Cristina Ramella Cristina Ramella was born and raised in the beautiful Italian city of Milan. She studied Industrial Design in Italy and decided to specialize in Fine Jewelry and Methalsmith in New York. She loves to travel and so she had lived in various places in the world, such as Sydney, . . .
Colares Colares is a parish of Sintra, located approximately 40 minutes northeast of Lisbon. The route from Sintra is just mesmerizing, with the mountain and the vineyards serving as background. Spare enough time to make regular stops, you will want to, trust me. On the left side of the road, we . . .
Portuguese wines The wine has had a prominent role in almost all civilizations, with a certain aura of mysticism and symbology. It’s much more than the nectar extracted from the grape, it’s the “gift of the gods” extolled in the Christianity as the “blood of Christ.” It is believed that the vine . . .
Park and Palace of Pena A German once had a lovely dream. He wanted to build a legendary castle high on the mountain range of Sintra, which is a mystical place that is often revered and worshiped. Fortunately for us he realized his dream and created the scenic Park and Palace of Pena. In my . . .
The pastel de nata When someone thinks about Portugal, I’m of the opinion that the country is immediately associated with some things like fado, its tilery and wonderful food, among many other elements. The codfish dishes, sardines, the typical cozido, the alheira, the tomato and duck rice, the . . .
I went to find out more about the Roman age with an Oui Go Lisbon visit and I enjoyed very much what Andreia showed and explained. I traveled back in time and discovered the Roman ruins that are hidden in Lisbon. These are the ancient memories of the capital, which I invite you to know with this . . .
The tile The tile is a piece of ceramics used in Portugal as an ornamental and architectural element. It’s a trademark of Portuguese culture, a recurring presence for 500 years already. When we take a walk on Portuguese lands, we just have to enter a church or chapel or stroll through the villages . . .
Barquinha The municipality of Vila Nova da Barquinha is a bit more than an hour away from Lisbon (125 km). This region is bathed by the Tagus, the longest Portuguese river, one that starts in Spanish Extremadura and ends right next to Lisbon.Tagus This municipality’s origin has everything to . . .
Fado Fado is a deeply emotional musical style, stemming right from the singer’s soul. It is one of the most important Portugal symbols and recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. It’s Lisbon’s urban melody and something totally mandatory for someone who is visiting the city. I . . .
Carmo ruins Those who visit Lisbon have to mandatorily see the ruins of Carmo, since they are located in the city’s center. What is left of the Carmo Covent is located at the top of a hill (therefore having a prominent position), not far from Praça D. Pedro IV, better known as Rossio. If . . .