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Portugal travel stories

Day of Lovers in Portugal

Three Valentine’s Ideas for Escaping to Portugal Here is a loving pair of ideas: Carnaval and Valentine’s Day. The idea of Valentine’s Day has caught on in Portugal over the past decade as the “Dia dos Namorados” or Day of Lovers. As a result, hotels and restaurants...

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The Best of Portugal

Germantown, MD (November 6, 2012) — Women who want to get out and explore the world can do so in the comfort of like-minded travelers with a Sights and Soul Travels journey to Portugal departing on April 24, 2013. The 10 day/9 night Lisbon and the Silver Coast...

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Jewish and Christian History in Tomar, Portugal

This monumental city of the Templars is a true jewel. Here, the famed Order of the Knights Templar (followed by the Knights of the Order of Christ) built their headquarters in a massive castle, while a prosperous Jewish community grew in the 14th and 15th centuries in...

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Palaces in Portugal

From the founding of the nation around 1139, to the Revolution of 1910 - Portugal was a kingdom, ruled by three dynasties and 33 kings and queens. “Eight Centuries of Portuguese Monarchy a Political Study” was written by Vicente De Bragança Cunha in 1911, and just...

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Portugal’s 6th Annual International Gourmet Festival

Gebhard Schachermayer, Executive Director of Vila Joya in Albufeira – Guia, in the Algarve region of Portugal, proudly announces the illustrious chef line-up for PORTUGAL’S 6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GOURMET FESTIVAL, organized by Mr. Schachermayer and event sponsors...

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Grosiosa Inaugurates First Hotel

The new Graciosa Resort & Business Hotel in Santa Cruz da Graciosa is part of a series of investments to build infrastructure connected to the tourist economy on Graciosa, such as the Carapacho thermal baths. The new four-star hotel has 120 beds, a restaurant for 100...

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Wine in Portugal

Fall in Portugal brings a buzz of activity to the 20 designated wine regions across the country, from picking and processing the grapes to celebrating the harvest with food, song and traditional festivals. During September and October, visitors can now witness these...

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Inside Porgtugal Culture

Portugal is an old country, as evidenced by the fact that it has Europe's longest-standing border. Its nine centuries of history are filled with epic heroes, fierce battles and romantic legends, and visitors can find remnants of all of this anywhere in the country. A...

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Inside Portugal

THIS MONTH'S TRAVEL SECRET: A generous queen becomes a saint The university city of Coimbra, in Portugal's Centro Region, is the site of one of the greatest love stories of this country's long history and where the remains of a woman now revered as Queen Saint Isabel...

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Spain River Cruise Savings

SAVE UP TO $300 PER COUPLE ON UNIWORLD PORTUAL/SPAIN GRAND RIVER CRUISE Just as champagne must come from the Champagne region of France, Port must come from Portugal - at least to officially be called such. Travel with Uniworld to learn from Portuguese winemakers how...

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