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Architecture Lovers: Enjoy Open House Porto this Weekend!

Of any city in the world, Porto is by far one of the most dynamic, textured and architecturally rich. It’s a city of layers, where each and every chipped tile, salt covered glass, graffiti lined wall and aged stone shares a story, a story spanning 2000+ years of existence. Walk any […]

Friday Feature Photo: Best Beaches in Europe

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: November 29, 2014 Location: Porto, Portugal About: With over 800km of coastline, Portugal boasts of some of the best beaches in the world! Just over half of the country’s border butts up to the Atlantic sea, making it a treasure trove of diverse beaches – from rocky […]

Where to find the Best Francesinha in Portugal

If you’ve ever been to Porto, you’re familiar with the ubiquitous Francesinha, the equivalent of a heart-attack on a plate. It’s signature is the protein carbohydrate medley of cured ham, linguiça, fresh sausage and steak, stacked between two fat slices of bread smothered in melted cheese and doused in a spicy, and oh […]

Portugal is for Lovers: Make It Your Romantic Getaway

Have you heard of Prince Pedro and Inês de Castro? I’m assuming no…but you should! They’re Portugal’s real life star-crossed lovers. The two lived a forbidden affair that ended in tragedy. The backdrop to this story was the royal palace of Quinta das Lagrimas, today a luxury hotel. A stone’s throw […]

Where to Find the Best Carnival Celebrations in Portugal

Carnival conjures images of brightly decorated floats, scantily clad dancing women, and a party that lasts for weeks on end, equivalent to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. Of any other celebration, Carnival is beloved in Europe! (photo by Rosino) But what is Carnival? Historically, during the six weeks of Lent, one was expected to be conservative in […]

In the News: Once Again, Portuguese Wine Makes an International Splash!

It feels like it happened overnight – the world woke up to Portugal’s prowess in the wine world. Around the globe, wine lovers are recognizing Portugal as more than Port wine to include a vast and variant palette of still wines that range from vibrant and elegant to rustic and robust. Beneath the groundswell […]

Interview with Nelson Carvalheiro: Award Winning Portuguese Travel Writer

Editor’s Note: Today we’re heading off the beaten path to introduce Nelson Carvalheiro, an award winning Portuguese travel and photo blogger who’s been garnering heaps of attention for his dynamic and passionate tales. We, however, are more interested in what causes saudades (homesickness) when he’s thousands of miles from home.  What instigated your desire to […]

Protect Yourself from Arctic Temperatures with Fortified Wine

My first experience with fortified wines consisted of a Ruby Port while looking at the Vila Nova de Gaia coastline in Porto. It was sublime! Actually, the experience was so memorable that upon my return to Madrid, I built an insatiable desire to explore fortified wines. It’s a world I new very little […]

Friday Feature Photo: Bolhão Market, Porto, Portugal

Photographer: Hugo Só Capture Date: July 3, 2014 Location: Bolhão Market, Porto, Portugal About: Located in the heart of the city, this noisy and exuberant market is a sight not to be missed. It’s found in an open-air two story building, wrapped in terraces, that sells everything from fresh fruit to household goods. Especially entertaining […]