HAPPENING

Zhang Lei China

World Press Photo 2016 in Lisbon, 28 April to 22 May

It´s not an exaggeration to say that many emotional events and provocative issues have taken place on this planet in the last year. Fortunately, the world´s photojournalists have documented this occasions for us to visualize, consider and reflect. The World Press Photo organization selects the best of these photos in an annual competition.

DINING

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Momentos – Delightful Alentejo Cuisine in Évora

The entrance along Rua 5 de Outubro, just off the main square in Évora, is mostly nondescript, except for a notable sign made of azulejos reading, “Life is too short to eat chips every day. We serve our food with vegetables.” And so begins the unique and enjoyable dining experience that is Momentos.

HOTELS

Sublime Hotel Comporta Luxury country house retreat portugal,

Sublime Comporta – Country House Retreat

Treat yourself to a luxury retreat in the Alentejo countryside. The Sublime Comporta premium country house is just a short drive south from Lisbon and hidden away among umbrella pines. With 14 beautifully-appointed rooms, a wellness center, fabulous restaurant and refreshing outdoor pool, the Sublime Comporta...

NIGHTLIFE

Bonaparte Downtown

Bonapartes Downtown – Fun Pub in Porto’s Baixa

The Baixa of Porto has an English pub! It’s the second location of Porto’s popular Bonaparte pub (now celebrating 30 years in Foz do Douro). The new Bonaparate Downtown, has all of the same ambiance, beer and “pub-ish-ness” of the original. Except now, the space on Praca Guilherme Gomes Fernandes is greatly convenient for city dwellers and tourists.

DAYTIME

Buddha Eden Portugal

Buddha Eden – Garden of Peace

Who would have guessed? Just an hour north of Lisbon, in the countryside, is a beautiful managed garden intended as “a place for reconciliation.” Buddha Eden is 35 hectares (86 acres) of natural fields, lakes, manicured gardens and Buddhist statuary. The story of how the garden came into existence is both intriguing and endearing.

SHOPPING

Armazem Porto

Armazém – Warehouse Concept Shop in Porto

It´s a fashion store….an art gallery…an antiques shop…and even, a tapas bar! It´s a little bit urban…somewhat vintage…and a whole lotta cool. It’s a great cultural spot to hang, do a little shopping, enjoy some art and take a break. It´s Armazém in Porto.

Confidentially Speaking...

portuguese actor diogo morgado

Confidentially Speaking…Diogo Morgado

A heart-throb on Portuguese TV since 1998, Diogo Morgado is now a bonafide international film and TV star, thanks in part to his role as "Jesus Christ" in the miniseries The Bible. With new film projects and an American TV series in the works, Morgado is on a rocket-powered career trajectory...