Tomar will be full of pageantry and events at the 2023 “Festa dos Tabuleiros” - scheduled to run from July 1 to 10, 20123. The pageantry of the “Festa dos Tabuleiros,” or Festival of Trays, happens every four years.
Évora, the main city of Portugal’s Alentejo, has been named the European Capital of Culture 2027. As a result, Évora will offer a series of cultural events for the year of 2027. The award is based on a criteria of cultural and artistic content to be presented and the participation of the local population in the project. The European Capital of Culture is an initiative that focuses on the creative economy at the heart of European cities with EU support for a yearlong celebration of the arts and culture.
The Alentejo is Portugal’s biggest region, about the size of Belgium with just 600,000 people. The Alentejo began 2022 with the honor of being one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Destinations in the World for 2022. This week, the same magazine declared that the Alentejo was one of the 23 Best Places to Go in 2023. And what a year it has been, for what has become the most celebrated region in Portugal.
And it 's Portugal - again... This time the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine voted Portugal "the best country to travel to" for 2022.
TIME MAGAZINE: ALENTEJO IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST PLACES 2022
When the editors of Condé Nast Traveler voted on the best 'destinations for the world today' they came up with a unique list of just nine places. Only three were in Europe, and one of them was a relative newcomer to the world stage: Portugal’s Alentejo. The Alentejo is the perfect off the beaten path destination that is more than worth the journey. It is like nowhere else.
These are uncertain times, and travel is far from simple. But there are places that are both unique and safe - like Portugal. Portugal is the closest nation in Europe to North America, with easy flights from most North American hubs.
The Portuguese Government yesterday announced that travel to and from the United States is still allowed. The statement by the Ministries of Health, Internal Administration, Foreign Affairs, Defense, Infrastructure and Housing was made on Tuesday in an official dispatch by the Portuguese Government.
The castle of Mértola is located on the highest point of the village. Even though the castle is of Muslim origin, the current building dates from a reconstruction carried out by the knights of the Order of Santiago after the village was taken by the Christians. The most notable feature of the castle is its 30 meter-high keep tower, finished around 1292, which has an inner hall covered with Gothic vaulting. The defences include a city wall, which still encircles the village.
The Portuguese government has announced a staged plan to lift restrictions, with all current limits being removed by this October.
From hotels built in regal palaces to love stories that span the ages – Portugal is home to numerous places perfect for igniting (or reigniting) the flames of love.