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Guide to the Bairro Alto district in Lisbon

Guide to the Bairro Alto district in Lisbon

Summary The Bairro Alto district in a few words What to see and what to do in the Bairro Alto district of Lisbon?- Viewpoints in the neighbourhood- The Botanical Garden- The funicular of Bica- The Praça do Principe Real and its garden- São Roque Church- Tastings […]

Visit Pena Palace in Sintra: tickets, prices, timetables

Visit Pena Palace in Sintra: tickets, prices, timetables

Summary History of Palazzo Pena Our tips for a good visit to Palazzo Pena- What are the best times to visit the palace?- Line 434 of the Sintra tourist bus What should you do when you visit Palazzo Pena? How much does a ticket cost to visit Palazzo di Pena?- […]

Gastronomic specialities in Lisbon: what to eat in Lisbon?

Gastronomic specialities in Lisbon: what to eat in Lisbon?

Summary Cod and sardines, stars of the Lisbon plate Pastel de nata, the Lisbon speciality Lisbon drinks: Sagres beer, vinho verde and ginjinha Some Portuguese specialities to taste in Lisbon- And you, what gastronomic specialties did you eat in Lisbon?Cod, sardines, […]

Airbnb Azores: the best Airbnb rentals in the Azores

Airbnb Azores: the best Airbnb rentals in the Azores

Summary 1. Beautiful property on the island of São Miguel 2. Fontenário House 3. Charming bungalow in the heart of the mountains 4. Azor Eco House 5. The Moinho das Feteiras, a real windmill 6. Beautiful stone house on Pico Island 7. Splendid manor house in […]

Visit the Lisbon Oceanarium, the capital's aquarium

Visit the Lisbon Oceanarium, the capital's aquarium

Are you going to Lisbon for the holidays? During your stay, don't forget to visit the Lisbon Oceanarium, the first aquarium in the world! The Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa) is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of Lisbon. It is also ranked as the first […]

Top 10 excursions in Madeira

Top 10 excursions in Madeira

Overview 1. Sao Lourenço Bridge 2. The Levada of Caldeirão Verde 3. The Levadas of Rabaçal 4. Urzal Trail 5. The Cascade of 25 Fontes 6. Path of the Island 7. Caldeirão do Inferno 8. Path of Arieiro 9. Royal path of Paúl do Mar 10. Path of Pico RuivoLooking […]

Taxi in Lisbon: fares, advice and information

Taxi in Lisbon: fares, advice and information

How to get around by taxi in the Portuguese capital? Here is everything you need to know to take a taxi in Lisbon! At first glance, getting around Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, will certainly be difficult: trams make car travel complicated and finding oneself […]

Cruise on the Tagus River in Lisbon: prices, how to do it...

Cruise on the Tagus River in Lisbon: prices, how to do it...

During your stay in Lisbon, don't miss a cruise on the Tagus River. You will discover another facet of the Portuguese capital... The Tagus is without a doubt the emblem of Lisbon. More than a thousand kilometres long, it crosses Spain and Portugal; in the bay […]

The 6 best youth hostels in Lisbon

The 6 best youth hostels in Lisbon

Contents Home Lisbon Hostel The Independente Hostel & Suites Lisbon Destination Hostel Yes! Lisbon Hostel Lisb'On Hostel Lisbon Lounge HostelAre you going to visit Portugal and its capital Lisbon and want to save money on your accommodation? Here's our selection […]

Cruise on the Douro River in Porto: tickets, fares, timetables

Cruise on the Douro River in Porto: tickets, fares, timetables

Summary History of the Douro in Porto What to see and do on the Douro in Porto? How to get to the Douro in Porto? Schedules and fares for a cruise on the Douro in Oporto Good to knowVisiting Portugal: here is our mini-guide for a cruise on the Douro in Porto! The […]

Where to go shopping in Lisbon?

Where to go shopping in Lisbon?

