This region of Portugal has much to show from Aljezur to Vila Real de Santo António. With a very pleasant climate, mild winters and hot dry summers, the Algarve reaches about 3300 hours of sunshine. It is among the most sunny places in Europe. Then we have its beautiful beaches of crystal clear water, some well known internationally, others not so much, but that are a paradise hidden from the masses. The magnificent nature with the various parks and nature reserves, green plains and mountains to explore, providing the contact with the environment. Picturesque towns with a cultural richness with numerous historical points that tell us the history of the past of the Algarve region. In addition, the Algarve has numerous activities for all ages, from water parks, shore excursions and boat trips to nature, horseback riding, surfing, dolphin watching, zoos, excellent golf courses, spa and wellness treatments , shopping malls, museums, the discovery of national heritage, wine and gastronomy! As we know that just reading, seeing and listening about a place is not the same as visiting and experiencing it, so here are some suggestions for when you are in the Algarve, as well as some of the properties that we have in the same areas. We guarantee that you will want to stay here! Algarve - The reasons to stay! Aljezur Vila do Bispo Lagos Monchique Portimão Lagoa Silves Albufeira Loulé Faro São Brás de Alportel Olhão Tavira Alcoutim Castro Marim Vila Real de St. António
Among the places that make the Alentejo synonymous with history and tradition, is Castelo de Vide, known as the "Sintra of Alentejo". Begin your journey through time, with time. Explore its architecture, enjoy the 19th century solar and the gardens, portals, Gothic churches and the Jewish quarter. Not far away, be sure to visit the Museum of the tapestry of Portalegre, dedicated to its founder, the industrialist Guy Fino, which includes in its collection works by artists such as Almada Negreiros, Maria Keil, Júlio Pomar and Vieira da Silva. Venture into the Tagus Riverside path, walk by the wooden walkway along the River, between the river beach of Alamal and ponte de Belver, with the Castle as a backdrop. Enjoy the gastronomy of Portalegre, especially their sausages. And if you're adept at fishing, drop by the Ponte de Sor, the Albufeira do Maranhão, or Montargil. If you prefer the hunt sure to pass in Sousel. Come down and stop in Elvas to eat a sericaia. Next door, in Estremoz, city of Baroque, starts the Marble Route. From here, palaces and churches, mansions and modest houses and taverns and sidewalks are of marble. Continue later through Borba, also on the route of the marble, and don't forget that this is also the land of good wine, obligatory crossing site on the route of the Alentejo Wines. In Vila Viçosa, notice the marble work on the façades of the churches and of course, in the sumptuous Paço Ducal, in the Convento dos Agostinhos and the Convento das Chagas. Still on the Marble Route pass by Alandroal, visit the fortress of Terena and the castle of Juromenha. Not far, Arraiolos carpets for handicraft lovers or the environmental Path of Cabrela and Monfurado in Montemor-o-Novo, which for nature lovers are good suggestions. Inevitable stop in Évora, a city of many stories, with plenty to see. In Redondo taste the fabulous wines and continue for Granja/Amareleja, Moura, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Vidigueira,, towns that are also part of the wine route. Follow the Fresco route by Viana do Alentejo, Alvito, Cuba. A trip from the 15th century to the 19th century, through the painted murals in chapels, hermitages and churches. Take a detour to Beja and meet the "Queen of the Plain" and their amazing heritage. Here, discover the choir groups traditional from Alentejo and their fashions singing about melancholy, loneliness, love and work in the fields.
Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty. There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon that visitors have access to a wide array of different experiences. As we walk through Lisbon - whose history spans back thousands of years – we find streets filled with heritage monuments, and characteristic neighbourhoods where the city first developed and can still be experienced at its most genuine level. Visit Lisbon of the River Tagus, whose riverfront is dedicated to leisure activities and links the monumental zone of Belém with the modern area of the Parque das Nações Have fun in Lisbon, where nightlife continues till dawn. Practise sport in Lisbon - with excellent golf courses and beaches close at hand. Experience calmer moments in Lisbon in the city’s parks, gardens, belvederes, cafés and esplanades. Or simply enjoy the pure pleasure of being in Lisbon, through its gastronomy, luxury hotels, spas andshopping centres Lisbon. A personal experience. Cascais The former fishing village gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Nowadays, it is a popular vacation spot for both Portuguese and foreign tourists. It is located on the Estoril Coast (also known as the Portuguese Riviera), in the Greater Lisbon subregion. It has an airport for general aviation serving the Lisbon Region in Tires (S. Domingos de Rana), the Cascais Aerodrome, that also offers domestic scheduled flights by Aero VIP. Sintra Sintra is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although its heritage in buildings and nature is the most visible face of the historic individuality of Sintra, a whole literary heritage has made the area a legendary reference in Portuguese culture. It has become a major tourist centre, visited by many day-trippers who travel from the centre and suburbs of the capital Lisbon. In addition to theSintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, the parishes of the town of Sintra are dotted with royal retreats, estates, castles and other buildings, including the mediaeval Castelo dos Mouros, the Pena National Palace and the Sintra National Palace. Setúbal Peninsula The city of Setúbal is about 32 km Southwest of Lisbon, in the northern bank of the Sado river estuary, havng Serra da Arrábida as its neighbour from the West. In the Peninsula of Setúbal there is a great quantity of cultural events happening throughout the year: Festival de Almada (Theatre festival that also occurs in the centre of Lisbon); the Super Bock Super Rock that has place near Praia do Meco, in Sesimbra; Festa do Avante at Quinta da Atalaia, Amora; and Seixal Jazz!
