Cristiano Ronaldo and the Pestana Group have opened the first CR7hotel in Funchal, Madeira Island. This ‘kicks off’ of the partnership between Dionísio Pestana and Cristiano Ronaldo – who both are from Madeira.
Portuguese hospitality will await fan comforted by Portuguese boy after Euro 2016 defeat
Portugal are the champions of Europe – winning the 2016 European Cup - and one place to see world-class soccer is Portugal. Professional world-class soccer is just 6 hours away this fall.
The European Cup final is Sunday… France/Portugal! And one place to see world-class soccer is Portugal. Soccer (futebol) is the most popular sport in Portugal today - and despite a population of just 10 million people, Portugal ranks 8th in the world on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Ranking. In fact, there are 135,000 professional players in Portugal, and its top teams are some of the best in Europe!
This June the world's first wake boarding resort will open at Castelo de Bode reservoir, Portugal.
It all starts with a checkup, the assigning of a bed number, like any other hospital. However, Hospital de Bonecas is no regular hospital. Founded in 1830 and located in an 18th-century house in Lisbon’s Praça da Figueira, Hospital de Bonecas, or Doll Hospital, fixes kid’s favorite toys and dolls.
American travelers will be looking for new places to enjoy bullfights. One of the closest and most colorful is the island of Terceira in the Azores (Portugal) where 230+ traditional bullfights are held each year. Terceira is about 2,000 miles off the East Coast of the United States. And, on Terceira as in all of Portugal, the bull is never killed.
The hunt for chocolate eggs, eating “folar” and offering almonds… That’s how Portuguese enjoy Easter. And, if you travel to historic Portuguese villages you can take part in centuries-old traditions. The Enterro do Bacalhau (Cod Burying) and Queima do Judas (Burning Judas), are two of them that would make the Easter Bunny hop a bit faster.
In 1938 Monsanto was voted the "most Portuguese village in Portugal" nestled on the slope of a steep hill (the Monsanto head, known in Latin as Mons Sanctus), which rises abruptly above the plains and reaches a height of 2486 feet. Nothing is typical about Monsanto a village built around impressively big and balanced granite boulders.
After a parade, the procession returns to the Church, collects and moves townspeople en masse to the Souto amphitheater, where the tournament takes place between the forces of good and evil (or virtue and sin).