For over a century, Cascais was the preferred destination of European aristocracy who come to spend their summer months here. Today this fashionable seaside resort attracts weekenders from Lisbon and local and overseas tourists who come to enjoy its beautiful beaches.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Madeira’s Flower Festival Spring is in the air in Europe and along with spring comes the glorious flower festivals. Whereas Chelsea’s annual May Flower Show is world renowned, Madeira has a Flower Festival that dazzles. Every April, the main streets of Funchal are filled with celebrations to mark this spring festival. Unlike the Chelsea Flower [...]
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 [...]