Óbidos – Portugal’s Perfect Medieval Fortress

Porta da Vila, Obidos town gate

Óbidos is one of the most perfect examples of medieval fortresses in Portugal. Once a town of queens, this pretty and well preserved medieval town has a lot to offer tourists. It’s annual Medieval Fair and International Chocolate Festival are very popular with local and overseas tourists.

Lello Bookshop – Porto Shopping

Lello Bookshop Staircase - Porto

The Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World! You’ll hear many people describe the Lello Bookshop as the “most beautiful bookshop in the world” and when you step through its front door you’ll be bowled over by the stunning architecture and rich interior decoration. It’s no wonder that this bookshop has become such a popular sightseeing […]

A Cataplana Meal in the Algarve

Fish Cataplana

The Flavours of the Algarve: Portuguese food in the Algarve is more than just grilled sardines and grilled chicken.  To get away from the stereo-type touristy food, and for a taste of the true flavours of the Algarve, have a dinner at a cataplana restaurant. Cataplana – The Utensil The cataplana is a wok-shape hammered […]

Tour Routes in Portugal

Monument to the Discoveries (Padrao dos Descobrimentos)

Suggested Tour Routes to see the best destinations in Portugal Portugal is quite compact and easy to travel around. However, most widely sold tour offerings combine it with Spain, and a few even add Morocco. This means you get to see Fatima, Lisbon and not much else. But there are some “purely Portugal” tours available […]