Easter is the perfect time to try specialties of Portuguese cuisine. After Lent, try traditional roast kid, lamb stew, meatballs, sweet buns, dark chocolate and almond eggs. In Castelo de Vide town in the Alentejo, you’ll experience a unique Easter celebration, one with Jewish origins. In the morning of Easter Eve, the region’s shepherds fill the town centre to have their flocks of sheep blessed.
he Capítulo Perfeito surf competition powered by Reef kicks off this weekend, with an event that will gather some of the top surfers in world for a tube-riding competition at the famous Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.
It was in Porto and the north that Portugal came into being as a country, which is why the region has such a rich and fascinating heritage.
The Centro is a region of warm hospitality, offering visitors genuine village tourism. The charm of the people is to be seen in the authenticity of their rituals, and their popular religious festivities, such as Easter. But it is also found in their cuisine, with its cheeses, sausages and mountain honey. All of this is waiting for you.
Lisbon, Portugal’s bright capital, spreads along the north bank of the River Tagus, which meets the ocean here.
Snow getting you down? Azores Airlines is kicking off expanded weekly service to the Azores and mainland Portugal from Boston. Azores Airlines is the only airline offering non-stop service to the Azores from New England. Starting next week, the airline will offer five flights a week, on Friday, Saturday,
Today, Castro Verde is well worth a visit. (And YES, Lisbon’s hot Campo de Ourique neighborhood is named for the battle).There are several monuments to the battle. You can walk the battlefield, and see the legendary place that Portugal began, still a rolling plain dotted by cork trees. And, at the Basilica’s single nave is covered in tiles impressively telling the tale the Battle of Ourique in detail.
The A321neo aircraft will replace Azores’ A310s and offers new levels of efficiency; passenger comforts well as environmental benefits. The airline will operate two Airbus A321neo aircraft during 2018, and, from 2019, these aircraft will then be replaced with four Airbus A321 LR over a two-year period. This first aircraft is nicknamed “Breathe” to celebrate the clean air and green landscapes of the islands.
It has been a long and weary winter, but green landscapes and warm breezes are just 4-hours away in the Azores. Azores Airlines gets you to the islands of the Azores with an easy non-stop direct flight from Boston Logan Airport for just $596, all taxes included, round trip.