Visitors to Portugal certainly have the country’s “grand” restaurants to consider, in addition to excellent seafood and meat restaurants, as well as dozens of “hot” eateries with cuisines hailing from Hong Kong to Hamburg to Hoboken. But no visitor should pass up lunch or dinner at one of Portugal’s hundreds and thousands of small restaurants that serve some of the most delicious and comforting food on earth.
Buçaco is a fanatic forest in the Centro region, about 30 minutes from Coimbra. In its heart is the Bussaco Palace Hotel, built in 1906 by the Portuguese Crown as a royal lodge. It is a neo-Manueline-Gothic masterpiece with all sorts of whimsical details, and the forest is home to some of the oldest trees in Europe.
Portugal has become an emerging a destination for cyclists
Azores Airlines is offering round-trip, direct flights from Boston to Lisbon this winter, Portugal starting from $568 per person, all taxes and fees included. The deal is for selected dates between February 2 and April 10, 2017. Tickets need to be purchased between January 16 and 31, 2017.
The noblest riding school in Europe is not to be found in Vienna or Spain. It is the Portuguese Riding School, and the role of the horse in Portuguese culture and lore predates Portugal as a nation. Today, the horse of the Alter and Lusitano breed are prized as national treasures. In the interior Lisbon and Alentejo regions
With a pleasant climate and a sun shining all year-round, Portugal offers lovely conditions to be explored by motorbike.
New creative vacation classes offer glimpse at the soul of Portugal
The new Douro Royal Valley Hotel and Spa opened this summer with sweeping views across the Douro River and 70 luxury rooms. The Douro is one of the hottest destinations in Portugal, the European nation widely declared THE destination of 2017
The Vatican announced that Pope Francis will visit Portugal in 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of Fátima. Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage to Portugal’s Shrine of Fátima between May 12 and 13, 2017, to commemorate the Centennial of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima. This will be the pinnacle of a yearlong celebration
Come for the color, the pageantry, and a chance to see a colorful past come to life. Oh, don't forget: Music is a reward from the public to a cavaleiro who is doing a good job. If things are going well, feel free to whistle at the top of your lungs and shout “Música, pa, Música!!