The Peneda-Gerês National Park is a stunningly beautiful wilderness of rugged granite mountains mixed with forest and fields of flowers.
Monastery of Alcobaça will be transformed into a luxury hotel, planned to open in 2019
By 1090, a new state was created under Count Henrique. It was called Portucale. Portus Cale referred to either the port town of Cale (Gaia today) or Cale and its neighboring town. Today “Portus” is known as Porto.
Santa Maria de Belém in Lisbon, Portugal, was famed as the place from which many of the great Portuguese explorers sailed. This is the place from which Vasco da Gama set sail for India in 1497. It was from here that Miguel Corte-Real set sail and explored Greenland in 1499.
For a small country, Portugal has a rich literary tradition. Portugal’s 2nd king was a poet, and every generation has produced writers of note. Today, mountains, monuments and an infinite sea make for inspiration.
Portugal has many wonders and the world is starting to take notice. On the UNESCO World Heritage List, “a list that reflects the world's cultural and natural diversity of outstanding universal value,“ Portugal has now 15 places included, being one of the top countries in terms of numbers. This year, Portugal has 22 properties applying for the world recognition award. The applications include both single cities/buildings and joint applications.
New agreement opens 34 cities to one-stop service to Portugal from North America
Bolo de Mel (Madeira honey cake) is considered to be Madeira's oldest dessert. But it has no honey in it…