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Lisbon is the number one attraction for visitors to Portugal, ahead of Funchal, Porto, Albufiera, Portimao and Lagos.   The city has grown in popularity in recent years as recognition has grown of its reputation as a gourmet centre and trendy place to be.   The top five attractions in Lisbon   The GulbenkianMuseum is generally rated as the best museum in Lisbon. This relatively small museum houses a unique collection gathered by the oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian in the 1930/40's when it was rated as one of the best in Europe....

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Silver Coast surfers will be gathering to compete in the Moche Rip curl pro competition in the Portuguese resort of Peniche from the 9th to the 20th of October 2013.With big prize money at stake, $450,000 to be precise, you can be sure that this major event will be attracting the cream of surfing talent and plenty of support.Peniche is situated 100km to the north of Lisbon on the Atlantic coast of Portugal and it is here that you can see the second to last stage of the ASP World Championship. The peninsula is regarded as Europe's best and most...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Algarve villas with pools. The top 5 villas selected from our collection of 36 beautiful holiday properties in the south of Portugal, to help you make the right choice for your Portuguese vacation.The Algarve villa Velata sleeps 8 SPA813 is a fine example of what the Algarve is all about. It is a gorgeous five star property with spacious airy rooms, stylish comfortable furnishings and modern high quality fittings, all you could wish for. Set in a beautiful garden with lush lawns with a fourteen metre long swimming pool and it is just 2km from the...

Monday, August 19, 2013


Holiday events in Lisbon. A guide to the type of events on in Lisbon in the summer. Lisbon is a culinary centre and every April in Nations' park in the Portugal Pavillon the Lisbon Fish and Flavours festival is held. At the end of April tennis lovers can attend the Estadio National for the Estoril open. Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday in mid May at the Caloute Gulbenkian Foundation auditorium the Gulbenkian Orchestra plays its summer season. The Rock in Rio Lisbon Festival is on in June and attracts rock, blues, indie and soul banks from far and...

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Holiday events in Costa Verde 2013. A guide to what is on the Costa Verde, Portugal this summer.In April there is the colourful event of Holy week in Braga each year.The banks of the majestic river Douro is are the venue for the Festival de Sao Joao summer solstice event in June.The river Douro is the star attraction again for the spectacular Regata dos Rabelos event held each year in June with the support of the regions brands of Porto wine.The Subir sports event is also held in Porto each year in July between the Ribera and the Coessa steps.The...

Thursday, August 08, 2013


Holiday events in Algarve 2013. our guide to what is on in the Algarve this summer.The Loule Carnival is the major annual event of it's kind in the Algarve. The Carnation revolution commemorates the fall of the Portuguese dictatorship in Faro in April each year. Covering over one thousand kilometres the annual Portugal Rally is held in May in the Algarve each year.The Faro Municipal Theatre is the venue for the annual Portuguese Guitar Festival in  June.Faro is again at the centre of things for Portugal day in June. It is the annual...

Wednesday, August 07, 2013



Holiday events in Portugal 2013. Our guide to the social calendar of interesting events in Portugal this year.In February the annual boat show in Lisbon is a big attraction. Location is the International Exhibition centre.The annual Vodaphone Rally de Portugal attracts the world's top drivers at the end of March. It takes place in the Lisbon and Algarve areas.Portugal has a reputation for excellent food and produce. Each year in April the Peixe em Lisboa, or Fish and Flavours Gourmet festival you can see and taste first hand the latest...

Monday, July 15, 2013



Oceanarium in Lisbon is one of the worlds biggest aquariums and one of the principal attractions in Portugal.  Set by the river in the Parque das Nacoes which was the site of the Expo 1998, the architecture of the building, which is accessed by a bridge, is quite spectacular in itself.  It is the ingenious design of the aquariums which make the Oceanario di Lisboa so special, allowing the viewing of as many as 25,000 fish, mammels and birds in different ocean ecosystems. There are modern interactive displays and lots of educational...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Lisbon Jazz in August concerts start next week, presented by the Calouste Gulbekian Foundation.In all there will be six concerts, three of which take place in the Teatro do Bairro, the other three will be held outdoors in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation amphitheatre. The event starts on the 3rd of August and runs through to the 12th.This year performances kick off with the Sunny Murray Trio, followed by Led Bib with Ingebrigt Haker Flaten Chicago Sextet rounding of proceedings.For more information on Jazz em Agosto see musica.gulbenkian.pt/jazz/We...

Saturday, July 28, 2012


The festival of Viana do Castelo is an animated event held in the Costa Verde region of Portugal, on the Atlantic coast.The focus of the Vianna do Castelo festival is the religious procession Nossa Senhora d’Agonia which takes place in August. The streets are adorned with flowers and traditional costumes on display in abundance.The historic city of Viana do Castelo lives and breaths the past, there is so much in the way of old mansions and monuments complemented by the locals deep appreciation and continuation of the folklore of Minho.We have a...

Thursday, July 19, 2012


The capital of culture for Europe 2012 is Guimaraes in Portugal.If you are taking a holiday in Portugal in the Costa Verde region then you should go and visit Guimaraes which is officially Europe’s culture centre this year.Not only are there annual festivities in Guimaraes every August but this year with the nomination of this historic city as a centre of culture for Europe there will be more on offer.There will be host of activities and exhibitions encompassing everything from fine arts to cinema, street art and dance, the whole spectrum. So you...

Wednesday, July 04, 2012



Festival Med 2012 in Loule, the Algarve, Portugal is on again during the 28th, 29th and 30th of June.The artists performing at this popular event this year include A Caruma, A Jigsaw, Boubacar Traore, Cheick Lo, Clube Conguito, IRick Deejay, Jamaican Legends 2012, Noberto Lobo and Paus.There are three stages, Stage Castello, Stage Matriz and Stage Cerca. For more information on tickets and prices use the website festivalmed.com.ptJune is a beautiful month for a villa holiday in the Algarve and a day or two at the festival Med can really make the holiday...

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


Oeiras is a Lisbon attraction with a variety of cultural and leisure interests.Located just to the west of Lisbon centre, along the coast Oeiras is good place to take the children as there is a nice beach as well as a superb open air swimming pool (Piscina Oceanica) and the fascinating Aquario Vasco da Gama (an aquarium).Guarded by the impressive Sao Julao da Barra and Sao Bruno forts Oeiras also boasts the Palacio do Marques de Pombal, an eighteenth century mansion house which was once the residence of the Marques de Pombal who was King Jose’s...

Friday, May 04, 2012


The Douro valley is a Costa Verde attraction which draws many tourists who enjoy discovering the beautiful wine areas.There is no doubt the Douro valley is certainly one of the most spectacular wine areas you will ever come across. The high steep sides of the valley are cultivated in terraces which wind like contours around the hillsides to form very pretty, verdant ribbons.The river Duoro is big and tranquil having been tamed by a series of dams, so it now offers a picture of serenity to compliment the vineyards. Tourist enjoy visiting the area by car,...

Monday, April 02, 2012



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