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The Côa Valley, in central Portugal, is considered one of the most important rock art locations in the world. More than 70 sites can be found here, still in their original positions, displaying breath-taking engravings from prehistoric, protohistoric and historic times. In the heart of this culturally significant area is the Côa Museum.
Once again, the charming walled city of Óbidos hosts Vila Natal (Christmas Town). Snowmen and elves hang out here. So do cake bakers and igloo makers. Even Santa keeps a holiday home inside the castle walls. If the holiday spirit is what you need, then sled, skate or ski over to Óbidos, 3 December to 8 January.
Portugal gains more stars! The 2014 Michelin Guide to Spain & Portugal, the world-respected source for gastronomic excellence, has bestowed 14 stars on 12 chefs across the country. Stars are dispersed far-and-wide, from Porto to the Algarve, and from Madeira to Alentejo. As in 2013, two restaurants in the Algarve, Ocean and Vila Joya, retain […]
An iconic 100-year-old building in downtown Porto is revamped and revitalized, becoming the newest hotspot on an already-active nightclub scene. The classic Olympia Club is reborn as a cool and contemporary exclusive bar, lounge and nightclub at 119 Rua Passos Manuel.
Bloco 103 Contemporary Art in Lisbon features an exhibition of new works by one of Portugal’s most established and respected artists, Justino Alves. A contemporary painter with modernist influences, Justino Alves’ unique approach to shapes, forms and spaces has earned him praise and awards throughout his more than 40-year career.
Central Portugal is teeming with quaint, boutique rural hotels in old villages, across the countryside and along the mountain slopes. Typically offering old world charm mixed with modern amenities, these retreats are excellent places to escape for a weekend or indulge in a long holiday.
Lisbon is an artist’s dream. Around every stone corner, down every calçada street, on every historical monument, and in every neighborhood praça, is a unique perspective of the city. Every artist captures the essence of Lisbon in his own individual style. Now, an innovative graphic designer has….
Some may consider them collars. Some might think of them as scarves. These stunning pieces worn around the neck fasten with a buckle, bow or button, molding and sculpting the neckline with texture, beauty and warmth. REW collar scarves are individually designed and handmade in Great Britain.
Go ahead! Grab another Christmas pudding. Have another hot cider. Indulge in the flavors of the season. You know why? You’ll be able to work off the extra calories and distress from the holidays at the many wellness and fitness facilities at VILA VITA Parc.
Happy 15th anniversary at ModaLisboa, Nuno! Story of contrasts and opposition is used as inspiration for Baltazar in his collection for Spring/Summer 2014. Opposites: light and dark colors, relaxed and structured shapes, and narrow and voluminous silhouette.
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