PC Central Portugal Road Trip 2

Portugal Confidential - What's Cool about Central Portugal Road Trip 2 12-16 November 2012 | PT goes on a road trip with Turismo Centro de Portugal (www.visitcentro.com) to uncover what’s hip, trendy and cool in Belmonte, Covilhã, Manteigas, Viseu, Ovar, Aveiro, Coimbra and more. Follow updates on: VisitPortugal (Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest), Portugal Confidential (http://portugalconfidential.com, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Pinterest) and VisitCentro (Facebook and Twitter)
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Vista Alegre porcelain bowl designed by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.  Via Portugal Confidential  #Portugall

Vista Alegre porcelain bowl designed by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos.

Internationally-known Portuguese street artist Vhils created this work of art on a bare wall in the central Portugal city of Covilhã.  A group known as WoolFest commissions many public art works around the city.  #Portugal

Covilha has cool art on city walls. Thanks to a program called WoolFest, internationally-famous Portuguese artist Vhils created this mural by chipping away pieces of the wall.

CANNED FOOD CUISINE - Can the Can Restaurant in Lisbon.  Canning fish and regionally produced foods is a part of Portugal’s recent history. Canneries from Portimão to Porto churned out tin after tin of food products destined for dinner tables across the globe. Now, in Lisbon, the humble little can of fish is celebrated as haute cuisine in a cool, modern restaurant in Terreiro do Paço called Can the Can.  #Portugal

Can the Can - Canned Food Cuisine Seasoned with Fado in Lisbon - Portugal Confidential

Stunning ambiance and extraordinary cuisine at Quinta São Luiz, in a former convent outside of Coimbra, #Portugal.

Stunning ambiance and extraordinary cuisine at Quinta São Luiz, in a former convent outside of Coimbra, Portugal.

Côa River View from the Côa Museum  #Portugal

Côa River View from the Côa Museum, Portugal

Spools of wool at the Burel Factory in Manteigas in Serra da Estrela  #Portugal

Fabrics, Burel Factory in Manteigas

Eco-Room at Casas do Côro in Marialva.  The hilltop room is designed to be completely sustainable.  #Portugal

Eco-Room at Casas do Côro in Marialva. The hilltop room is designed to be completely sustainable.

Castle and village view of Marialva  #Portugal

Marialva, a Historic Village (Aldeia Histórica) of Central Portugal

Casas das Penhas Douradas Hotel in Serra da Estrela (new building)  #Portugal

Casas das Penhas Douradas Hotel in Serra da Estrela (new building)

Penhas Douradas in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park.  Great for mountain hiking.  #Portugal

Penhas Douradas in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park. Great for mountain hiking

Staying in the "Chanel" room tonight.  Very chic!  #Portugal

Hotel Moliceiro – Hip Hotel in the Center of Aveiro

Home products made from wool, by designer Miguel Gigante in Covilhã, #Portugal.

Home products made from wool, by designer Miguel Gigante in Covilhã, Portugal.

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