Lonely Planet: Porto is best European 2013 destination

“Lonely Planet”  travel guides placed Porto and the Douro Valley in the top 10 European destinations for 2013. The city is considered a “vibrant capital of the arts”.  For Andy Murdock, author of… Continuar lendo

University of Coimbra is World Heritage Sight

The University of Coimbra (UC), Alta and Sofia were classified as World Heritage by UNESCO at the meeting that is taking place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The dean of UC, João Gabriel Silva,… Continuar lendo

Eco Hotel in Évora uses cork

The Ecorkhotel, with a striking cork façade opened its doors in the outskirts of Évora, a World Heritage Sight, in  the Alentejo.  The corktree, or “sobreiro”,  is abundant in the country, particularly in… Continuar lendo

Alentejo Wine & Olive Oil Festival

Until mid July “The Alentejo Wine & Olive Oil Festival 2013” will promote the natural produce of the Alentejo region throughout more than 200 outlets over all in Ireland. Anybody buying wine and… Continuar lendo

Portuguese Wines in the Irish Press

Both red and white Portuguese wines were featured in The Irish Sun (May, 26th) and The Examiner (June, 1st).  In the Irish Sun, the pick Prova Régia, Quinta do Mondego and Encruzado Branco. Prova Régia… Continuar lendo

Lisbon to welcome Volvo Ocean Race for two more editions

The Portuguese capital staged a groundbreaking stopover in 2011-12 and will be back on the route for the 12th edition in 2014-15 and again for the 13th in 2017-18, Volvo Ocean Race COO… Continuar lendo

Sagres Bay is in the TOP 10 Ocean Views

The National Geographic  features the TOP 10 Ocean Views in the world and Sagres Bay ranks the list’s 8th place. The list was published in the National Geographic book Secret Journeys of a Lifetime. “For a… Continuar lendo

Lisbon City Runners

If you are a fan of active tourism, next time you visit Portugal don’t forget to join the Lisbon City Runners, who are passionate about running and want to show the beautiful city of… Continuar lendo

Portuguese is the 5th most “spoken” language in the Internet

According to the International Union of Telecommunications (UIT), Portuguese is the 5th most “spoken” idiom on the internet, raking higher than Arabic, French and German. Nowadays there are approximately 83 million users who speak both European and Brazilian Portuguese surfing the… Continuar lendo

Rui Sanches featured in Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU Member States

  Portuguese artist Rui Sanches participated in the exhibition Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU Member States. This exhibition was organised by the Art Management Office from the Office of Public Works, with the… Continuar lendo