Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum in Rüdesheim

Siegfried's has the largest collection of mechanical music boxes: Rüdesheim is a popular stop on any Rhine River cruise and one of the sightseeing attractions in this riverside town is Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum. This is the first museum collection of automated musical … [Read more...]

Chimneys of the Algarve

Algarve Chimneys - Sightseeing Attractions: Throughout the Algarve you'll notice that the walls of houses are mostly whitewashed.  As we know, the Algarve has very long, hot summers and the whitewash deflects the hot sun from the buildings. Why So Many Chimneys? Why then you may ask do these … [Read more...]

A Sunset Cruise on the Douro River

A Pleasurable Douro River Cruise from Porto: With the sun setting in the horizon, we board our Porto Cruz river boat at the Cais da Ribera, one of the quays where river boats are moored. The ramp from the quay to the boat looks steep, but I make it okay, even on high heels and carrying Tony's … [Read more...]

Catacombs of Rome

ROME'S CATACOMBS TELL OF LIFE AND MARTYRDOM: The catacombs of Rome are a very important part of the history of the early Christians and the Roman church in Ancient Rome.  These ancient underground burial places provide clues of the life of saints, martyrs, ordinary Christians and the Roman … [Read more...]

Porto Sightseeing Tour on a Vintage Tram

Porto Tram City Tour: On your Oporto holiday, you can visit Oporto's historical monuments, theatres, cafes, restaurants, city hall and more on a vintage tram. This charming Porto City Tram Tour is a Hop-on Hop-off tour that gives you the freedom to stop for as long as you like at places of … [Read more...]

Cafés That Have Become Part of the Landscape of Oporto

Cafés that are not just coffee houses: On your Oporto holiday, make time to have a break at some of the city's cafés, not just for the coffee and cakes, but because these grand looking cafés represent a period of life in Oporto in the past. The Café Majestic is one such café which we covered in a … [Read more...]

Mercado do Bolhão – Oporto's Central Market

A Noisy and Lively Market in the Centre of Town: Mercado do Bolhão, a noisy and lively market  in the heart of Oporto city, is a nice place to visit if you're looking for a change in scenery from your usual sightseeing attractions. The market is housed in a two-tier covered building and there … [Read more...]

Faro’s Sé or Cathedral – Sightseeing Attraction

Faro's Sé with its Eccentric Organ: Faro's Sé stands in the square that's called Largo da Sé. The Sé is a cathedral and the seat of the bishop. The Sé stands on a site that was formerly a mosque. The first Christian church in Faro was built on the site but when the English attacked in 1596 … [Read more...]

Arco da Vila – Faro Sightseeing Attraction

Arco da Vila - Gateway to Faro's Old City: Most tourists visiting the Old City of Faro will no doubt have walked through Arco da Vila at the south end of the Jardim Manuel Bivar.  This arched gateway is a national monument which leads into the Old City of Faro. Arco da Vila was built by the … [Read more...]

Almancil’s masterpiece of azulejo panels

Ingreja de São Lourenço is Almancil's treasure: East of Vilamoura and just outside the town of Almancil stands Ingreja de São Lourenço, a small, Baroque-style white chapel which is the main sightseeing reasons why most tourists come to Almancil. Inside the chapel is one of the Algarve's most … [Read more...]