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Viana do Castelo is famous for its colourful traditional costumes and gold jewellery as well as its architecture. When I say architecture, we’re talking Celtic settlements, medieval monuments and award-winning contemporary buildings.

Viana do Castelo is famous for its colourful traditional costumes and gold jewellery as well as its architecture. When I say architecture, we’re talking Celtic settlements, medieval monuments and award-winning contemporary buildings.

Every inch of Guimarães’ delightful medieval centre exudes history. Known within Portugal known as the birthplace of the nation, its cultural heritage and architecture is remarkable enough to warrant UNESCO World Heritage status and plenty of photographs.

Every inch of Guimarães’ delightful medieval centre exudes history. Known within Portugal known as the birthplace of the nation, its cultural heritage and architecture is remarkable enough to warrant UNESCO World Heritage status and plenty of photographs.

If you’re looking for evidence of Portugal’s prehistoric civilisations, the megalithic monuments in the north of Portugal are a good place to start. They are not the biggest or most famous dolmens in the country but they are among the most important and fascinating.

If you’re looking for evidence of Portugal’s prehistoric civilisations, the megalithic monuments in the north of Portugal are a good place to start. They are not the biggest or most famous dolmens in the country but they are among the most important and fascinating.

Without fridges and freezers, people employed other methods of preserving their pork and other meat products, i.e. charcuterie. Smoking turned out to be the most effective way and the word fumeiro refers to both the cured meats and the smoke house.

Without fridges and freezers, people employed other methods of preserving their pork and other meat products, i.e. charcuterie. Smoking turned out to be the most effective way and the word fumeiro refers to both the cured meats and the smoke house.

At first glance, a freshly turned-out pudim Abade de Priscos looks a bit jelly-like. Don’t be fooled. Slice into this decadent dessert and you’ll reveal the soft yellow centre of a firm egg custard.

At first glance, a freshly turned-out pudim Abade de Priscos looks a bit jelly-like. Don’t be fooled. Slice into this decadent dessert and you’ll reveal the soft yellow centre of a firm egg custard.

Portuguese pottery dates back to prehistoric times, as you’ll see if you visit any archaeological exhibits in Portugal’s museums. Excavations of ancient settlements have produced terracotta urns used to store wine, water and olive oil as well as smaller bowls.

Portuguese pottery dates back to prehistoric times, as you’ll see if you visit any archaeological exhibits in Portugal’s museums. Excavations of ancient settlements have produced terracotta urns used to store wine, water and olive oil as well as smaller bowls.

The Minho region has the most beautiful coastal trails in northern Portugal. Bordered by the Atlantic coast to the west and the River Minho to the north, it offers sandy beaches, green scenery and a string of attractive historical towns.

The Minho region has the most beautiful coastal trails in northern Portugal. Bordered by the Atlantic coast to the west and the River Minho to the north, it offers sandy beaches, green scenery and a string of attractive historical towns.

The Douro grape harvest is possibly one of the best times of year to visit this remarkable wine region. Especially if you take part in picking the grapes and treading them with your bare feet.

The Douro grape harvest is possibly one of the best times of year to visit this remarkable wine region. Especially if you take part in picking the grapes and treading them with your bare feet.

The genesis of animated art is carved into the rugged rocks of the Douro and Côa valleys in northern Portugal. From the engravings, you might imagine that two-headed beasts roamed the Portuguese countryside but the extra heads represent movement.

The genesis of animated art is carved into the rugged rocks of the Douro and Côa valleys in northern Portugal. From the engravings, you might imagine that two-headed beasts roamed the Portuguese countryside but the extra heads represent movement.

One day walking a section of the Portuguese Way to Santiago pilgrimage route was enough to convince me to come back and do the full 227 kilometre walk from Porto to Spain at some point.

One day walking a section of the Portuguese Way to Santiago pilgrimage route was enough to convince me to come back and do the full 227 kilometre walk from Porto to Spain at some point.

New article about Peneda-Gerês National Park on our blog :)

New article about Peneda-Gerês National Park on our blog :)

Stunning Romanesque Architecture In Portugal’s Sousa Valley

Stunning Romanesque Architecture In Portugal’s Sousa Valley


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