Shopping in Lisbon is a real treat: from multicoloured boutiques to concept stores, you're bound to find a place to buy gifts! Shopping in Lisbon isn't just about spending money: it's also about discovering small designers, industrial-style concept stores, workshops […]

The 11 best beaches to swim at in Lisbon

The 11 best beaches to swim at in Lisbon

Contents Also to be read Praia da Areia Branca Praia da São Julião Praia de Magoito Praia das Maçãs Praia da Adraga Praia do Guincho Praia da Cresmina Praia do Tamariz Praia de Carcavelos Praia do Meco Praia da Figueirinha How to get to the beaches from Lisbon?Are […]

The 11 must-do things to do in Coimbra

The 11 must-do things to do in Coimbra

Contents 1. Universidade de Coimbra (University) 2. The Jardim Botânico 3. Praça do Comércio 4. The Mosteiro de Santa Cruz (Monastery of the Holy Cross) 5. Portugal dos Pequenitos (Portugal of the young) 6. Monastery of Santa Clara a Velha 7. Machado de Castro […]

Visit the Luz Stadium and the Benfica Museum in Lisbon

Visit the Luz Stadium and the Benfica Museum in Lisbon

Summary History of Luz Stadium A visit to the Estadio da Luz and the Benfica Museum Estadio da Luz and Benfica Museum: prices, opening hours... How to get to the Estadio da Luz from Lisbon? How to attend a Benfica Lisbon match at the Estadio da Luz?During a stay […]

Which neighborhood to stay in Faro?

Which neighborhood to stay in Faro?

You're leaving for the Algarve in southern Portugal? Here is a mini-guide to the best areas to stay in Faro! A true paradise on earth, sunny all year round and just a few kilometres from the sublime beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, Faro is the capital of the Algarve, […]

Car hire in Faro: tips, rates, itineraries

Car hire in Faro: tips, rates, itineraries

Summary Where to rent a car in Faro?- At the airport- In the city Itineraries in Faro by car: some road trip ideas- Itinerary from 2 to 4 days in Faro- Itinerary of 7 days in Faro- Itinerary for two weeks or more in Faro How to compare and book online your cheap […]

Hundreds of umbrellas float above the streets in Portugal

Hundreds of umbrellas float above the streets in Portugal

The city of Águeda dresses in colour and shade during the month of July. Every July, as part of the Ágitagueda art festival, hundreds of umbrellas are hung above the streets of Águeda,a municipality in Portugal. This beautiful tradition started only 3 years […]

Transfer between Porto airport and the centre of the city

Transfer between Porto airport and the centre of the city

Summary The cheapest: the metro The most comfortable: taxi and private transfers Most available: by bus- The shuttle between Porto Airport and Porto-Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport- Classic buses The alternative: renting a car at Porto airport Sleeping near Porto […]

The 14 must-do things to do in Porto

The 14 must-do things to do in Porto

Summary 1. stroll through the Ribeira district on the banks of the Douro River 2. Cross the Dom-Luís bridge and discover Vila Nova de Gaia. 3. Visit the cellars and taste the Port 4. Eating a Francesinha 5. Learn and marvel at the Lello bookstore 6. Take a ride […]

Visit Lisbon on tramway n°28

Visit Lisbon on tramway n°28

Take the famous Lisbon yellow tram to visit the capital of Portugal in a local atmosphere! Taking the tram in Lisbon is as authentic as it is useful because the slopes are steep on the hills of the Portuguese capital and the (electric) trams that run in the streets […]

Portugal by motorhome: tips, areas, itineraries

Portugal by motorhome: tips, areas, itineraries

Summary Itinerary idea for a motorhome tour in Portugal How and where to rent a motorhome in France? How and where to rent a motorhome in Portugal? Driving in Portugal in a motorhome: the traffic rules to know Motorway tolls in Portugal: which tariff for your category […]

Weekend in Lisbon: visit Lisbon in 2, 3 or 4 days

Weekend in Lisbon: visit Lisbon in 2, 3 or 4 days

Contents Book flight and accommodation for your weekend in Lisbon Arriving in Lisbon, what to do? Day 1: Visit Lisbon Day 2: Visit to Lisbon (continued) Day 3: The beaches of Lisbon and Sintra Day 4: The unusual corners of LisbonVisiting Europe's westernmost capital? […]

Guide to the Alfama district in Lisbon

Guide to the Alfama district in Lisbon

Summary The Alfama district in a few words What to see and what to do in the Alfama district in Lisbon?- The heights of Alfama- The west of Alfama- The lower parts of the Alfama Guided tours to be done in the Alfama district- Guided walking tour of the Alfama- […]

Cheap parking in Faro: where to park in Faro?

Cheap parking in Faro: where to park in Faro?

