When was the last time you were in a space of complete silence...or had the feeling you were floating on air? Hedade dos Grous, the county estate known for its deluxe accommodations, also offers an array of unique leisure experiences, including ballooning across the Alentejo landscape.
Musicians from all periods of time and from all over the world are in the Algarve for Summer 2013. Bono and BB King, Carmen Miranda and Amelia Rodrigues. They are appearing exclusively at Fiesa 2013. This annual Festival of Sand Sculpture takes place in the central Algarve town of Pêra until 25 October.
It’s flashback time, my brothers! Can you dig it? Slip on your roller shoes and join the foxy girls and groovy guys at the Radio M80 Roller Disco at Mercado de Fusão in Praça do Martim Moniz in Lisbon. Live Roller Disco starts Sunday, 17 February and happenin’ every Sunday! It just Keeps On Keeping On!
Who would guess that Portugal has some of the most interesting and awe-inspiring spaces devoted to books? Porto is home to the most beautiful bookstore in the world, Livraria Lello. But, the University of Coimbra in Central Portugal is the location for one of the world’s grandest and unique libraries, the Biblioteca Joanina.
The Conrad Spa is a sanctuary in which to enjoy the luxury of being yourself in the Conrad Algarve hotel. Offering a memorable bespoke spa experience, where guests can enjoy tailor-made treatments designed specifically to suit their mood and needs on the day.
In downtown Porto, on the bustling Rua das Galerias de Paris, sits the bohemian retreat La Bohème. Already popular in the past as a great neighborhood café for meeting friends, the bar has recently had a makeover, transforming into a tres chic coffee shop by day and trendy cocktail bar at night.
The Museum of Art Nouveau (Museu Arte Nova) in Aveiro is the coolest new stop on the Portugal cultural scene. The museum resides in the Casa Major Pessoa, one of the most architecturally admired buildings in the city. Building design is attributed to architects Silvia Rocha and Ernest Korrodi.
Lisbon is indeed a beautiful city choc full of traditional architecture, azulejos (tiles) murals and calçada streets. Contemporary architecture seems to shoot up overnight and adding to the rich culture of the city. Yet, not too many people notice the unique architecture and vibrant artwork of the underground spaces we know as the Metro.