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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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