Fernando Pessoa was Portugal’s most unlikely poet. He was a quiet man who wrote under many names, and produced some of the most powerful and thought-provoking poems of the 20th century. One of his final and few works published in his lifetime was the Messagem, a complex look at the conflict between the past and future of Portugal
Imagine a university founded in the 13th century, built in a former royal palace, and with one of the most ornate libraries in the world. Imagine a Romanesque Cathedral, fortified against a long gone enemy… Imagine students in flowing black capes singing a unique ballad only practiced in this city. Imagine a Roman underground, untouched for 2,000 years and ready to explore. Add to that a vibrant downtown, imagining views, and a sweeping river. Oxford? Cambridge? Salamanca? No, we are talking about Coimbra - Portugal’s former 2nd capital, and a destination all in its own.
Crowds at the Algarve’s showcase Portugal Masters tournament this week (October 20-23) will be viewing some of Europe’s finest professional golfers in action, plus they will cheer on disabled golfer on Saturday.
The apparitions of Fatima are a significant event of the Catholic Church – a credible and valid proposal for the fulfillment of a Christian life – that attracts millions every year.
The Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Noticias asked local tour operators and travel directors to name 10 must see, places in Continental Portugal.
Chaves, in the North of Portugal, has always been know for its thermal waters, especially during the Roman Empire. And, when the city planned an underground garage it got a real surprise - Roman baths buried in a landslide some 1,700 years ago. Excavation are being done, with a museum projected to open in 2018.
To launch the route, Azores Airlines has a special fare of $549 round trip including all taxes and fees, on sale now until December 15th, 2016. Subject to availability.
Here is our guide to Portugal’s top blood based dishes!
The Algarve recorded about three million overnight stays in August, which represents 0.7 percent more compared to the same month last year, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).
CP - Portuguese Rail has a new app that lets its passengers purchase tickets for Alfa Pendular and Intercity trains via mobile device.