Portugal

  • 1 Fall in love with Lisbon: Everything Portugal's star city has to offer…
    Lisbon's overwhelming charm lies in its customs and rich history. Recognised for its unique Fado music tradition and delectable taste in Portuguese pastry, the spectacular hilltop vistas and seaside...

  • 2 Porto, a haven for wine lovers
    Located in the historic city of Porto, The Yeatman Hotel & Wine Spa takes prime position as it overlooks the River Douro, providing the idyllic holiday setting by day and by night. Porto, the city...

  • 3 Take a gastronomic tour of Lisbon


    They say that the Portuguese have 365 recipes for cod, one for each day the year. But Leonal Pereira, chef at the exclusive restaurant Panorama in Lisbon, claims to have created recipe number 366, accompanying...

  • 4 Houses to take your breath away
    The German publishing house Taschen specialise in lavish, but affordable original editions with exceptional photos on a range of topics particularly design, architecture and lifestyle. This time, with...

  • 5 Last minute Easter escapes
    Leipzig: music, music, music! This year, the three divisions of Leipzig's oldest cultural institution, the Thomana, celebrate their 800th anniversary with a stunning programme of concerts and events....

  • 6 A family festival for chocoholics
    If you're a chocoholic, why not join the 200,000 fans of the sweet delight who are expected to converge on the small Portuguese town of Obidos this month for the International Chocolate Festival? This...

  • 7 The 'Portuguese Riviera'
    Near the mouth of the Tagus, the coastal road known as the Estrada Marginal tacks back and forth across the train tracks, zigzagging between pine forest and flower-filled fields from Lisbon to Estoril...

  • 8 Award-winning golf in the Algarve
    This is the first year that the magazine has held the awards and 32% of the 3,276 votes by readers in the category for 'best value golf destination' went to the Algarve. The area also featured in other...

  • 9 Travel highlights for 2012
    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to miss the fact that in 2012 Britain – and more...

  • 10 'Fado', the music of Lisbon
    The music of a country is one of the keys to its culture; Argentina has the tango, Spain has flamenco, and Portugal has fado. It's a musical form that draws on many different historical and cultural elements,...

  • 11 Europe's spectacular natural heritage
    Dramatic mountains – the vast Durmitor massif in the eponymous national park in northwestern Montenegro, the volcanic mass of Mount Teide, and the dramatic Dolomites in the Italian Alps where green...

  • 12 Columbus sails into Madeira
    Columbus has close links with the archipelago of Madeira and, in particular, with the island of Porto Santo. Not only was this the land where he was a sugar trader, but more importantly, he married the...

  • 13 Following a – Michelin - star
    The six-stop tour, which will demonstrate the excellence of Portuguese cuisine, started in April at Il Gallo d'Oro, the exclusive gourmet restaurant of the Cliff Bay Hotel, Funchal on the island of Madeira....

  • 14 Easter in Portugal
    During Holy Week, thousands of pilgrims travel to Braga, in the northwest, home of the Portuguese Archbishopric. The town celebrates with a series of nocturnal processions, including the Maundy Thursday...

  • 15 Carnival around the world
    There's no doubt the Venice carnival is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Whether you're actually lucky enough to wear one of the vintage costumes and enigmatic masks of what is one of the most traditional of...

  • 16 Martinhal, a retreat in the Algarve
    The sunshine, the beaches, the scenery... everything seems to have been arranged to ensure that a getaway at this five-star retreat in the Portuguese Algarve brims with peace and relaxation –...

  • 17 The Oitavos Hotel: sleek modernity on Portugal's Estoril Coast
    The Oitavos is a fine addition to the accommodation options along the Estoril coast – the stretch of sandy beaches west of Lisbon known as the Portuguese Riviera. Surrounded by pine trees, overlooking...

  • 18 Cascais: a date with the women Picasso loved
    Beauty, sensuality, sexuality and mystery are the keys that define the temporary exhibition of prints by Pablo Picasso that can be seen at the 'Centro Cultural' in the pretty coastal city of Cascais, Portugal...

  • 19 The Azores... in the shadow of the volcano
    Roughly halfway between Europe and America, the nine small islands that make up the Azores have emerged from the waters of the Atlantic as a result of volcanic eruptions over the centuries. The last activity,...

  • 20 Sailing in the Algarve
    In the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, surf's up on many of the beaches, golf greens overlook the sea, the climate is mild and the beaches quiet. That all sounds pretty good in itself, but...



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