Guimaraes. It rhymes with Gilgamesh, and to the Portuguese it’s just as historical. The city was founded in the 9th century, became the first capital of Portugal in the 12th century, and was even the birthplace of Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. So we would spend a day in Guimaraes, our tour guide …
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Bare and basic. Bed with sheets, pillow and blanket, maybe a place to hang clothes. Bare light bulbs in the ceiling. You will usually be living out of suitcase on the floor. That’s how one unfortunate man begins his description of a Brazilian pousada.
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Lisbon is a beautiful capital, famous for its tiled buildings and sidewalks. However, one of its suburbs is just as beautiful and a tourist destination in its own right: Sintra. Lying on the coast near the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, its easy to understand why it’s a popular tourist destination. Walking through the …
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Portugal hides in a tiny corner of the huge continent of Europe. It’s the quiet little brother to loud, boisterous countries like England and Germany. But here’s the rub: those countries and their oft-mentioned capitals are mega expensive. If you want to get the most bang for your travel buck, you will need to look …
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Set high on a forested mountain outside of Braga, Portugal, the Catholic shrine Santuário Bom Jesus do Monte was commissioned by the Archbishop of Braga so the faithful could walk the Stations of the Cross for penance and contemplation.
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The CS Vintage House Hotel is a luxury hotel nestled in Pinhao, Portugal, in the heart of northern Portugal’s Douro River Valley. After our TBU Travel Bloggers’ Conference in Porto, Vintage House hosted a luncheon for the attendees and a tour of their facilities. The setting was spectacular, as the hotel sits on the Douro River, and …
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We visited a stunning old world city full of charm, warm friendly people and very good food. Here is a small selection of our photos of Lisbon, Portugal. We hope it gives you a bit of a sense of what the city is all about. Lisbon Portugal in Pictures You can easily get around the …
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