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  • Portuguese Traditions for Xmas and New Year Every Traveller Should Know

    It’s almost that time of the year again. The festive season is just around the corner and will bring with it a number of Christmas and New Year traditions that you’ll have the opportunity to experience first-hand. Continue reading…

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    A Look at Martinhal Hotels and Resorts

    If you’re planning to travel to Portugal with children, we highly recommend a luxury Martinhal Hotel or Resort. Each one has been designed with families in mind to ensure that parents, grandparents and children have a fun and relaxing holiday in luxurious accommodation. With four locations available, Martinhal accommodation is perfect for family holidays to Portugal. Here we take a look at each of the four Martinhal Hotels and Resorts we offer at Pousadas of Portugal.

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    Things to do in Cascais, Portugal

    Cascais is a delightful Portuguese fishing town situated on a beautiful coastline. This coastal resort lies just outside of Lisbon, yet this pleasant town is a world away from the commotion of the bustling capital and has retained the charm of its fishing past with its daily catch still being auctioned and the colourful boats that bob in the harbour. Home to stunning sun-soaked beaches, such as Guincho – an incredible surfing beach – and picturesque ocean views, Cascais is truly a spectacular holiday destination full of heritage and history.

    We have already looked at things to make you want to visit Cascais. Now we take a look at some of the amazing things you can do whilst you’re there:

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    What to do in Belmonte, Portugal

    Huddled in the Portuguese district of Castelo Branco is the historical town of Belmonte. Brimming with religious history, Belmonte is the birth place of the man who (accidentally) discovered Brazil and is home to the largest Jewish community in the entire country. It is famous for its historical landmarks, its extensive Jewish heritage and stunning views.

    Belmonte may be small, but there are plenty of things to do. Here are just some examples of what you can get up to:

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    5 Amazing Things to Do in Beja, Portugal: Part 2

    We’ve already talked about some of the amazing things to do in Beja, but seeing as there is so much to see and do in this wonderful city, we’re doing a part two.

    Beja’s heritage is clearly showcased on the city’s gorgeous architecture and on its delicious cuisine, as well as a rich history that you can explore when you visit. This makes it a most unique city that you will love ‘getting lost’ in while discovering every nook and cranny or hidden gem. Continue reading…

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    5 Amazing Things to Do in Beja, Portugal

    Nestled in the Alentejo region of Portugal is Beja. The quaint town is embedded in the fertile farmland and sleeps patiently beside a marble castle tower on top of a 277-metre hill. Beja has existed ever since the Celts and, after many battles and historical milestones, the city has become a popular spot for the Portuguese and tourists alike. It is famous for its hot climate and its stunning and important historical remains that are still standing today with all their beauty.

    While not a big city full of hustle and bustle, the experience of Beja is one to remember. The beautiful city still offers plenty of things to do and numerous things to see. Here are just five of them.

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    What to Do in Tavira, Portugal

    Tavira is a small and quaint city on Portugal’s Algarvian coast. Straddling the Gilão River, the island has long and sandy beaches and salt pans that attract flamingos, spoonbills, and other wading birds.

    The delightful town has managed to retain its traditional charm and heritage throughout time while still growing into a flourishing go-to holiday destination. The eastern Algarve region, however, presents a much calmer and more relaxed atmosphere than the hectic western Algarve, though there are still plenty of things to do in Tavira!

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    5 Unmissable Things to See and Do in Porto – Part 1

    Visiting Porto will offer you a unique experience of Portugal – nothing else would be expected of a city that was elected The Best European Destination by the Best European Destinations Agency in 2014 and 2017! Continue reading…

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    Bonita Faial: Hydrangeas to Horta

    Faial Island is a Portuguese Island of the Central Group of the Azores. The Azores are made up by São Miguel Island, Terceira Island, Pico Island (Faial’s nearest neighbour, east across the channel) São Jorge Island, Graciosa, Santa Maria Island, Corvo Island, Flores Island and of course the stunning Faial Island.

    The island sometimes gets referred to as the Ilha Azul (Blue Island) due to the large quantity of hydrangeas that bloom in the summer months, creating a spectacle!

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