Judaism was abolished in 1496 in Belmonte and other Portuguese towns, but the Jewish people kept their rituals and faith alive in secret for centuries. As generations died away, the origins of these rituals were lost to memory. Read more →


Forget the day-after-Christmas sales at the local mall. Fly to Portugal where boutiques and stores will mark fine crafted items down by as much as 80 percent from January 7th to February 28th. Only 4 to 5 hours from the United States, Portugal is the closest European country to our shores. If you go at the right time, you can find tremendous values on all types of fine luxury items. Read more →


In 2016, 58% of all power produced in Portugal came from renewable sources. That was an increase of 8% over the previous year. Portugal has vast wind facilities and solar arrays, and not a single nuclear plant. In comparison, about 15% of the energy generated in the US is from renewable sources. Read more →


, Lisbon’s newest attraction is the Experiência Pilar 7 – Centro Interpretativo da Ponte 25 de Abril (Pillar 7 Experience – Ponte 25 de Abril Interpretive Centre). See the bridge as you’ve never seen it before, through the construction and with an elevator ride to a panoramic viewing platform located about 80 metres above the river and offering unique views of the city, and of Belém and the River Tejo in particular. Read more →