Cork… ever wonder where it comes from? Portugal! Cork is a unique substance and the perfect closure for wine. A totally natural product, cork is environmentally friendly, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. There is enough cork today in the forests of Portugal to last more than 100 years. Under a reforestation program, Portugal’s cork forests are now growing by four percent a year on average.
Set in the lower Alentejo
Twelve of Torres Vedras’ beaches are the first in the world to have a signage system for colorblind swimmers.
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”.
Where once safes full of money were, now rises in what remains of an ancient altar. Where previously cars were parked, is now a restored 18th century church. Opening in Lisbon on April 20th...
The Castle of Beja
Tomar, Portugal’s city of the Templars, sets date for “Festa dos Tabuleiros” in 2015 – city has host of new places to explore
Cork has been used for thousands of years. The most widespread application in cork’s history is as a wine closure, a use that began in the 17th century when Dom Perignon chose the bark of the cork oak as the perfect sealant for his champagne and it grew with the spread of mass-produced glass bottles. Portuguese cork has brought the world all of its greatest wines.
The Sopas do Espirito Santo, translated as Soups of the Holy Spirit, are traditional in the Azores during Easter celebrations, specifically the Holy Spirit Festivities and vary from island to island. Usually, on the Pentecost Day, in which the Holy Spirit descended over the Apostles, the event is celebrated with the Soup of the Holy Spirit made with local meat, vegetables and bread that is offered to everyone.
This February, on the weekend of 22 to 23rd - 200 varieties of camellias will be shown at the 12th Edition of Camellia Expo at Terra Nostra Casino, in Furnas, S. Miguel Island.