Azulejos of Porto

When visiting Porto in November 2016, we were amazed by the diversity, creativity and radiance of the Azulejos, that are pretty much covering everything in Portugal in general and Porto in particular. Azulejos have their origin in the Arabic az-zulayj meaning “polished stone” and were introduced into Portugal by king Manuel I after a visit to Seville…

Porto City Guide

Porto is – well deserved – being named as one of the hottest cities in Europe to visit. And with good reason! This trendy city has great architecture, cool cocktail bars, lots of charm, a long history and excellent shopping. Oh yeah: and Port Wine too! Budget airlines have made this overlooked gem very popular…

Portugal in Pictures

With a base in Porto for the whole month of November 2016, the Travel Team explored the city and surrounding sights such as UNESCO World Heritage recognised Douro Valley, Guimaraes – the birthplace of Portugal and Braga – city of archbishops. Here’s our best pics of Portugal, including the Supermoon of November 2016! If you want to…

Art Nouveau in Porto

Art Nouveau was an international style that included architecture, interior design, graphic art, textiles, lighting, furniture, jewellery etc. and it can be found all over Europe. It was most popular from 1890 to 1910 and in only twenty years, it gave to the world beautiful pieces of art and architecture, that still shine today in…

About Portugal

  As the oldest nation in Europe, Portugal became a kingdom in 1139 and that lasted until the 1910 Revolution. After the 1910 Revolution, democracy was replaced by an authoritarian regime. In 1974, democracy was restored and living standards increased when the country became member of the European Union. Today, Portugal is a highly developed…