Portugal Phone Number, Portugal Telephone Code, Portugal Telephone Directory Finding a phone number for a house or business, or a mobile (cell) phone number in Portugal was quite straightforward, not so easy now. As far as a Portugal telephone directory is concerned, Portugal Telecom (PT) had an effective monopoly, but in June 2015 it was […]
Café with a Palatial View: Set in the historic centre of Sintra Vila is the iconic Café de Paris which enjoys fine views of the Palácio Nacional de Sintra (National Palace). At the Café de Paris, you have a choice of dining on the balcony, the terrace or the fine-dining restaurant with its chandeliers and […]
A Central Hotel Just Next to the Fatima Shrine: We arrive at Fatima in the evening and there is just enough time to have a quick shower before dinner. There’s a mass and candlelight procession on tonight at 21:30 at the Chapel of the Apparitions and we are fortunate that our hotel for the evening, […]
Coimbra University’s Library is a National Monument: Once referred to as “The House of the Bookshop” Coimbra University’s library is one of the top five libraries in the world. Now called Biblioteca Joanina, this Baroque library was built between 1717 and 1728, during the reign of King João V of Portugal. The library is named […]
Portugal’s Oldest and Largest University: There’s a buzz about Coimbra University today. We arrive on its orientation day and there’s a sense of excitement as new students come to check out their new campus, attend inductions and to get some tips from senior students. Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra University) is Portugal’s oldest and largest university […]
The Church of the Most Holy Trinity at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima is now Portugal’s largest church and possibly the fourth largest Catholic church in the world.
Older than Stonehenge and just as mysterious is the Cromlech of Almendres, one of the earliest and most ancient megalithic complexes known to mankind.
A mariner’s compass that shows Portugal’s maritime expeditions during its golden Age of Discovery.
An eye-catching monument on Lisbon’s waterfront commemorating all the people involved in Portugal’s war overseas.
The “Farol” in Cacilhas has been a brewery for over 100 years and apart from its great seafood, it has a reputation for good beer.