If you come to the Algarve by car or if you rent one, it is important to know where the cheap car parks are in Faro and where to park! Are you planning to visit Faro by car? Whether you rent a car or not, having a car will make your life easier. If you are planning […]

La Ponta da Piedade, in Lagos in the Algarve

La Ponta da Piedade, in Lagos in the Algarve

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world in the South of Portugal We often tell you about incredible beaches scattered all over the world, for example in Greece or Spain. Today, it will be in Portugal, and more precisely next to Lagos in the southern Algarve […]

Portugal's 10 best amusement parks

Portugal's 10 best amusement parks

Summary 1. Magikland 2. Aquashow Park 3. Slide & Splash 4. Pena Aventura Park 5. Dino Parque Lourinha 6. Perlim 7. Vila Natal 8. Biopark 9. Lugar dos Afetos 10. KidZaniaAre you discovering Portugal and want to have fun with family or friends? Discover the […]

What is the budget to go to Porto?

What is the budget to go to Porto?

Expenditure to be foreseen in Porto Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal and as such is less touristic than Lisbon and therefore cheaper. Nevertheless, it is well worth a few days to visit it and its surroundings. On the spot, your travel budget will […]

Visit the Tower of Belem in Lisbon : tickets, rates, timetables

Visit the Tower of Belem in Lisbon : tickets, rates, timetables

On holiday in Lisbon? Don't miss a visit to the famous Tower of Belem, a symbol of the Age of Discovery! A European capital apart, Lisbon seduces by its climate, the kindness of its inhabitants but also by the many historical sites it shelters. If you are passing […]

Visit the Triumphal Arch of the rua Augusta in Lisbon

Visit the Triumphal Arch of the rua Augusta in Lisbon

Climb to the top of the Rua Augusta Triumphal Arch in Lisbon and enjoy an incredible 360° view of the harbour and beyond. Located at the northern end of the Praça do Comércio on Lisbon's Rua Augusta and near the Tagus, the 19th-century Rua Augusta Triumphal […]

Guide to the Belém district in Lisbon

Guide to the Belém district in Lisbon

Summary Belém In a few words What to see and what to do in Belém?- Tour of Belém- Monument of Discovery- Berardo Museum- Hieronymite Monastery- Boutique Pastéis de Belém- Coach Museum Guided tours to do in Belém- Bus tour of historical monuments- Walking […]

The 8 must-do things to do in Madeira

The 8 must-do things to do in Madeira

Summary 1. Funchal 2. Madeira Botanical Garden 3. Ruivo Peak 4. Cape Girão 5. Porto Moniz 6. Ribeira das Cales 7. Cetaceans in Madeira 8. Madeira Ethnographic Museum How do I get to Madeira? Where to stay in Madeira?Visiting Madeira: what are the best things […]

Renting a car in Lisbon: how and where?

Renting a car in Lisbon: how and where?

Summary In Lisbon, rent a small car Where to rent a car in Lisbon? Book your car in advance The question of franchising Fuel issues The mileage issue Extra driver or not?Are you going to visit Portugal and want to be free by renting a car? Here are the basics about […]

The 6 must-do things to do at Comporta

The 6 must-do things to do at Comporta

Contents 1. The Roman ruins of Tróia 2. The Rice Museum 3. Sado dolphins 4. The port of Palafítico de Carrasqueira 5. The beaches around the Comporta peninsula 6. The rice fields of Comporta How do I get to Comporta?- From France- Since Lisbon Where to stay in […]

11 must-do things to do in Braga

11 must-do things to do in Braga

Summary 1. Bom Jesus Shrine 2. Sé Cathedral in Braga 3. Santa Barbara Garden 4. Biscaínhos Museum 5. Arco da Porta Nova 6. Theatro Circo 7. Palácio do Raio 8. Monastery of Tibães 9. Museum of Archaeology 10. Miradouro do Picoto 11. Have coffee Brasileira […]

Visit Lisbon as a local

Visit Lisbon as a local

Some addresses to explore Lisbon as a local Before you leave for Lisbon, you should inquire about the must-see visits such as the Castelo de São Jorge, the Tower of Belém, or even in the surroundings of the city, at the very pretty Sintra. But when you arrive […]

8 addresses to eat pastéis de nata in Lisbon

8 addresses to eat pastéis de nata in Lisbon

Summary 1. Pastéis de Belém: the first nata pastel 2. Manteigaria: pastéis de nata made before your eyes 3. Confeitaria Nacional: the reference in Portuguese pastries 4. Nata Lisboa: pastéis de nata to be enjoyed on the terrace 5. Pastelaria Aloma: the best […]

City Pass Porto: notice, rate, duration & activities included

City Pass Porto: notice, rate, duration & activities included

Summary What is the City Pass Porto? The activities included in the City Pass Porto- La Casa do Infante- The Palácio da Bolsa- The Guerra Junqueiro Museum- Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art- Les Caves de la Real Companhia Velha- Other free or discounted activities […]

