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Soft adventure in Portugal

In touch with nature: soft adventure in Portugal If you’re looking for a gentle immersion in nature mingled with mild physical activity then soft adventure in Portugal is the perfect experience for you. Soft Adventure is one of the fastest growing trends in the travel industry. As travelers look for […]

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Fish restaurants in Portugal: the best fish in the world

Fish restaurants in Portugal: from boat to table Fresh fish, any sybarite will tell you, is one of the most extraordinary delights one can try. There are several great fish restaurants in Portugal so if you’re a fish lover you’re lucky to visit us! It is no secret that the […]

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The Sensational Serra da Estrela

Serra da Estrela: The Mountain At the top of the mountain, the sights are unbelievably wide and wondrous. At Serra da Estrela, mainland Portugal’s highest mountain, the air, the light and the views take on a different dimension. Scents too. Broom, heather and rosemary pass through the limpid air. A […]

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Garden Tourism in Portugal: A Blooming Attraction

Garden Tourism in Portugal: Evergreen Monuments Gardens are living monuments. Perishable and renewable, they are fascinating for the visitor. Garden tourism in Portugal is a blooming attraction. Gardens mean different things to different people. This is part of their beauty and what makes them such a valuable asset for tourism. […]

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Fado: the voice of Portugal

Fado: Past and Present Fado is so much more than a music genre. Whereas many associate it to the mournful word “saudade” (a very Portuguese kind of longing), it can also be vibrant and merry. Fado is such a rich and diverse kind of music that the lyrics can be about […]

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Best restaurants in Porto

Best Restaurants in Porto and Around Ah… the North! Always full of charm and character. The best restaurants in Porto are a tasteful combination of charisma, class and uniqueness. An absolute beacon of culinary brilliance is Casa de Chá da Boa Nova (Matosinhos), one of the best restaurants in Porto, […]

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Handpicked hotels in Portugal: Vintage House

Handpicked hotels in Portugal: the charm of the Douro Valley Marrying wine and tourism is one of the most pleasurable ways of experiencing Portugal. At the Douro Valley, entrepreneurs and oenologists know this well. The cradle of Portugal’s best wines and a region of unblemished beauty, the Douro Valley is […]

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Discovering Minho: Portugal’s most beautiful border

Magical Minho In the beginning, there was Minho Portugal began as a nation in the beautiful northern region of Minho. It was in Guimarães, that King D. Afonso Henriques and declared independence. For this reason, the Portuguese look at the most northern region of the country as the cradle of […]

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Center of Portugal: Gardens and Vineyards

Discovering the Center of Portugal If you want to feel the heartbeat of this wonderful country, go to the center of Portugal. One of the most delightful regions in the country, the center of Portugal has plenty to offer. Spreading between Óbidos and the Serra da Estrela, the center of Portugal […]

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Porto Best European City Break Destination

Traditional and contemporary: Porto voted Best European City Break Destination in 2017 Porto was unanimously elected Best European Destination 2017. 20 selected destinations competed for the prestigious title and Porto was chosen as one of the top places to travel in 2017. Why is Porto the best European city break […]

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