Posts tagged "Travel"
Vila do Conde: uma cidade inspirada na história | A city of living history

Vila do Conde: uma cidade inspirada na história | A city of living history

(English Version bellow) Lembro-me de, ainda menina, chegar a Vila do Conde através da ponte sobre o rio e ficar surpreendida com o contraste entre a magnitude do edifício neoclássico do Mosteiro de Santa Clara e o casario baixo alinhado com um pequeno e bonito jardim. Hoje em dia este contraste ainda perdura e Vila...
O Fogo de São João e a emoção de ser do Porto! | São João fireworks and the thrill of being from Porto!

O Fogo de São João e a emoção de ser do Porto! | São João fireworks and the thrill of being from Porto!

(Pt) Depois de jantar com a família ao ar livre e lançar balões, foi do Jardim do Morro, entre muita gente bem disposta, que assisti ao belíssimo fogo de artifício de São João 🙂 Espreitem estes vídeos que fiz para vos deixar alguma da magia desta noite. No primeiro, além da beleza do fogo, ouve-se no...
Armazem e Vhils: a não perder no Porto | Two new must-go sites in Porto

Armazem e Vhils: a não perder no Porto | Two new must-go sites in Porto

Right besides the Alfândega (Customs) Building in Porto’s riverside, in the old Miragaia neighbourhood, a new wall carving by Portuguese street artist Vhils (Alexandre Farto) stands alongside an out-of-the-ordinary new cultural space called Armazém (“warehouse”, in Portuguese): these are definetely two new must-go sites in Porto. For itself alone, Armazém, a place where you can find vintage items...
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...
Sunset at Douro Marina

Sunset at Douro Marina

A sunset at Douro Marina. As the sunny days return, here in Porto we get to be delighted by lavish sunsets in our lovely Douro Marina. Agora que os dias de sol estão a voltar, no Porto podemos deliciar-nos com fins de tarde extravagantes na nossa belíssima Douro Marina. #VeraDantas #PortoEnvolto #Porto #Portugal #Douro #Yachts #Marina #DouroMarina...

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...
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

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...
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
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...
Villar d'Allen: Where camellias tell a story | Onde as camélias contam uma história

Villar d’Allen: Where camellias tell a story | Onde as camélias contam uma história

To walk around Villar d’Allen is to immerse in a romantic journey through natural landscape and history, where camellias tell a story. This English manor, located in the outskirts of Porto, opens its doors to everyone who wants to see – and even call their one – some of the finest existing camellias. Native from China,...
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