The Algarve by motorhome: tips, areas, itineraries

The Algarve by motorhome: tips, areas, itineraries

Summary Ideas for itineraries in the Algarve by motorhome Driving in the Algarve in a motorhome: traffic rules to know Motorway tolls in the Algarve: which tariff for your category of motorhome? Motorhome parks in the Algarve: where to park? How and where to rent […]

Visit World of Discoveries in Porto: tickets, prices, timetables

Visit World of Discoveries in Porto: tickets, prices, timetables

Summary History of the World of Discoveries in Porto What to see and do at the World of Discoveries in Porto?- The World of Discoveries Museum- The World of Discoveries theme park How do I get to the World of Discoveries in Porto? Timetables and fares of the […]

The cheapest flights to Lisbon

The cheapest flights to Lisbon

How do I find a cheap flight to Lisbon? Several companies share the cake, for more savings! Here are some tips for low-cost travel to the capital of Portugal! Lisbon is rather well served. From France, you can find direct flights to Lisbon from Paris, Lyon, […]

Cheap parking in Lisbon: where to park in Lisbon?

Cheap parking in Lisbon: where to park in Lisbon?

If you come to Lisbon by car or if you rent one, it is important to know where to park and the traffic rules in Lisbon. If you stay in Lisbon for more than 3 days, it can be interesting to have a car on site, as public transport becomes limited to access some […]

Transport in Lisbon: how to get around in Lisbon?

Transport in Lisbon: how to get around in Lisbon?

Summary The essential: the transport pass- Advantages of the Lisboa Card- Terms and conditions The fastest and most available: trams and the metro The most comfortable: taxis From Lisbon airport Map & plans of transport in LisbonHow to get around Lisbon efficiently […]

The 10 best brunches in Lisbon

The 10 best brunches in Lisbon

Summary 1. Nicolau Cafe: brunch that is eaten with the eyes 2. Coffee peas: the bohemian brunch 3. Café com Calma: brunch like at home 4. Brick Cafe Lisboa: the classic and good brunch 5. Brunch Cafe: the brunch specialist in Lisbon 6. Café O Corvo: brunch […]

Wicker sleigh ride down to Funchal, Madeira

Wicker sleigh ride down to Funchal, Madeira

Ride down the streets of the village of Monte to Funchal in a Carros de Cesto, Madeira's famous wicker sleigh! Originally a fast means of transport to get down to Funchal for people living in Monte, these wicker sleighs called Carrinhos appeared around 1850. Today […]

Cheap parking close to Lisbon airport : rates, reservation

Cheap parking close to Lisbon airport : rates, reservation

Summary Book cheap parking at Lisbon airport Cheap but secure parking 24/7 Where is this cheaper car park at Lisbon airport? Official Lisbon airport car park: rates, drop-off and map Car parks of the hotels located near Lisbon airportDo you need cheap parking near […]

Airbnb Lisbon: the best Airbnb apartments in Lisbon

Airbnb Lisbon: the best Airbnb apartments in Lisbon

Summary Small apartment with terrace in the street, in Alfama Loft with terrace in Chiado Apartment with view on the Tagus river in Bélem In Príncipe Real, spacious apartment with terrace Apartment with garden: an oasis of greenery in Alfama La casa do azulejo, […]

Day trip to Évora, Portugal

Day trip to Évora, Portugal

Évora, a "city-museum" in the Alentejo region One of Portugal's most beautifully preserved medieval cities, Évora is a charming place to step back in time. Within the 14th century walls, Évora's narrow, winding streets lead to striking architectural works: […]

Transfer from Lisbon airport to the centre of the city

Transfer from Lisbon airport to the centre of the city

Summary 1. The simplest: the Aerobus shuttle 2. The cheapest: transfer by metro 3. The most comfortable: transfer by private shuttle bus 4. The fastest: taxi transfer 5. The alternative: renting a car at Lisbon airportAre you landing in Lisbon to visit Portugal? […]

Visit the Tower of the Clerics in Porto: tickets, prices, timetables

Visit the Tower of the Clerics in Porto: tickets, prices, timetables

Summary History of the Tower of Clerics in Porto What to see and do at the Tower of the Clerics in Porto?- The top of the Tower- The House of the Brotherhood of Poor Clerics- The church How to get to the Tower of Clerics in Porto? Schedules and fares of the Tower […]

In which city to stay in the Azores?

In which city to stay in the Azores?

