Castles, yellow trolley cars, pasteis de nata, colorful streets and river views – no doubt these things are part of a true Lisbon experience, but they are also a bit overdone. Guidebooks can be helpful when you’re exploring a new city, but they all seem to focus on the same old attractions, suggesting the same – maybe overpriced – restaurants, and lead you to places packed with tourists chasing that Instrgram-worthy shot.
Portugal's most famous song? "Coimbra," penned by Raul Ferrão and José Galhardo, had been recorded more than 200 times around the world. And, it is often called "April in Portugal." Here is the story...
The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its superb Atlantic beaches, glamorous hotels and resorts, challenging, beautiful golf courses, and whitewashed fishing villages on low cliffs overlooking sandy coves. Algarve’s central coast, between Lagos and Faro, is lined with villas, hotels, bars and restaurants while the region's western Atlantic coast and rugged interior are less developed.
A new hotel in Lisbon, O Artista, celebrates a former owner, the great Vasco Santana. A household name - Vasco Santana was a legend of the stage and screen. Born in Benfica in Lisbon in 1898, Vasco Santana remains a beloved star more than a half century after his death. He was a brilliant actor and comedian. His presence in films launched the romantic comedy in Portugal, and the Golden Age of Portuguese film.
According to Diário de Notícias the ruined house that inspired "Santa Maria de Craquede" in Eça de Queiroz's A Cidade e as Serras is for sale. The Torre da Lagariça was built as Portugal was emerging a nation in the 12th century as a military tower. By the the seventeenth century an L-shaped house was added, not altered the old tower.The writer Eça de Queirós visited the house in the village of São Cipriano, in Resende, and was inspired to write The Illustrious House of Ramires.
The Arte Institute is pleased to present the VIII Edition of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival in New York City on May 30 and 31, 2018 at Lincoln Center and Tribeca Film Center. This year, the Festival will brings us thirteen shorts films by Portugal’s most promising filmmakers.
Destination’s Geographical Diversity and Ideal Weather Now Coupled with Incentive Cash Rebates
The first ever National Geographic Exodus Aveiro Fest will be an International Travel and Adventure Photography and Video Festival set in the coastal city of Aveiro, in the Centro de Portugal region. Bringing together the professionals to talk about their lives and share their projects, the program will run from December 1 to 3, 2018
The Colossus is composed of two pieces, the lower half, and the part with the arms and head that were found a few days later buried a few yards away from where the bottom. It is from the dawn of human history - and it could be an ancient fertility image. how he was used in ancient fertility rites is probably best left unknown....
In spring 2017, a major international exhibition marks the opening of the new "Casa da Arquitetura"- House of Architecture, in the former home of Alvaro Siza.