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Livraria de Santiago – Historic Church Reborn as Modern Bookstore in Óbidos

Livraria de Santiago – Historic Church Reborn as Modern Bookstore in Óbidos

By | April 4, 2014 at 7:15 pm | No comments

Question: You’re in a history walled city, but you need to find a 21st century bookstore. Where do you look? Did you check the church?!?! If’ you’re in the picturesque, central Portugal village of Óbidos, you should go to Igreja de São Tiago. This centuries old church...

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Historic Villages of Central Portugal

Historic Villages of Central Portugal

By | February 1, 2014 at 1:41 pm | No comments

When our lives become cluttered with traffic congestion, business meetings, mobile device notifications and 500 satellite TV channels, it’s nice to know that places still exist where life moves at a slower pace, authenticity is celebrated and centuries-old tradition is...

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Latin American Art from the Berardo Collection – Centro de Cultura Contemporânea, Castelo Branco

Latin American Art from the Berardo Collection – Centro de Cultura Contemporânea, Castelo Branco

By | January 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm | No comments

Magnificent works by Latin American artists are the focus of the inaugural exhibition at the Centro de Cultura Contemporânea in the Central Portugal city of Castelo Branco.  91 paintings, sculpture and video art, are on loan from the Colecção Berardo and represent works from...

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Cabeça, Aldeia Natal – Sustainable Christmas Festival in Central Portugal

Cabeça, Aldeia Natal – Sustainable Christmas Festival in Central Portugal

By | December 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm | No comments

A very special Christmas traditional has begun in a small village in the Serra da Estrela mountains in central Portugal. Residents of the schist village of Cabeça have come together to create a Christmas festival…with one unique twist. This Aldeia Natal (Christmas Village) is...

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Prehistoric Rock Etchings at Côa Museum in Central Portugal

Prehistoric Rock Etchings at Côa Museum in Central Portugal

By | November 14, 2013 at 10:41 am | No comments

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...

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Ovos Moles of Aveiro

Ovos Moles of Aveiro

By | October 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm | No comments

There are many traditional sweet delicacies of Portugal. Pastel de Nata, the custard tart, no doubt has to be the most famous. The Bolo Rei (“King’s Cake”) is given as a gift and enjoyed at Christmas. Yet, is seems, it is Ovos Moles that really get the Portuguese excited....

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