Which island and which city to visit in the Azores archipelago? Here is our presentation of the cities where to stay in the Azores! A Portuguese archipelago made up of nine islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, 1,450 kilometres west of Lisbon, the Azores […]

The 6 must-do things to do in the Azores

The 6 must-do things to do in the Azores

Summary 1. Discover Lagoa do Fogo 2. Climbing Pico, the highest mountain in Portugal 3. Going to meet the whales 4. Walking the streets of Ponta Delgada 5. Discovering the "King's Viewpoint" 6. Browse the Parque Terra Nostra How do I get to the Azores? Where […]

26 words and phrases to learn in Portuguese for travelling

26 words and phrases to learn in Portuguese for travelling

Summary 1. Basic expressions 2. Tirar o cavalinho da chuva 3. Boa como o milho 4. Com um pé nas costas 5. Dar água pela barba 6. Vai pentear macacos 7. Agora é que a porca torce o rabo 8. Ter o cú virado prá lua How can I learn other expressions and vocabulary […]

Where to eat Portuguese specialities in Porto?

Where to eat Portuguese specialities in Porto?

Dishes to choose from in the restaurants of Porto The combination of ingredients such as paprika, cinnamon, cod and many others, is a reflection of how the people of Porto have remained close to their traditions and passionate about their gastronomic history. The […]

Visit to the Lello bookshop in Porto

Visit to the Lello bookshop in Porto

The Lello bookshop or "Livraria Lello & Irmão" in Porto is considered one of the most beautiful in the world! The Lonely Planet has named it the 3rd best bookshop in the world and it appears in a similar ranking in the Guardian, an English daily newspaper. […]

The 24 most beautiful places to visit in Portugal

The 24 most beautiful places to visit in Portugal

Summary 1. The Tower of Belem, Lisbon 2. Cape Saint Vincent 3. Regaleira Palace, Sintra 4. Benagil cave 5. Lello Bookshop, Porto 6. The Temple of Diana, Evora 7. Foz do Arelho 8. Vista do Rei 9. Monsanto 10. The Mira de Aire Caves 11. Costa Nova Beach 12. La […]

Visit the Dragon Stadium in Porto: tickets, prices, timetables

Visit the Dragon Stadium in Porto: tickets, prices, timetables

Summary History of the Dragon Stadium in Porto What to see and do at the Dragon Stadium in Porto- How to visit? How to get to the Dragon Stadium in Porto?- By metro- By bus- By car Schedules and Fares of the Dragon Stadium in Oporto- SCHEDULE- RATES Good to knowFootball […]

The 6 best boutique hotels in Lisbon

The 6 best boutique hotels in Lisbon

Summary 1. HF Fenix Music 2. Hotel Gat Rossio 3. Memmo Alfama 4. Hotel Convento do Salvador 5. Hotel Tivoli 6. Lisboa PrataAre you attracted to the capital of Portugal? To allow you to visit it in all simplicity, here are the best boutique-hotels in Lisbon. Lisbon […]

The 9 things you can't miss in Sintra

The 9 things you can't miss in Sintra

Summary 1. The National Palace of Pena 2. The castle of the Moors 3. The Convent of the Capuchos 4. Azenhas do Mar 5. The National Palace of Sintra 6. The Regaleira Palace 7. Cabo da Roca 8. The palace of Monserrate 9. The beach of Ourse How to go to Sintra?- […]

Airbnb Porto : the best Airbnb apartments in Porto

Airbnb Porto : the best Airbnb apartments in Porto

Porto is not just a succulent mutated wine from the city of the same name: in fact, it is the city of the same name that we present to you in this article by introducing you to some of the most beautiful apartments for rent on Airbnb in Porto. Ready to feel at […]

The medieval city of Óbidos in Portugal

The medieval city of Óbidos in Portugal

Óbidos and its ramparts are to be done during a trip to Portugal Perched on a hill in the Oeste region of Portugal, Óbidos is surrounded by an old fortified rampart. The name Óbidos probably derives from the Latin word oppidum, meaning 'citadel', or 'fortified […]

The 7 must-do things to do in Faro

The 7 must-do things to do in Faro

Summary 1. The Arco da Vila 2. Faro Cathedral and the Old Town 3. Discover the Ria Formosa by boat 4. The beaches of Faro 5. Enjoy local cuisine 6. Visit the Museu Arqueologico 7. Also to be seen in and around Faro How do I get to Faro? Where to sleep in Faro?Visiting […]

Where and how to rent a scooter in Lisbon?

