Feira da Ladra – Lisbon's Thieves Market

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 … [Read more...]

Óbidos – Portugal’s Perfect Medieval Fortress

Óbidos Is Sometimes Referred to as "Queen's Town": One of my favourite destinations in Portugal is Óbidos.  This pretty and well preserved medieval town is sometimes called the "Queen's Town". When King Dinis married Isabel of Aragon in 1282, Óbidos was one of the wedding presents that he gave … [Read more...]