Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa – Lisbon Zoo

Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa..

If Visiting Lisbon with Kids, Plan on a Visit to the Jardim Zoológico: Small by international standards, Lisbon’s zoo, the Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa (Zoological Garden) nevertheless houses over 2,000 animals ranging over 400 species. Before visiting the animal enclosures, take a cable car ride and enjoy an aerial view of the zoo and its […]

Feira da Ladra – Lisbon’s Thieves Market

Feira da Ladra - Fleamarket..

In Lisbon’s Feira da Ladra, Thieves are not Welcome: Located in Campo de Santa Clara, not far from the Alfama district, Lisbon’s Feira da Ladra (Thieves Market) has been in existence since the 13th century.  People gather at this open-air market to buy and sell items in the shade of centuries-old buildings. Photographs from the […]

Feira da Ladra – Lisbon's Thieves Market

Our Lady of Piety Oratory

In Lisbon’s Feira da Ladra, Thieves are not Welcome: Located in Campo de Santa Clara, not far from the Alfama district, Lisbon’s Feira da Ladra (Thieves Market) has been in existence since the 13th century.  People gather at this open-air market to buy and sell items in the shade of centuries-old buildings. Photographs from the […]

Fado – The Soulful Music of Lisbon

Fado by Jose Malhoa

Fado – An Expression of Longing and Sorrow: Fado is to Portugal what flamenco is to Spain: a cultural symbol. But there, for the most part, is where the similarities end. While flamenco is fiery and energetic and a combination of music and dance, fado is soulful and heart-wrenching. This native form of music arose […]

Sintra – A Favourite Summer Retreat for the Royals

Palácio Nacional de Sintra..

Sintra – A Favourite Summer Retreat for the Kings and Queens of Portugal: Only half an hour outside Lisbon lies one of the most fascinating sights of this already spectacular area of Portugal: Sintra. Set atop craggy ridges lies the palace that looks down on the town below. Centuries ago the Moors fortified the area […]

Castelo de Sao Jorge – A Castle Dedicated to St. George

King Alfonso Henriques © Travelsignposts

Castelo Sao Jorge was the Royal Palace of a Line of Portugal’s Monarchs: Like many famous cities in Europe, Lisbon’s roots are centuries old. But few proofs of that are so evident here as that of Castelo de Sao Jorge, Lisbon’s Saint George’s Castle. First begun in the 6th century by late Romans, it bears […]

São Francisco And Its Tree of Jesse – Porto

Tree of Jesse, Sao Francisco

São Francisco – the Golden Church with the Tree of Jesse The exterior of Igreja de São Francisco does not excite people to want to dash into the church to have a look. From the outside, this 13th century Gothic construction looks rather plain and lacking in architectural grandeur. But, step into the church and […]

Airport Transfers – Lisbon International Airport (LIS)

Lisbon Airport - Meeting Point

Airport Transportation at Lisbon International Airport: Lisbon International Airport is Portugal’s busiest airport and is the main point of entry for travellers arriving in Portugal. The modern airport is approximately 7 km from the city centre and is well served by many airport transfer options. By Bus The airport is along the route of a […]

Lisbon Sightseeing on a Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour, Lisbon

Discovering the Sights of Lisbon is as easy as Hopping on and off: Discovering Lisbon on your own is easy with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Hop-on hop-off tours give you the freedom to discover Lisbon at your own pace as you can stop at places of interest for as long as you like. You’ll […]

Airport Transfers – Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)

Airport Transfers - Porto..

Transportation to and from Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport: Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located in the heart of the industrial north of the country, 11km from the city of Porto. Porto is a package holiday destination and many budget airlines fly into Porto including Aigle Azur, Airberlin,  Easyjet, Iberia, Luxair, Ryanair, Sata Internacional […]