Posts tagged "Portugal"
Palacio da Bolsa: Looking up to be amazed | Palácio da Bolsa: Ouro sobre azul

Palacio da Bolsa: Looking up to be amazed | Palácio da Bolsa: Ouro sobre azul

There´s a monument in Porto which defies your eyes: you must look up to be amazed! The Palácio da Bolsa in Porto stands out among the old rooftops of the historic center as a great tribute to the emerging nineteenth century bourgeoisie of the city, which both contributed to its prosperity and prestige. It was...
Matosinhos une-se a Rally de Portugal com rota gastronómica "Rally Fish"

Matosinhos une-se a Rally de Portugal com rota gastronómica “Rally Fish”

Matosinhos junta-se este ano ao mítico Rally de Portugal para a entrega dos prémios aos vencedores, no domingo 19 na Marginal da cidade, para levar os seus visitantes numa rota gastronómica inspirada na maior prova de velocidade automóvel do país. Com o Rally Fish, o Turismo da Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos criou um roteiro que promove de...
Porto Medieval Wall: wallking on history|Visitar a Muralha Fernandina do Porto

Porto Medieval Wall: wallking on history|Visitar a Muralha Fernandina do Porto

Porto Medieval Wall, known as Fernandine Wall, was built to substitute the old late-medieval defensive wall that, by the 15th century, had become too small for the growing city. It was rebuilt by the king D. Fernando, after whom it was named, between 1368 and 1437 with money from the wine transfer tax and it was about...
Boa Nova Chapel, a Franciscan legacy| Capela da Boa Nova, um legado dos Franciscanos

Boa Nova Chapel, a Franciscan legacy| Capela da Boa Nova, um legado dos Franciscanos

The beautiful Capela da Boa Nova is a magical reminder of the ancient Franciscan Convent that was built in these rocks almost 700 years ago. In Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos, Portugal. Even under rain, I couldn’t resist photographing it! A belíssima Capela da Boa Nova é um testemunho mágico do antigo convento dos Franciscanos que...

Wine Dinner Giveaway winner

The winner of the Giveaway Wine2Dine offered by Porto Cruz in partnership with Porto Envolto is the contestant no. 58, Ricardo Matosinhos (there were a total of 58 contestants, therefore 58 is the highest and closest number to the termination of the 25 th April ‘s Lotaria Clássica 1st prize, with the no. 10499 – see oficial...
An amazing Art Deco gallery in Avenida dos Aliados | Uma deslumbrante galeria Art Deco da Avenida dos Aliados

An amazing Art Deco gallery in Avenida dos Aliados | Uma deslumbrante galeria Art Deco da Avenida dos Aliados

Everyday I find charming details walking around my city, Porto. Today I stopped to take a look at the Building  of the Portuguese Bank of Caixa Geral de Depósitos in Avenida dos Aliados, downtown Porto. The monumental gates in copper and wrought iron open to a spacious gallery sustained by eight red marble columns in ionic style....

When Port Wine colours become paintings! | Quando as cores do Vinho do Porto pintam!

Did you ever imagine having a cup of delicious Port Wine in front of you and, instead of indulging yourself by drinking it, use it as ink to create a work of art? Or, in other words, imagine that Port Wine colours become paintings? Well, that’s exactly what artist Gabriela Gonçalves has been doing for some...
Rabelo boats

Rabelo boats

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...
Guia de Compras de Natal de Luxo no Porto 2015 - As escolhas da editora

Guia de Compras de Natal de Luxo no Porto 2015 – As escolhas da editora

Neste Guia de Compras de Natal de Luxo no Porto mostro-lhe alguns dos melhores presentes que pode encontrar na cidade. As marcas portuguesas, reconhecidas pela sua elevada qualidade e pelo seu design sofisiticado, estão a conquistar o mundo. Descubra as lojas glamorosas que respiram a combinação única entre a riqueza do nosso património e o nosso...
Beautiful Porto foggy morning

Beautiful Porto foggy morning

Today I awaked to a beautiful Porto foggy morning. I took this picture because all the urban ambience of the romantic Aliados Avenue seemed to be trapped in a misty witch spell. And when I uploaded it into my computer I realised that the picture seems to have been taken in black and white, if only it...
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