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. Read more →


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. Read more →


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 Read more →


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 Read more →


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 Read more →