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The best wine experiences in Portugal

August 25, 2020 8:49 am by Fernando Porta

The World of Wine museum has opened in Porto and Portugal has been added to the UK’s list of travel corridors – two good reasons to raise a glass to […]


The real Algarve: ‘A white-washed village adrift in the kissing sea’

June 29, 2020 3:00 pm by Fernando Porta

With talk of air bridges opening, the beaches, splendid seafood and ramshackle charms of Olhão will soon be within reach again. Know more here…


Vai nascer uma aldeia alentejana de luxo

March 9, 2020 11:58 am by Fernando Porta

Uma aldeia tipicamente alentejana, com casas azuis e brancas, a três quilómetros das praias da Comporta, por entre as dunas e os pinhais. Saber mais aqui…


The Caretos of Podence

March 2, 2020 12:03 pm by Fernando Porta

Dressed in traditional costume, revellers – known as Caretos – have been racing through the streets of the Portuguese village of Podence in a ceremony that was once banned. Know […]


Portugal considers subsidising UK tourists’ post-Brexit healthcare

February 19, 2020 11:37 am by Fernando Porta

Country looking at continuing cover offered by European health insurance card. Know more here…


Lisbon’s outdoor art gallery – in pictures

February 11, 2020 10:02 am by Fernando Porta

Street art has transformed Quinta do Mocho, an area once plagued by crime and unemployment. Know more here…


Minha casa é sua casa: The family who turned their Lisbon home into a hotel

January 24, 2020 9:50 am by Fernando Porta

In a 1900s building in Lisbon, António Costa Lopes and Filipa Fortunato have created an intimate hotel that feels like a family home – because it is one. Know more […]


The Portuguese stew cooked in the ground

December 4, 2019 9:40 am by Fernando Porta

On the misty Azores archipelago, locals dine on a totally unique dish: cozido das Furnas, a meat stew buried underground and cooked using natural heat. Know more here…


Catching big waves at Nazaré – in pictures

November 25, 2019 9:44 am by Fernando Porta

Nazaré in Portugal hosts one the two World Surfing League’s Big Wave surfing contests, with waves reaching up to 30 metres during winter. For anyone seeking heart-pounding action, Big Wave […]


Beautiful, Remote and So Instagrammable. Can the Azores Manage Popularity?

September 16, 2019 9:47 am by Fernando Porta

With views around every turn, the Portuguese archipelago is hot, and the 52 Places Traveler finds a place confronting its own success. Know more here…


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