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Gold from the Portuguese Discoveries

Gold from the Portuguese Discoveries

Portuguese brought many richest from their maritime Discoveries around the world in the XV and XVI centuries. This is a Justo, a currency that enhanced the prestige and power of the Portuguese king Dom João II, over 500 years ago! This coin was minted in 1485 with gold from the western coast of Africa, mainly...
Rabelo boats

Rabelo boats

Belfries always around us

Belfries always around us

In Porto belfries have the most romantic views of the city. #VeraDantas #PortoEnvolto #Porto #Oporto
Torre dos Clérigos, The magical Tower of Porto

Torre dos Clérigos, The magical Tower of Porto

Wherever you are, if you are looking at the heart of Porto you can´t miss it: the beautiful XVIII century Torre dos Clérigos (Clerigos Tower) stands out as the main Porto landmark. Firmly rooted in Porto’s identity, it was inaugurated in 1763, rises about 76 meters high and is the most visited monument of Porto. The Church...
4º Congresso APECATE: As empresas de Congressos, Animação Turística e Eventos reúnem-se no Hotel da Vista Alegre para captarem negócios

4º Congresso APECATE: As empresas de Congressos, Animação Turística e Eventos reúnem-se no Hotel da Vista Alegre para captarem negócios

Alguns dos principais especialistas nacionais e internacionais nas áreas da organização de congressos e eventos e da animação turística (turismo de ar livre e turismo cultural) irão debater nos dias 29 e 30 de Janeiro, em Ílhavo, as melhores formas de captar negócio nestes sectores. O palco pertence ao 4º Congresso da APECATE e o...
"Just stretching my wings", would this duck say

“Just stretching my wings”, would this duck say

  Lying calmly in a rabelo boat mast while stretching its dark brown wings, this cute duck couldn’t be happier. The poetic Douro river bench in Gaia, the city that has the best view to Porto, not only portrais the historical Port Wine Cellars, but also houses some beautiful water birds.   #VeraDantas #PortoEnvolto #Porto #Douro #Nature #Goodmoments...
Porto after the flood of the Douro river

Porto after the flood of the Douro river

      This morning, crossing the D.Luis Bridge over Porto and Gaia, I couldn’t resist to step out of the light rail and see at close the damages caused on Porto after the flood of the Douro river due to bad weather yesterday. During the night, Porto and Gaia waterfronts were under water after the...
New Year's Eve Fireworks in Porto 2016

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Porto 2016

  New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Porto 2016 By Vera Dantas   #VeraDantas #PortoEnvolto #Porto #City #BonsMomentos #Travel #Lifestyle
DeCastro Gaia, onde o vinho casa com os petiscos portugueses

DeCastro Gaia, onde o vinho casa com os petiscos portugueses

Nestes primeiros dias de Inverno, em que a cidade arrefece lentamente à espera de um novo ano, visitei um lugar onde alguns dos melhores vinhos do Douro e do Porto têm morada segura, em harmonia com os sabores dos petiscos portugueses tradicionais. No moderno Espaço Porto Cruz, na ribeira de Gaia, abre-se sobre o rio...
Porto Luxury Christmas Gift Guide 2015 - Editor's choice

Porto Luxury Christmas Gift Guide 2015 – Editor’s choice

If you’re travelling to Porto this Christmas season, this Porto Luxury Christmas Gift Guide 2015 reveals to you some of the best possible luxury gifts to take back home with you. Portuguese brands, renowned for their high quality and design, are conquering the world. Discover their glamorous shops and experience a unique blend of rich heritage...
Seagull yawning in Porto

Seagull yawning in Porto

  A seagull is yawning at daybreak in the historical center of Porto, a vibrant coastal city full of lively details. Being from a maritime city, I’m familiar wit seagulls, but I admit I had never quite seen a seagull yawning. After all, these brave seabirds also get morning laziness. Nevertheless, there they are, always splendidly...
Porto Envolto is Lifecooler's guest blog this week!

Porto Envolto is Lifecooler’s guest blog this week!

Porto Envolto is this week’s guest blogger at Lifecooler‘s magazine website! I’m very happy to begin a partnership with the biggest Portugal travel site! I was asked to recommend a restaurant to spend a nice evening, if possible a cosy place with a Portuguese feeling. Well there were several possible suggestions I could give, but in the...
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