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Surfing in Portugal – Europe’s West Coast

Since the official dedication of the World Surfing Reserve in Ericeira (30 km North of Lisbon) in October 2011, only second to Malibu in California, Portugal has been worldwide acknowledged as world class surfing ground. After a long hiatus, the Dream Tour returned to Portugal in 2009 for the Rip Curl The Search Pro in more »

The garrison border town of Elvas

New UNESCO World Heritage Site in Portugal – Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications

Dating back as far as the Romans, the border town of Elvas,  facing the “ciudad” of Badajoz, was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site last June. The garrison town, strategically located on the route connecting the two capitals, Lisbon and Madrid, is now worldwide renown for having the largest bulwarked dry-ditch military fortification more »

Surf Godesses – Surf Women’s Pro 21 to 23 September 2012

Estoril Surf Women’s Pro returns in 2012 with a change in dates to September for a better swell window in Praia da Bafureira, Cascais – Portugal. The Portuguese event has been a regular stop on the European leg of the ASP World Tour since 2008 and became increasingly popular to many of the World’s Best more »

Harley Davidson annual rally in Cascais – MORADA DO SOL

“Life is two days and the carnival is three” (“A Vida são dois dias e o carnaval são três”) is a Portuguese expression that as the same meaning as the expression “Life is two days”. This year the Portuguese expression got an updated, “Life is two days, the carnival is three and the Harley Davidson more »

MULTI-ONE Championship

  14 Setembro 2012 – 14h00 – Speed Trials Lisbon 15 Setembro 2012 – 14h00 – Cascais Race  Program  The Multi One Championship brings together the adventure of ocean races with the tension and drama of inshore races. Performance, speed and endurance are the winning combination in yacht races. Held within easy view of the more »

Sintra Portugal Pro 2012

Come and appreciate the great skill and expertise of the world’s top bodyboarders, who, in August, will be taking part in the Sintra Portugal Pro at Praia Grande. Organised under the auspices of the International Bodyboarding Association (IBA), the Sintra Portugal Pro tournament consists of both men’s and women’s events and is the only stage more »

One Night at Amália House

ONE NITHT AT AMÁLIA HOUSE is an original play by Filipe La Féria. This play is very different from the famous musical AMÁLIA by La Féria, that stayed in scene during 6 years and was represented in the biggest Europeans theatres;  Lisbon, Paris, Geneva, and other capitals through out the world, making the play an historical mark more »

Lisbon Airport Metro Station

The best way to reach the center of Lisbon from the airport is taking the Metro from the new airport station inaugurated on 17th July 2012, or the AeroBus. Once in the city, the Metro is the most efficient way to get around, especially to go between downtown and uptown. For daytrips, consider the regular more »

TRAM Nº 28

TRAM º28 – Discovering Lisbon One of the best ways to learn about Lisbon and rediscover the city is by travelling aboard the nº28 Tram, which departs from Martim Moniz and Campo de Ourique (Prazeres Cemetery), and travals past some of the most charismatic districts of the Portuguese capital. The historical neighbourhoods of Alfama and more »

Surfing at Malveira da Serra: Guincho Beach and the Ocean

Gracefully nested in a beautiful valley of the Sintra mountains, the pleasant village of Malveira da Serra sits in the backdrop of the unique Guincho beach, 3 km away. In a protected area and surrounded by mountains and dunes, Guincho is blessed all year round with consistent swells from the NorthWest, offering multiple breaks in more »

Festas do Mar in Cascais

Rui Veloso, Paulo Gonzo, André Sardet, Boss AC, Ana Moura, David Fonseca and Pedro Abrunhosa are some of the national artists who will be present, bringing the best of Portuguese music to Cascais. Young talents will be featured this year at the Festas do Mar, with local bands serving as opening acts and bringing great more »

The Sardine is Ours!

At Millennium BCP Foundation’s Archaeological Museum (NARC) where you can visit 2500 years of the city’s history, visitors can now view a selection of almost two hundreds sardines which participated in the Lisbon Festivities ‘12 Sardines competition. On display in a renovated and expanded space, the winning entries of the sardine competition, chosen by an more »

Flavours of the Sea

Bathed by the Tagus river and facing the Atlantic Ocean, Lisboa basks in its reputation of having the best fish in the world. The water quality of the Portuguese coast and the practice of line fishing ensure very tasty fresh fish that will delight gourmets from all over the world. To prove it, just try more »

Óbidos Medieval Market

  Óbidos Medieval Market is a historical recreation event that transforms the town of Óbidos into a market village in the Middle Ages. During 16 days, jesters, fire eaters, dancers, musicians and minstrels invade the town transporting visitors to another dimension. In 2012, maintaining liaison with “Casa das Rainhas”, the town will recreate the marriage more »

