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December

29.2020

New Year traditions in Portugal


The traditions to welcome the new year are quite different depending on the family, country, religion or culture concerned. However, the objective is practically always the same: to express wishes for the following year and to leave in the previous year everything that remained unsolved. The celebrations are different, but always lively and accompanied by toasts. Let's look at some of the Portuguese traditions for the New Year, which this year will have to be fulfilled with restrictions, but always with the hope of a better and more prosperous year. 1 - Eat twelve ra...

December

18.2020

10 Typical Christmas Dishes in Portugal


Traditionally, Portuguese families gather on December 24, and traditional dishes from each region are served at the dinner table. Due to its Christian heritage, it is also traditional to set up the nativity scene, either on the streets or in people's homes near the Christmas tree, as well as going to Missa do Galo (traditionally celebrated at 00:00 on December 25). But one of the most important traditions of the festivities is the cuisine so typical, the dishes of cod, roasted turkey or octopus. For dessert, you cannot miss the “Bolo Rei” filled with candied fruits or d...

December

11.2020

European Tourism Awards


Portugal, the best in Europe

Portugal has 7 regions, which in itself indicates that it has a lot to visit and know, but there are more reasons that justify it being a good choice and being on the list of trips to make in life. The excellence of the destination and the people of Portugal h...

May

26.2020

Discover the Azores: Corvo Island


Corvo Island, considered by Unesco as a World Biosphere Reserve, forms, together with the island of Flores, the Western Group of the Azores archipelago. Of volcanic origin, Corvo is the smallest of the nine islands, with an area of ​​only 17.1 km2. 1. Lagoa do Caldeirão is the island's biggest attraction, the extinct volcano, in the north of the island, left the impressive caldera as a souvenir. 2. Discover Vila do Corvo, the only village on the island and where everything happens, it is a picturesque and unusual village characterized by black stone facades, with...

May

19.2020

Discover the Azores: Graciosa Island


The Island of Graciosa, classified by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, is the northernmost of the five that make up the central group of the Azores archipelago.   1. Discover Caldeira and Furna de Sulfur, the island's biggest attraction. A fascinating lava cave and its main feature is its perfect vaulted ceiling that covers it, formed by lava prisms. 2. Delight yourself with the Queijadas da Graciosa, a regional sweet from the Graciosa Island - Azores, made with local products and rooted in the most genuine tradition of the Azorean sweets. 3. Praia do Ba...

May

12.2020

Discover the Azores: Flores Island


Integrated in the world network of Uniose Biosphere Reserves, the island of Flores, the most western territory of the Azores and Europe, has landscapes that are true paradises. Considered by many to be the most beautiful island of the 9 and the paradise on earth. 1. Poço da Ribeira do Ferreiro, also known as Poço da Alagoinha and considered by many to be the best hidden secret in the Atlantic, is a waterfall resulting from the junction of several waterfalls. 2. Rocha dos Bordões is a geological formation formed by large basalt columns, an ex-libris of the island's...

May

05.2020

Discover the Azores: Santa Maria Island


The island of Santa Maria is in the Eastern Group of the Azores archipelago, along with São Miguel. The green fields, traditional culture, the chimneys of the whitewashed houses, the dark ochre of the earth, the golden beaches and the turquoise waters make Santa Maria different from the archipelago’s other islands. 1. Vila do Porto has the largest population on the island and keeps traces of the beginning of community in some houses with ogival doors and windows with Manueline features. 2. Pico Alto, the highest point on the island at 590 meters above sea level, has a...

April

28.2020

Discover the Azores: Terceira Island


As its name implies, this was the third island of the archipelago to be discovered, although at first it was called the Island of Jesus Cristo. It began to be populated in the 15th century, and has developed steadily since then, largely due to its geographical location. 1. Discover the main city on the island, Angra do Heroísmo, considered a UNESCO world heritage site and a true architectural dream. 2. The Cruz do Canário viewpoint is another place worth visiting. From there it is possible to see the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and see the islets of goats. 3. Port...
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