The famous actor Jeremy Irons is in Portugal for the making of the movie “Night Train to Lisbon” and has shown is love for the country´s landscape, gastronomy and fado.
Since news broke that Pippa Middleton (sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge) and her mother Carol enlisted Portuguese shoe manufacturers Helsar to create their footwear for the Royal Wedding, interest in the company has rocketed.
The Praia do Norte beach, in Nazaré, is now worldwide known as one of the biggest waves in the world.
Added to the numerous medieval restaurants, bars, contests, shows and street animators, this year’s novelty is the Medieval Camp – a medieval campsite that will allow visitors to spend the night in a tent on the castle grounds.
A recent study revealed that 91% of visitors to Lisbon would visit again, with some even including the Portuguese capital among their top 10 destinations to discover.
While the Olympics will be a very exciting time in London, the event will inevitably draw huge crowds. Commuting and day-to-day life will become that bit more hectic for Londoners. Around 18 million extra journeys will be taken on the London underground between the opening ceremony on July 27th and the closing ceremony on September 9th. We are using this opportunity to present Portugal as the ideal escape destination during this busy time’.
The New York Times columnist, Frank Bruni, recently revealed in a three-page article how and why he fell in love with Lisbon. http://guideanddrive.com/new/NY-Times-Frank-Bruni-in-love-with-Lisbon/?id=30
Former Brazillian president, Luiz "Lula" da Silva, has recently announced is wish to finally fullfill a promise he made to his wife years ago: travel throughout Portugal.
You’re on holiday in Portugal exploring a local market. Suddenly an enticing aroma encircles you and makes you turn your head to find the source. There’s a long queue of hungry people looking jealously at people walking away munching on something delicious-looking. What are they eating? Maybe you should go investigate and try one for yourself?
Portugal have announced that they will prepare for UEFA EURO 2012™ at a training base in Óbidos, in Silver Coast.