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Nutelleria in Leiria

Nutelleria in Leiria

By | December 28, 2014 at 7:03 am | No comments

Go nuts for Nutella in Leiria! Portugal’s first “nutelleria,” a sweet shop devoted to the chocolate-y, hazelnut-y goodness of Nutella is open on Largo Paio Guterres in the historic city center. Crowds are lining up for churros, waffles, crepes and croissants….all...

Posted in: Day Life, Portugal Centro

Biblioteca Joanina – Grand & Historic Library in Coimbra

Biblioteca Joanina – Grand & Historic Library in Coimbra

By | February 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm | No comments

Who would guess that Portugal has some of the most interesting and awe-inspiring spaces devoted to books? Porto is home to (what many consider to be) the most beautiful bookstore in the world, Livraria Lello. Lisbon has one of the coolest and most popular bookstores, Ler...

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Art Nouveau Museum & Casa de Chá in Aveiro

Art Nouveau Museum & Casa de Chá in Aveiro

By | April 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm | No comments

Portuguese Art Nouveau? Indeed! In the late 19th to early 20th centuries, Art Nouveau was a trendy off-shoot of the Arts & Crafts movement. It is characterized by organic shapes found in nature. Art Nouveau started in Paris, and quickly spread across Europe, with each...

Posted in: Central, Portugal Centro