Portugal has centuries of naval history, but ever wonder who the first admiral of the Portuguese navy was? That would be Dom Fuas Roupinho, and here's one legend about him:
Portugal’s 365 Algarve has announced more than 500 new events to be held throughout 2017. The effort will stage more than a thousand presentations of music, dance, theatre, art exhibitions, activities based on the region’s heritage, and much more. The program is set to run until May 2017 in Portugal’s Algarve region.
Built from dark stone and located in the heart of the country, Portugal’s mountain villages have witnessed more than 900 years of Portuguese history. While these villages are amazingly peaceful places to visit today, they have not always been so tranquil.
Portugal has nine new Michelin Stars for 2017, almost doubling the 14 from 2016.
Setúbal may not be on every tourists list when visiting Portugal, but its rich history and proximity to a number of exciting and scenic destinations makes it a great off-the-beaten-path destination.
Say hello to some tasty Octopus!
Portugal has been voted the World's Best Golf Destination for the third consecutive year at the Annual World Golf Awards
The Santa Cruz Monastery is set in the heart of Coimbra, Portugal, but back in 1131 it was built outside the walls of Coimbra by the Order of St. Augustine as a school for intellectual and noble elites.
Some places to go for the scenery and the water
Cooking Hotel , set in the Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park in Portugal, has been named one of the Best Hotels Surrounded by Nature by the Trivago site along with 8 hotels from around the world. The Cooking Hotel was elected as a "very special hotel in one of the' most beautiful valleys of Portugal with 12 elegant rooms with incredible mountain views."