Coimbra One of Europe’s most ancient university cities, has plenty to offer: century-old University of Coimbra, Joanine Library, the magnificent Botanical Garden, Santa Cruz Monastery and on the other bank of Mondego river Santa-Clara-a-Velha Monastery and the breathtaking Garden of Quinta das Lágrimas. If you’re travelling with your family, you must enter the fascinating world of Portugal dos Pequenitos (theme park for kids). But Coimbra isn’t only about tradition. It is a modern city with exciting icons such as Mondego Green Park, Pedro & Inês pedestrian bridge and several cool shops! In Coimbra you will find a wide range of high quality hotels. In the surroundings of Coimbra, you must see Conímbriga Roman ruins, the beaches of Figueira da Foz, Casino Figueira and the imposing Montemor-o-Velho castle. Aveiro There are several ways to discover Aveiro: on board of a typical “moliceiro” boat along the Ria waters, by BUGA (Aveiro free bikes) or simply on foot through the paths of Art Nouveau or of Contemporary Architecture – Aveiro University. Delight yourself with the famous sweet eggs, do alternative shopping at the Mercado Negro and end the day at the square Praça do Peixe, where you will find several restaurants and bars.In Aveiro there are plenty high quality hotels, ideally located. In the surrounding area of Aveiro, let yourself go in the Nature Reserve Dunas de S. Jacinto, in the Barra and Costa Nova beaches with its enchanting striped colourful houses and visit award-winning Ílhavo Maritime Museum. Serra da Estrela Serra da Estrela is Portugal’s highest peak, 1993 m high. Here you will find country’s only skiing and snowboarding station, Vodafone skiing station. In Serra da Estrela you have a multiplicity of landscapes, such as Serra da Estrela Nature Park and the glacial valleys of Zêzere, Loriga and Unhais da Serra. You can’t miss the Brea Museum in Seia or Belmonte Jewish Museum, two of Portugal’s most visited museums. Viseu Your visit starts at Rossio square and from there follow the historical streets leading to the magnificent Cathedral square that embraces Misericórdia Church and must-see Grão Vasco Museum! The visit continues to Cava do Viriato, the greatest Lusitanian hero of all times. Viseu is a region of Dão wine and a rich gastronomy steadily dominated by the creativity of a new generation of chefs.
Porto is a charming town, situated on the slopes of the Douro River close to its mouth. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its beautiful monuments and historic buildings, such as the impressive Cathedral or clerigos Tower, the harbour is the second largest city of Portugal and boasts superb views of the world famous port wine cellars, on the opposite bank of the River in Vila Nova de Gaia. Though largely industrialized, Porto offers a harmonious synthesis of ancient and contemporary attractions. Porto district is a dynamic Centre for Commerce and Industry, full of beautiful villages and prosperous cities. Along the coast, you can take a break in the seaside town of Espinho, enjoy tasty fish in Matosinhos or spend some relaxing moments at the Casino of Póvoa. For the interior, stands the beautiful town of Amarante, known for delicious pastries, where you can take a walk along the banks of the Tâmega River between beautiful 17th century solar.Cellars of Port Wine Port wine is a fortified wine produced exclusively in the demarcated Douro region and aged in the cellars, which is distinguished by the diversity of types, and the richness and intensity of its aroma and flavour.Flavours of Porto.Try them, but let your imagination, because Porto exceeded the boundaries of typical and traditional to receive the best of international cuisine.Portugal Fashion PortoFeatured fashion from Porto to the world. A selection of renowned designers and a distinctive and recognized commercial offer. Minho The Minho region has unique characteristics, associated with a natural landscape of great beauty and biodiversity. Marked by an intense green of the fields and vineyards, the beautiful landscape of the Minho's allies itself with the contagious joy of the festivities and processions and the unparalleled hospitality of its people. Braga offers unique culture and leisure opportunities in the country, with its nightlife, cinemas, theatre, exhibitions, museums and art galleries.Is a city full of culture and traditions, where history and religion live side by side with the technological industry and University life. Braga is the oldest Portuguese cities and one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. Situated in the North of Portugal, more properly in the Vale do Cávado, Braga has approximately 174 000 inhabitants, being the center of the greater metropolitan area of Minho (GAM), with about 800 thousand inhabitants. Vila Real Vila Real is a small but lively town in the northeast of Portugal. This city is the ideal starting point for exploring the Douro Valley and follow the famous port wine Route. This rises on wine properties in the South of the city, cultivated in terraces on the steep banks of the river. The early fall is the best time to visit this site, since many owners of the farms welcome visitors and you can observe workers picking the grapes Bragança Bragança is the capital of the region of Trás-os-Montes, in the northeast of Portugal. Little exploited by tourism, this remote and mountainous region offers unique scenery, historic villages, natural landscapes and a rich gastronomy. Bragança is situated on the edge of the Montesinho Natural Park – one of the wildest forest areas in Europe with an enormous diversity of flora and fauna. Carnival celebrations in Trás-os-Montes are vibrant and full of tradition. The festivities extend during the days preceding Ash Wednesday, and include flashy costumes, lively parades and traditional music, attracting visitors from all over the world. Viana do Castelo Viana do Castelo has a thriving fishing port, renowned for its advanced architecture with manueline and Renaissance influences and an innovative contemporary design. At the foot of the Hill of Santa Luzia, the narrow cobbled streets are lined by beautiful palaces and mansions built over centuries. The beautiful praia do Cabedelo stretches along the Lima estuary.
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