Where and how to rent a scooter in Lisbon?

Summary Tips for choosing your scooter Which scooter rental company in Lisbon?- English Connection- Alegria Ride- LX Rent- Lisbon Scooter- ScooteriaWant to rent a scooter to visit the Portuguese capital freely? The editorial staff tells you all about scooter rental […]

In which district to stay in Porto?

In which district to stay in Porto?

Summary Ribeira, the old town Boavista, the new town Miragaia, a romantic stopover Massarelos, bohemian getaway Aliados and Bolhão Vila Nova de GaiaWhere to stay in Porto? District by district, we tell you everything to help you find the best hotel to stay in […]

The 8 must-do things to do in Tavira

The 8 must-do things to do in Tavira

Summary 1. The old town 2. Tavira Castle 3. The Ponte da Roman and the Gilão 4. The municipal market 5. L'Igreja da Misericordia 6. Tavira Island 7. Praia do Barril and the Anchor Cemetery 8. To see and to do also in Tavira How to get to Tavira?- Private transfer- […]

Visit Saint George's Castle in Lisbon : tickets, rates, timetables

Visit Saint George's Castle in Lisbon : tickets, rates, timetables

Summary Château Saint-Georges in a few words Our advice for a good visit of the Château Saint-Georges- The best time to visit Château Saint-Georges- The duration of a visit- Catering- Some additional practical information What to do during your visit to the […]

Visit the Palacio de la Regaleira in Sintra: tickets, rates, timetables

Visit the Palacio de la Regaleira in Sintra: tickets, rates, timetables

Summary History of the Regaleira Palace in Sintra Our advice for a good visit to the Regaleira Palace in Sintra- Take a card- Rent an audioguide- Avoid weekends- Download the application- Provide a flashlight What to do during your visit to the Palacio de la […]

Get on the Santa Justa lift in the heart of Lisbon.

Get on the Santa Justa lift in the heart of Lisbon.

Located in the Baixa district in the centre of Lisbon, the Santa Justa lift is one of the must-see places to visit in the city. The Santa Justa Elevator, also known as Elevador do Carmo, is the only historical elevator in the city of Lisbon. Its unique character […]

The Dom-Luís Bridge in Porto

The Dom-Luís Bridge in Porto

The Ponte de Dom Luís I spans the Douro River in Porto This mythical bridge of Porto is on all the postcards of the region and you won't miss it during a stay in the second Portuguese city! If Porto is nicknamed "the city of bridges", the one we are talking about […]

Visit the Serralves Museum in Oporto: tickets, prices, timetables

Visit the Serralves Museum in Oporto: tickets, prices, timetables

Summary History of the Serralves Museum What to see and do at the Serralves Museum in Porto?- The Museum- The Foundation Park- La Casa da Serralves How to get to the Serralves Museum?- By bus- By car- By train Opening hours and prices of the Serralves Museum […]

Where to eat for less than 10€ in Lisbon?

Where to eat for less than 10€ in Lisbon?

Summary 1. Há Tapas no Mercado!!!! : homemade tapas to peck 2. Restaurante Mili: fresh fish for less than 10 €. 3. Estaminé Art Food Drink: a welcome like at home 4. Taberna Sal Grosso: tapas for the little hungry 5. Sucolento: to eat porcolento 6. Verde […]

Capela dos Ossos: the chapel of Evora made of thousands of human bones

Capela dos Ossos: the chapel of Evora made of thousands of human bones

This religious building was built from bone: skulls, femurs, tibias, humerus, clavicles and other body parts can be seen covering the walls . There are holy places and burials in all countries, but some are really out of the ordinary. We had already published […]

The 8 must-do things to do in Lagos

The 8 must-do things to do in Lagos

Summary 1. The old town 2. Fort da Ponta da Bandeira 3. The market 4. Centro Ciência Viva 5. Portuguese specialities 6. Boat trips 7. Paradise beaches 8. Nightlife How do I get to Lagos?- From France to Faro Where to stay in Lagos?Are you planning a trip to […]

The 10 best cocktail bars in Lisbon

The 10 best cocktail bars in Lisbon

Summary 1. Cinco lounge: one of the best cocktail bars in Lisbon 2. Double 9: tea-based cocktails 3. Red Frog: author cocktails in a secret atmosphere 4. Matiz-Pombalina: cocktails in a chic and quiet atmosphere 5. Gin Lovers Príncipe Real: for gin lovers 6. […]

