New sites classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in Portugal

Palace of Mafra Located 30 km northwest of Lisbon, the site was conceived by King João V in 1711 as a tangible representation of his conception of the monarchy and the State. This imposing quadrangular building houses the king’s and queen's palaces, the royal chapel,...

Madonna pays homage to Portugal

The pop star, who lives in Lisbon for two years, released June 14, a new album largely inspired by her experiences and meetings in Portugal.   https://www.instagram.com/p/ByNchM4hA6T/   Madonna moved to Lisbon in 2017. Initially, to allow David Banda, one of...

Two Portuguese wines ranked in the top 10 places

It is not new that Portugal produces excellent wines, but it is always good to know that national specialties - among all those that exist - are recognized abroad. This time it's the magazine Forbes who has chosen the best wines of 2019 and the list has two Portuguese...

Portugal, the 3rd most peaceful country in the world

According to the most recent edition of Global Peace Index, Portugal is the third most peaceful country in the world, after Iceland and New Zealand; thus increasing Portugal by two places compared to the previous year. Among the 23 indicators included in the Global...

June 10: Portugal Day, Camões and Portuguese communities

  June 10 is the day of Portugal, Camões and Portuguese communities (Dia de Portugal, Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas). Portugal Day is also called Camões to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Luís Vaz de Camões (1525 - 10 June 1580), the Portuguese...

Top European Destinations For 2019

  Budapest was voted No. 1 in Europe for 2019 among the 20 finalists on the list. All competing for the coveted title of the best European destinations, awarded by European Best Destinations (EBD). For its tenth edition, the contest garnered a record of over...

World Travel Awards 2019

  Turismo de Portugal has just been voted Europe's Leading Tourist Board of 2019, a distinction awarded by the professionals of the sector who voted for the World Travel Awards - Europe edition, prizes assimilated to the "Oscars" of tourism . This is the sixth...

Popular Saints’ Festivals

  June is the month of celebrations and festivities for the Popular Saints throughout the country on the nights of St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter. The main ones are the Festas de Lisboa, on 12 and 13 June, St. Anthony’s day, and in Porto on the night of...

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