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 . . .
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 . . .
Lisbon of discoveries Approximately 11 km from the center of Lisbon, we find Belém, a riverside area. It is a bit outside the capital, yet it is unforgettable, since it provides some of the most important attractions of the city. In my view, the best thing to do is to devote an entire day to Belém, . . .
The Lx Factory Sunday I decided to go for an afternoon walk at Lx Factory. This is a space of the Portuguese capital, renewed a couple of years ago, and is quite close to the river, in Alcântara. This area is already a bit far from the Lisbon’s downtown, but several bus lines and trains can take us . . .