Lisboa Card: notice, rate, duration & activities included

Lisboa Card: notice, rate, duration & activities included

Summary What is the Lisboa Card? The activities included in the Lisboa Card- Museums- Palaces- Religious buildings- Other places of interest Tariff and duration of the Lisboa Card Lisboa Card collection points Our opinion on the Lisboa CardHave you always wanted […]

Visit the Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon: tickets, fares, timetables

Visit the Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon: tickets, fares, timetables

Summary History of the Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon What to see and do at the Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon?- The entrance- The cloister- The Church of Santa Maria (Santa Maria)- Archaeological Museum- Navy Museum How to get to the Hieronymites […]

Maps and detailed plans of Lisbon

Maps and detailed plans of Lisbon

Summary Detailed map of Lisbon Detailed map of the historic centre of Lisbon Map of places of interest in Lisbon Map of the Lisbon metro lines Lisbon Transport Lines Plan Plan of the commuter train lines Lisbon Neighbourhood PlanAre you going to visit Lisbon? To […]

How to get from Lisbon to Porto?

How to get from Lisbon to Porto?

To visit Portugal, one city is a must: Porto. Here is our guide to the different ways to get to Porto from Lisbon! You have visited Lisbon and are wondering how to get to Porto from Lisbon? Portugal's second largest city - Porto - is located 310 kilometres north […]

Lisbon by bike: bike rentals, visits, bike paths...

Lisbon by bike: bike rentals, visits, bike paths...

Contents The most popular: The banks of the Tagus River The most wooded: Monsanto Park The most relaxing: Cascais to Guincho Beach Most typical: From Costa da Caparica to Fonte de Telha Where to rent a bike in Lisbon?- BiCas bikes- Rcicla- Bike Iberia- Belem Bike […]

Cheap parking close to Porto airport: prices, booking

Cheap parking close to Porto airport: prices, booking

Summary Book cheap parking at Oporto airport Cheap but secure parking 24/7 Where is this cheaper car park at Oporto airport? Official Porto airport car park: rates, drop-off and map Hotel car parks located near Oporto airportDo you need cheap parking near Porto […]

Street art in Lisbon: visits and ideas for itineraries

Street art in Lisbon: visits and ideas for itineraries

Summary Street Art in Lisbon in a few words Mouraria and Graça Alcantara Bairro Alto The Amoreiras Wall of Fame The south bank of the Almada Marvila Quinta do MochoOn a trip to Portugal? Then don't miss out on discovering street art in Lisbon, a must during […]

Car hire in Porto: advice, rates, itineraries

Car hire in Porto: advice, rates, itineraries

Summary Where to rent a car in Porto?- At the airport- In the centre of Porto Itineraries in Porto by car: some road trip ideas- Itinerary from 2 to 4 days in Porto- Itinerary of 7 days in Porto- Itinerary for two weeks and more in Porto How to compare and book […]

The 10 best restaurants in Lisbon

The 10 best restaurants in Lisbon

Summary 1. A Taberna Da Rua Das flores: the good Portuguese canteen 2. Time Out Market: Lisbon's trendiest market 3. In Cevicheria: Peruvian octopus in the spotlight 4. Floresta Das Escadinhas: for grilled sardines 5. Alma: one of the best restaurants in Lisbon […]

Guide to the Chiado district in Lisbon

Guide to the Chiado district in Lisbon

Summary The Chiado district in a few words What to see and what to do in the Chiado district of Lisbon?- The National Theatre of São Carlos- Coffee in Brasileira- The National Museum of Contemporary Art of Chiado- The Carmelite Church- Luís de Camões Square- […]

Top 10 bars to go to in Lisbon

Top 10 bars to go to in Lisbon

Summary 1. Pensão Amor: a burlesque experience! 2. Pub Português: friendliness and perfect service 3. The old pharmacy: for wine lovers! 4. Paginas Tantas: jazzy atmosphere in the Bairro Alto 5. Pavilhão Chinês: an unusual bar-museum 6. Park Bar: rooftop […]

The 12 best surf spots in Portugal

The 12 best surf spots in Portugal

Summary 1. Barge 2. Ericeira 3. Nazaré 4. Praia do Guincho 5. Arrifana 6. Praia de Carcavelos 7. Sagres 8. Praia do Amado 9. Praia da Falesia 10. Paúl do Mar 11. Espinho 12. Figueira da FozYou're a snowboarder, aren't you? From Lisbon, through Faro or the Algarve, […]

In which district to stay in Coimbra?

In which district to stay in Coimbra?

