Category: Portugal

December 8, 2009

Shrine of Fatima – Christmas Exhibition

Filed under: Fatima - Portugal - 08 Dec 2009

For pilgrims and others visiting Our Lady of Fatima Shrine over Christmas and the holiday season, the Department of Art and Patrimony of the Shrine of Fatima (DAP) has organized a new exhibition with its theme focusing on …

October 21, 2009

Café Majestic – A Café from Oporto's Golden Era

Filed under: Oporto - 21 Oct 2009

In Oporto, there are cafés that attract customers to their establishments not because of the reputation of their coffee and cakes, but more because of the history of the place.  The Café Majestic is one such café.

Majestic by …

Lello Bookshop – Oporto's Showcase Bookshop

Filed under: Oporto - 21 Oct 2009

Hailed by many as the “most beautiful bookshop in the world” Lello Bookshop in Oporto has become a sightseeing attraction for overseas visitors and locals alike. When you step through the entrance of this bookshop you’ll be bowled over …

August 11, 2009

A time for devotion at Fatima…

Filed under: Fatima - Portugal - 11 Aug 2009

If you’re planning on any sightseeing holiday to Fatima, you may be interested that May 13 and October 13 are the busiest times in the Fátima calendar.  Vast numbers of pilgrims arrive on these dates to commemorate the …

August 10, 2009

Seafood Festival time in the Algarve

Filed under: Portugal - 10 Aug 2009

August is seafood festival season in the Algarve and seafood lovers will have a feast of a time at the Portimão Sardine Festival and the Olhão Shellfish Festival.  Both these festivals now form part of the Algarve Gourmet …

March 23, 2009

Visit Portugal – Useful facts for your Portuguese holidays

Filed under: Portugal - 23 Mar 2009

Small it may be, but Portugal is a country that’s packed with everything that holidaymakers from the northern hemisphere seek. With the advent of cheap flights and charter flights, this sun-drenched Mediterranean country is easy to get to, …

February 1, 2008

Sanctuary of Fatima – Portugal

Filed under: Portugal,Fatima - Portugal - 01 Feb 2008

Fatima is an intensely religious place, on par with Lourdes in France as a pilgrim’s destination.  This small town north of Lisbon has become one of

January 30, 2008

Lisbon, Portugal : Belem Tower (Torre de Belem)

Filed under: Things to See - Portugal,Lisbon - Portugal - 30 Jan 2008

Torre de Belem or Belem Tower sits at the mouth of the Tagus and guards the entrance to the city. It is another iconic monument on …

January 29, 2008

Lisbon, Portugal : Monument to the Discoveries

Filed under: Portugal,Things to See - Portugal - 29 Jan 2008

The Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Monument to the Discoveries, was built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death …

January 28, 2008

Holidays in Portugal

Filed under: Portugal,Lisbon - Portugal - 28 Jan 2008

When considering holiday destinations where the dollar is still well respected, Portugal comes to mind.  Portugal has been in the news