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 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.
National sport Museum opened in Lisbon The Palácio Foz in the heart of Lisbon is home to Portugal’s new Museum of Sport – dedicated to sports heritage through preservation, documentation and communication.
New Lisbon Story Center is open in Lisbon
Terreiro do Paço now has a new attraction: the Lisboa Story Centre – Memórias da Cidade(Memories of the City), an interactive interpretation centre dedicated to the history of the Portuguese capital.
Next door, the Arch of the Rua Augusta is now open to the public - and the view is amazing.
Bank of Portugal to offer a Museum of Money
Where strong rooms full of money once sat now emerges what remains of an ancient altar. Where cars parked previously, now emerges the ruins of a temple. The Bank of Portugal has completed the renovation of the São Julião Church in Lisbon. The building, which served as a warehouse for years for the Bank of Portugal- and will reopen in April of 2016 as the Money Museum. The main entrance has long golden artwork in fabric (as the side panels in old chapels)..
A museum dedicated to honey
This year, the first museum in the country dedicated to honey opened, the Museum of Beekeeping and Honey in Macedo de Cavaleiros. Tras-os-Montes is one of several regions of the country which produces honey DOP (with protected designation of origin).
The New Coach Museum in Lisbon now displays a significant portion of the Portuguese coach collection (the largest in the world).