A road-trip in Portugal, between Porto and Lisbon? Here are the districts where to sleep in Coimbra! Situated between Lisbon and Porto, Coimbra is a university city, traditional in central Portugal and has 143,396 inhabitants, for about 220,000 inhabitants in […]

The lost paradise of the Flower Island of the Azores in Portugal

The lost paradise of the Flower Island of the Azores in Portugal

Contents In the footsteps of Flower Island, Azores, Portugal What's behind Flower Island, Azores, Portugal? How to get there- How?- How? When?- At what cost? To sleep there To eat there To take in my backpack What I can discover in the regionFlores or Flower Island: […]

5 reasons to visit the Douro Valley in Porto

5 reasons to visit the Douro Valley in Porto

Discovery of the Porto wine region and guided tour of the Douro Valley The city of Oporto in Portugal is world famous thanks to its wine region and its famous wine, Port Wine (Vinho do Porto). A discovery of the vineyards and the tasting of this wine in the cellars […]

Visit the Château des Maures in Sintra : tickets, rates, timetables

Visit the Château des Maures in Sintra : tickets, rates, timetables

Summary History of Chateau des Maures Our advice for a good visit of the castle of the Moors- The best time to visit the castle of the Moors- The duration of the visit- Accessibility- Surroundings What to do during your visit to the Moorish castle?- The Castle's […]

Visit Fatima from Lisbon

Visit Fatima from Lisbon

Summary History(ies) of Fatima: Our Lady's apparitions, miracle of the sun and failed attack What to visit in Fatima?- The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima- Walk on the Way of the Cross in the direction of Aljustrel- To visit around Fatima: Óbidos, Nazaré and the […]

The 5 best vegan restaurants in Lisbon

The 5 best vegan restaurants in Lisbon

Summary 1. Jardim dos Sentidos 2. Jardim das Cerejas 3. PSI 4. Foodprintz 5. Ao 26 - Vegan Food ProjectAre you vegetarian or vegan or want to take a "vegetarian" break? We give you 5 addresses of vegan restaurants in Lisbon! Lisbon is an absolutely beautiful […]

25 Portuguese specialities to discover

25 Portuguese specialities to discover

Summary Tim-tim (Chin-Tchin) Como entrada (As an entry) O prato principal (The main dish)- Based on seafood products- Meat-based Finalmente, a sobremesa! (Finally, dessert!)Pastéis de nata, bacalhau à brás, francesinha... Here are the best Portuguese specialities […]

Guide to the Baixa district in Lisbon

Guide to the Baixa district in Lisbon

Summary La Baixa in a few words What to see and what to do in La Baixa?- Elevador de Santa Justa- Praça do Comercio and Arco da Rua Augusta- Praça do Rossio- Praça dos Restauradores Guided tours to do in La Baixa- Around street art- Food tour- Historical visit- […]

In which town to stay in Madeira?

In which town to stay in Madeira?

The Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, off the coast of Morocco? Here are the best cities to stay in Madeira! Situated in the Atlantic Ocean 600 km from the Moroccan coast and almost 1,000 km south-west of Lisbon, Madeira is famous for its mild climate all year […]

Airbnb Albufeira: the best Airbnb rentals in Albufeira

Airbnb Albufeira: the best Airbnb rentals in Albufeira

During your stay in the Algarve, would you like to discover the mythical Portuguese hospitality? Book an Airbnb in Albufeira now! Albufeira is the largest city on the Algarve coast in Portugal. Its 155 kilometre coastline is home to both seaside resorts, of […]

What budget to go to Lisbon?

What budget to go to Lisbon?

Expenditure to be foreseen in Lisbon The Portuguese capital is becoming more and more in tune with Europe in terms of price but still remains one of the most affordable tourist destinations on the old continent. In the high season, i.e. from Easter to October, […]

6 campsites to stay at near Lisbon

6 campsites to stay at near Lisbon

Summary Lisboa Camping & Bungalows Campsite Orbitur Costa de Caparica Camping Orbitur Guincho Campsite Forte do Cavalo Alcácer do Sal Municipal Campsite Camping GaleAre you going on holiday to the Portuguese capital? Get away from the hustle and bustle of […]

What neighborhood to stay in in Lagos?

What neighborhood to stay in in Lagos?

Are you planning a trip or an expatriation to the Algarve, Portugal? Here is our selection of areas to stay in Lagos! Located 35 kilometres from Cap de Sagres - the south-western finistère of Europe -, Lagos (derived from the Gallic name Lagobriga) is a seaside […]

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