Villa Malveira – Stunning portuguese country house – Cascais

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Morada Sol Villas – Estate with private pool – Malveira da Serra – Cascais

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Sintra Portugal Pro 2012

By: John. Posted: August 17, 2012 . In: Events in Cascais Area, News

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 in the World Bodyboarding Championship to be held in Europe.
Contained within the boundaries of the protected area of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Praia Grande is considered a major international bodyboarding event because of the quality of its waves, which allow competitors to perform some truly spectacular manoeuvres.

Check Sol Domus offers in accommodation near the beach “Praia Grande” in the section Sintra Area and Cascais Area.

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One Night at Amália House

By: John. Posted: August 14, 2012 . In: Events in Lisbon Area, News

Judy Garland

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 for the Portuguese Culture.

ONE NIGHT AT AMÁLIA HOUSE (UMA NOITE EM CASA DE AMÁLIA), is a new vision from La Féria, about the legendary reunions that Amália Rodrigues promoted in her house with famous Portuguese and Brazilians poets and musicians.

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Lisbon Airport Metro Station

By: John. Posted: August 14, 2012 . In: Authenticity Experience, Events in Lisbon Area, News

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 trains or the excellent express bus services.

Lisbon Airport is located almost in the center of the city, so you can be in your hotel just within minutes of your arrival.

There are several cheap professional transport services available, with prices comparable to a taxi. Of course, taxis are also a fast way to reach the city center. They are lined up outside the terminals, and even with luggage, it should cost you between 10 and 15 Euros. Be sure to ask for a receipt.

As from 17th July 2012, there is now a Metro (underground) station at the airport. This is a continuation of the red line which first stops at the new stations of Encarnação and Moscavide on its way to the Oriente stop, where it’s possible to quickly connect with the Gare de Oriente train station. The line then continues via several stops towards the final station of São Sebastião.

Several buses also stop right outside the arrivals terminal, and if you don’t have large luggage, you can take buses 44, 745, or 83 that run past the major avenues uptown and end up in the old city center.

Those with luggage should take either the AeroBus or AeroShuttle bus services, which run between the airport and the city center. A ticket may be purchased directly from the driver and currently stands at €3.50. The buses run every 20 or 30 minutes and stop at important points in the city such as Entrecampos, Campo Pequeno, Avenida da Republica, Saldanha, Picoas, Fontes Pereira Melo, Marquês de Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade, Restauradores, Rossio, Praça do Comercio and Cais do Sodré. On board, there are screens showing each stop as the bus approaches the area, and a list of nearby hotels, which is extremely convenient if you’re not entirely sure which stop you need to get off at for your hotel.

If you are staying outside the city in Cascais or Estoril, there are also shuttle buses running every hour between 7am and 10:30pm.

If you rent a car at the airport, you will need to go down Avenida Cidade do Porto, from where you soon reach the Rotunda do Aeroporto, from which you should take Avenida do Brasil, leading you into the center of the city.

METRO (Subway/Underground)

Lisbon’s metro (subway or underground) is modern, clean, and efficient. It runs from 6:30AM to 1:00AM, and many of its stations are decorated with contemporary art, making it a tourist attraction in itself.

Some stops to note:

  • Cais do Sodre: For trains to Cascais and Estoril, trams for Belem, and ferries to the Monument to Christ.
  • Entrecampos: For trains to Sintra.
  • São Sebastião: For the Gulbenkian Museum.
  • Jardim Zoologico: For the Sete Rios bus terminal for express buses to all over Portugal.
  • Colegio Militar-Luz: For the Colombo shopping mall and the Benfica stadium.
  • Oriente: For national and international trains, city buses, and all the Parque das Nações attractions.
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TRAM Nº 28

By: John. Posted: August 13, 2012 . In: Authenticity Experience, News

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 Graça and the most fashionable side of modern Lisboa reflected by Chiado and those of Estrela and Campo Ourique are part of the route of this already famous tram which runs daily rides through Lisbon in an authentic time travel.

Throughout the trip it is well worth looking closely at the architecture of the buildings – the result of diverse influences – as well as the ceramic tiles – typically Portuguese art – that line the facades and Art Nouveau styles friezes. Tram nº28 is one of several trams originally imported from the United States in 1901 with the aim of replacing the old horse-drawn carriages, which were the main means of transport at the time. Its yellow painted exterior is unmistakable as well as its wood interior, transporting passengers to other eras.

Aboard the nº28 Tram, visitors have the opportunity to explore the many facets of this “white city”, which blends, like no other European Capital, centuries of history with a modern lifestyle.

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Surfing at Malveira da Serra: Guincho Beach and the Ocean

By: John. Posted: August 13, 2012 . In: Authenticity Experience, News

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 the 800m long sandy beach, for around 350 days of surf a year. Expect glassy conditions in the morning, with frequent onshore winds in the afternoon, a delight for wind and kite surfers, who often consider Guincho a prime spot in Europe. On windier afternoons, surfers can take the world famous “Estrada do Cabo da Roca” across the mountains, and head to Praia Grande beach, deeper in the mountain range and a mere 15 minutes away.

Expect tubes from as little as 3 feet waves.

For those looking to develop their skills or initiating in this sport, there is a surf shop and school in the centre of Malveira da Serra village, offering transfers to and from the beach.

Surf’s up!

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