Portugal’s climate is largely influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, meaning that the north of the country is cooler and rainier, and moving south along the coast the temperatures get higher. The south is sunny and drier, and the heat can be more intense. The islands, Madeira and the Azores, have year-round Atlantic climates. So, the real thing determining the ideal time to travel to Portugal is the amount of tourists you will encounter, rather than the temperatures you might face
September 13 will be a magical date for all Harry Potter fans around the world Portugal's Livraria Lello presents a show at the Coliseu Porto AGEAS to mark the worldwide debut of the book ‘Harry Potter Magical Places’, a special co-production edition with Insight Editions, inspired by the Harry Potter...
The magnificent Christmas light decorations all over Funchal, together with the fantastic New Year’s Eve fireworks and activities make Madeira Island one of the most attractive ‘réveillon’ destinations, to which already so many people return every year to experience this special ambience over and over again.
It has 66 rooms, spa and indoor pool, gym, restaurant, bar with street terrace, garden courtyard, rooms with view over the city and a meeting space. This is the group's second hotel in Porto, following the acquisition of the 4-star Hotel Teatro, now the PortoBay Hotel Teatro, in December last year.
Program transforms ruins into hotels and investments LISBON, PORTUGAL – The Portuguese Government’s successful Revive program, launched in 2016, added 15 new monuments and historic sites to the list of properties available for private investment targeting their conversion into hotel and other investment opportunities. The new list includes forts, palace,...
This is the tale of Civil War. A bloody conflict of brother against brother, one that was brewing for years, and was fought over basic human rights and freedoms. This is the tale of Portugal’s Civil War – and its legacy that persists today. From 1828 to 1834 two brothers faced off in war to decide the future of their shared nation.
In summer 2015, TAP operated 16 flights across the Atlantic, from its two U.S. gateways, Newark Liberty and Miami International. By summer 2020, the 71 flights represent an increase of 344percent, from its now eight gateways, in just five years.
The Madeira Promotion Association has launched its first online campaign to promote the Madeira Archipelago to the US market.
When you imagine a trip to Portugal, and explore on-line guides and articles - many wonderful places come to mind: Lisbon and Porto, the Alentejo and Algarve; The Centro and the Douro; and Madeira and the Azores. But there is something to consider as well: Ribatejo.
Fado is the song of those without luck, cursed by fate, and lost in a fog of the past. It is the song separation, of homesickness and longing. In Portugal, the Fado is sung not only in Lisbon but also from the Alentejo to Coimbra to Porto. And, wherever one finds a community of Portuguese, they will find the Fado, too. That is why the Fado can be a song of places – and in that spirit we have picked our five most haunting Fado’s of places and nostalgia. We call it Fado to Travel By…. These are Fados of longing for a place – full of the sadness of one who misses home.