Tom Fakler’s Portugal
Collected by Tom Fakler
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...
Quinta Sao Giao Sao Giao Mor Conegos, Moreira De Cónegos, Braga, 4815 Moreira de Cónegos, Portugal
It was not a great beginning: our GPS took us to a locked gate, then to an unmarked building across the road. Only the sparkle of chandeliers through an upper-story window alerted us that we had arrived at our destination: Restaurant São Gião. We...
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...
Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
Homemakers across Portugal prepare for the Christmas season by making yummy holiday cakes called "rabanadas poveiras". At home, the cake is often made as a loaf. The recipe for these festive cakes is a simple one: leftover bread, soaked in milk...
"Please be at home," says Luis Magalhães, General Manager of Solplay Hotel de Apartamentos, welcoming us to Linda-a Velha, a suburb of Lisbon not far from the Tower of Belem. Arriving at Solplay after a long drive, my husband and I were delighted...
R. Costa Pinto 17, 2770-046 Paço de Arcos, Portugal
Casa da Dízima, a seaside restaurant in the village of Paço d’Arco, is named after a medieval harbor tax levied in tribute to the king, and occupies an atmospheric building true to its original XV century design. The food is typical Portuguese,...
R. Roberto Ivens 826, 4450-250 Matosinhos, Portugal
O Gaveto, on the outskirts of Porto, has been thrilling seafood lovers for more than thirty years, and it took just one dinner there to see why. Everything on the menu is fresh and authentic. For starters, you cannot go wrong with the very popular...
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