The History of Fado and Guitar

FADO MUSEUM To better understand the universe and the history of Lisbon song, it is an essential visit to the Fado Museum. Located in the heart of Alfama, the neighborhood most associated with this iconic song, the Fado Museum houses a unique collection in the world, of primary relevance in studying the epitome of the more »

Blink 182

Despite their already long and impressive career, the US band Blink 182, play for the first time in Lisbon a long-awaited concert by legions of fans. After producing their first two albuns, “Cheshire Cat” (1994) and “Dude Ranch” (1997), the American trio burst into international stardom with their third album, “Enema Of The State” (1999), more »

New Metro Line from the Airport to the City

From this month forward the city of Lisbon will be even more attractive in terms of public transportation  for tourists. Getting to know the city of lights will be faster and cheaper. This month a new metro line will be inaugurated that finally links the city to Lisbon Airport. According to the Financial Agency the line from the ‘Oriente’ metro Station to more »

Harley Davidson annual rally in Cascais

“Life is two days and the carnival is three” (“A Vida são dois dias e o carnaval são três”) is a Portuguese expression that as the same meaning as the expression “Life is two days”. This year the Portuguese expression got an updated, “Life is two days, the carnival is three and the Harley Davidson more »

FIARTIL – 21 June to 2 September

FIARTIL| Estoril – From June 21st to September 2nd 49º Edition of the Feira de Artesanato do Estoril Completing almost 50 years of activity, the ‘Feira de Artesanato do Estoril’ (Estoril Craftwork Fair) returns once again to stimulate the summer evenings and nights. During the fair, the visitors will have the oportunity to admire the handycraft more »

38th Estoril Music Festival: from 02 July to 03 August

A repertoire ranging from earlier music to the latest generation of contemporary composers, including Arabic and Klezmer music as part of Mare Nostrum, a project dedicated to the cultural roots of the Mediterranean as well as creations from the world over, master-classes. All of these ingredients make theEstoril Festival an event can’t be missed this summer. The presence more »

Cascais Music Festival: 16th July to 29th July

Keane opens the festival on the 16th, followed by Melody Gardot on the 18th, leading up to an anticipated first-time live performance in Portugal byErykah Badu on July 19th. Carlos do Carmo joins this great stage on July 20th, and on the 22nd you’re sure to have a good time with Manu Chao. We’ll give you a double dose on the 23rd, with Xavier Rudd and Donavon Frankenreiter. On the 24th the more »

ArteMar Estoril 2012 – May 12 to June 13

More than a dozen sculptures competing for the 2012 edition of Estoril ArteMar will be on display along the Estoril Coast seaside promenade. This outdoor sculpture competition aims to distinguish works of high aesthetic quality and strong ecological message, made with materials found on the seaside or in which this element is symbolically represented. One more »

The Tall Ships Race – 19th to 22nd July

Lisbon’s history has always been tied to the sea.  In 1500, it was the centre for the Portuguese Navigations and it was sailing down the Tagus river that Portugal’s brave navigators went out to sea to discover the world. In 1956 the city welcomed The Tall Ships Races for the very first event and became part of more »

Optimus Alive 2012 – July 13th to 15th

Optimus Alive! Is a music and arts festival which takes place in the Algés riverside, in Oeiras, Portugal. The first edition took place in 2007. Despite its recent creation, the festival has achieved considerable popularity both inside and outside of Portugal, with the UK magazine NME placing in one of the top 12 European festivals in 2009. It is organized by the Everything more »

Markets and Fairs

A More Authentic Shopping Experience There is no better way to learn first-hand a city’s lifestyle than a trip to the market. Here you can discover in the most spontaneous way the past and present habits, tastes and fashions of Lisboa’s locals. Visit one of several fairs set up in the city’s public squares and more »

Cool Jazz – June 29 to July 22

EDPCOOLJAZZ returns in July 2012 with an interesting proposal for the Portuguese music calendar: great international talents, on a journey through jazz languages and atmospheres. Aiming for the fusion of sounds and styles. The program includes unforgettable concerts. EDPCOOLJAZZ’s 9th edition recaptured the format that characterizes it: outdoor concerts where the most outstanding voices and more »

Fado: Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO

“Fado, Lisbon’s mournful song and the Portuguese most traditional music genre, was added to UNESCO’s list of World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. According to UNESCO, intangible heritage includes traditions and skills passed on within cultures. The UNESCO’s committee of experts, meeting on Bali island of Indonesia, unanimously praised Fado as an “example of good practices” that more »

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