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 […]

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.