Idanha-a-Velha is a tiny town in the east of Portugal, in the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova with a population of 100 today. It may also be the most fascinating place in Europe that has never been written about. This modest hamlet among the olive groves encapsulates the history of Portugal. Discreet...
Some cycle just for the fun of it, others are just addicted. This last couple of years Portugal has become one of the cyclist’s best friends and the trend is indeed here to stay. Not only there are several trails (Greenways) spread across the country, but also many stores and cafés have been popping up.
Every guidebook to Portugal says that the great abbey at Batalha is not to be missed, an architectural masterpiece that commemorates a military victory in 1385. That is not 100 true. Yes, the great abbey began as the fulfillment of a vow on the eve of battle, but it ended up being something totally different than was intended.
Portugal is one the oldest and newest producers of wine in the world. This European nation has produced wine since ancient times, but it has also undergone nothing short of a revolution in the last decade. Billions have been invested to make Portugal’s wine industry one of the most modern in the world.
Starting in Régua, the trip up to Pinhão is a long straight that follows the right bank of the Douro overlooking the vine terraces and farms on the other side of the river.
On the south bank of Albufeira do Alto Rabagão, lies Vilarinho de Negrões, one of the most picturesque villages of the Montalegre region. Why? The village is on a narrow and beautiful peninsula - a piece of land spared by the rising water...
This June the world's first wake boarding resort will open at Castelo de Bode reservoir, Portugal.
While destinations on the Iberian Peninsula are known for their culture, snacks and tapas, avant-garde art, architecture and much more this emphasizes the diversity they offer.
Former County that once has 20 villages in its border, this tiny town today of 280 people is a shadow of its past glory. One of the first references to the village date from 1230, when the Order of Malta and the Knights Templar signed a concordat that list the place as “Ylgoso.”
France has the Eiffel Tower, Spain has the flamenco. What makes Portugal different?