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R. Conde Dom Henrique 3, 4800 Guimarães, Portugal
Guimaraes is called the cradle of Portugal. It is said that the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques was born in the city on 1109. The historical city is every important to the country and has been a UNESCO World HeritageSite since 2001. In...
Rua Nossa Senhora da Penha - Parque S. Cristóvão, 4810-000 Guimarães, Portugal
The Penha Sanctuary overlooks Guimarães, and is easily accessed by road or cable car. Dan José, a traditional restaurant, is up there, too. Granite steps and cobble-stoned walkways make it easy to visit a hermit's grotto and take in the view...
R. de António Graça 31, 4490-471 Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
"You are very lucky," the fellow at the beachside kiosk told us, pointing the way to Restaurante Barca. "Américo cooks the best fish in Póvoa de Varzim!" A few minutes later, we began to know what he was smiling about. For eleven years, the...
4990-600 Facha, Portugal
The only sound to reach our room at Casa das Torres is the early-evening braying of a donkey, and the rustle of wind in trees outside our door. Our companions: complete quiet and a stunning sunset framed by mountains separating Ponte de Lima from...
4940-132 Cossourado, Portugal
I was only ever intending to do a 1-day walk on the Portuguese pilgrim route. All I wanted was a pretty hike to explore the countryside around Ponte da Lima. The walk was perfect, despite the warnings that it was the hardest section of the route....
Fisterra, A Coruña, Spain
The end of The Way, where pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago come to burn their boots and dive into the sea - I think. We didn't see either, nor did we partake in said events, but it sounds like the sort of thing that would be fun if you arrived...
R. Dr. Pereira Caldas 189, 4815 Vizela, Portugal
Widely acclaimed by its array of mini dishes called Petiscos, Restaurant Rainha, has become a synonym of traditional northern portuguese cuisine in the little, but very pictorest town of Vizela. They say that there is no hospitality like the one...
R. João Mendonça 20, 3800-200 Aveiro, Portugal
Twinned with Newark, New Jersey, this town not too far south of Porto looks absolutely nothing like Newark, so don't be afraid to go for a visit dont' worry about fearing for your life if you stray down the wrong streets (but I do love Newark...
Lugar de Taboeira, 3804-508 Aveiro, Portugal
The Municipal Stadium, which is the home of Beira-Mar of the Portuguese top division, has to be a top contender for most colorful stadium anywhere. It was built for the 2004 Euros, which are the European championships, and opened the year before....
Rua Santa Catarina 112, 4000-442 Porto, Portugal
The Rua Santa Caterina is the most important shopping street in Oporto. It is a pedestrian street which is closed to traffic. Along the Rua Caterina you will find the Mercado Bolhao which is a lively market with many shops to delight the market...
Praça Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
Might be one of the most beautiful train stations in the World, Sao Bento Railway Station was opened to the public in 1916 and is well known for its walls covered with 20,000 splendid azulejo ceramic tiles which describe the History of Portugal....
Sitìo do Promontório, Largo do Elevador, 2450-065 Nazaré, Portugal
From the charming fishing village of Nazare, in western Portugal, you can either take a tram or go on a short hike up the cliff, to the sitio. There you will have an amazing view of the ocean, beach and town below.
3004-531 Coimbra, Portugal
About 83 km north of Fatima (203 km north of Lisbon), you'll find Coimbra University - one of Europe's first universities. History states that Coimbra University was founded in1290 . It was first situated in Lisbon, then Coimbra several times...
R. Padre António Vieira 90, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal
Mike and I stumbled across Casa das Caldeiras, a unique, stylish café bar in Coimbra last weekend and have already revisited it. As soon as we opened the door, we were impressed. Cleaned up and cleverly lit, the original Babcock and Wilcox boilers...
Largo de São Carlos 10, 1200-410 Lisboa, Portugal
Without question the best restaurant in Lisbon, and probably in the whole of Portugal, Belcanto serves elaborated contemporary Portuguese cuisine. You should save it for your last night in town as you’ll want to remember this experience for a very...
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