Sleeping with history Lisbon has become the fashionable city everyone wants to be part of. Counting over 2,000 years of history, in the last decade,..
Eclectic romanticism In his poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, about a disillusioned young man’s European wanderings, English Romantic poet Lord Byron referred to Sintra as “glorious..
A breed apart Powerful, intelligent and of a willing nature, the Lusitanos are an iconic Portuguese breed. Initially bred for war, bullfighting and dressage, today..
Optical illusions For as long as anyone can remember, the achingly beautiful city of Porto has been associated with the production and ageing of Port..
Little Alentejo gems: Hidden in the heart of Alentejo, behind whitewashed façades of ancient noble homes, we discovered three boutique hotels for the perfect country..
A country to really live in With the exception of a few golfing enthusiasts and intrepid travellers, up until a few decades ago most foreigners..
The ultimate lakeside retreat Portuguese chef José Avillez is renowned for his gastronomic empire, spanning from Lisbon to Porto and all the way to the..
Soaring emotions Getting to see the caves of Benagil, the Sagres Fortress, or the Vicentine Coast from an altitude of 1,000 feet (around 300 metres),..
Based in Olhão, Boat for a Day takes nature and beach lovers on tailored tours along Ria Formosa The Ria Formosa, with its rich fauna..
A journey through Portugal’s Northern Trails The development throughout Europe of railways in the second half of the 19th century made it possible to escape..
Making a difference: contemporary luxury hotel in Porto provides guests with the opportunity to delve into the wine world, an important part of the region’s..
Essential spoke with garden designer Noel Kingsbury and Screen Studies lecturer Jo Eliot about their new life Not everyone is fortunate enough to immigrate by..
The spirit of Greek hospitality The Greeks have a special word for hospitality: Xenia. It means “guest-friendship”. It is an ancient concept of hospitality, the..