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  • The spirit of fado in Lisbon

    The spirit of fado in Lisbon

    July 25th, 2018Sarah Gilbert
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    An intrinsic element of musical tradition in Portugal – fado is a form of melancholic song that characterises the heart of Portuguese culture. Sarah Gilbert visits the streets of Lisbon‘s Alfama neighbourhood in search of the spirit of fado. Museu do Fado “Fadista Ana Moura once said she had saudade over not having saudade,” Dalila... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons why you should visit Portugal in 2018

    6 reasons why you should visit Portugal in 2018

    May 4th, 2018Matthew Hancock
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    Portugal is less than three hours’ flight time from the UK, while flights from the US are generally available for under $500. Moreover, once you get there, it’s one of the cheapest destinations in the EU. But if those reasons are not enough to persuade you, here are six more why Portugal is the must-try... Read more »

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  • Your Portugal itinerary: 4 road trip ideas to explore the country

    Your Portugal itinerary: 4 road trip ideas to explore the country

    May 3rd, 2018Matthew Hancock
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    Portugal is having a real purple patch right now. It’s one of the safest and least expensive countries in Europe with a balmy year-round sunny climate. Your dilemma might be where to head for first, as there are regular low-cost flights to Porto in the north, Lisbon in the centre and the Algarve in the... Read more »

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  • Video: 5 places you need to visit in Portugal

    Video: 5 places you need to visit in Portugal

    April 30th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Wondering where to go in Portugal? From buzzing, up-and-coming Porto to Lisbon‘s famous nightlife and the ever-popular golden beaches of the Algarve, Portugal has something to offer any kind of traveller. Here, we list the best places to visit in Portugal.   Discover more of Portugal with The Rough Guide to Portugal. Compare flights, find tours, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget... Read more »

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  • Porto versus Lisbon: which should you visit first?

    Porto versus Lisbon: which should you visit first?

    March 7th, 2018Amanda Tomlin
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    Porto and Lisbon have much in common – both are hilly cities, with attractive riverside quarters and winding warrens of old lanes and alleyways. Portugal’s two main cities both have fantastic restaurants – with a good mix of traditional and Michelin-starred cuisine – plus great bars and nightlife. Add all this to the fact that... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Porto

    An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Porto

    February 13th, 2018Amanda Tomlin
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    Porto’s cityscape of narrow streets and stepped alleys spreads up the steep slopes of the Douro river to a centre full of broad squares, Neoclassical buildings and lavishly tiled Baroque churches. But it’s not all about the history. The city’s lively nightlife, hip cafés and restaurants and a newly revitalized art scene make it the... Read more »

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  • Where to eat in Lisbon: an area-by-area guide

    Where to eat in Lisbon: an area-by-area guide

    August 24th, 2017Matthew Hancock
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    Lisbon has rightly garnered a reputation as being one of Europe’s hippest cities – but Portuguese cuisine remains somewhat unknown. Rest assured, though, Lisbon’s food scene is every bit as exciting as the city’s nightlife, trams and quirky charm. Here’s our expert guide to the best places to eat around the capital. Best place to... Read more »

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  • Portugal travel tips: 10 things you need to know before you go

    Portugal travel tips: 10 things you need to know before you go

    February 1st, 2017Matthew Hancock
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    With its stunning beaches, friendly people, unspoilt countryside and tasty local cuisine, Portugal is, unsurprisingly, one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. If you’re planning a trip, here are 10 tips from Matthew Hancock, co-author of The Rough Guide to Portugal, to help you find the most authentic parts of the country, escape the crowds and get even more for... Read more »

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  • The 10 best beaches in Portugal

    The 10 best beaches in Portugal

    January 20th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    For many travellers, Portugal is synonymous with images of golden sun-baked beaches. And with a generous 1700 kilometres of coastline, there’s enough sand for everyone. Famed for its wonderful, resort-groomed beaches the south-facing Algarve coast may be the country’s main tourist magnet, but the country is also dotted with secluded, cliff-backed coves. And there’s plenty... Read more »

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  • Undiscovered Portugal: 7 places to get off the tourist trail

    Undiscovered Portugal: 7 places to get off the tourist trail

    January 17th, 2017Matthew Hancock
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    Although Portugal is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, it is surprisingly easy to get away from it all and escape the crowds. Most people head west from Lisbon airport into the bustling maelstrom of the city, but head east instead over the Vasco da Gama bridge – at 11 miles, it’s Europe’s longest... Read more »

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  • What’s all the fuss about Lisbon?

    What’s all the fuss about Lisbon?

    January 12th, 2017Matthew Hancock
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    Those in the know have been quietly enjoying Lisbon’s charms for years, but the city is currently having a bit of a moment. In recent times, it’s seen the opening of a slew of modern museums, trendy clubs, smart boutique-style accommodation and the regeneration of some of its more run-down areas – all while retaining... Read more »

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  • 9 of the best pousadas in Portugal

    9 of the best pousadas in Portugal

    October 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    From Gothic monasteries and riverside palaces, to Moorish castles that loom over terraced hillsides, Portugal has a good deal of striking places to stay. Its chain of pousadas have converted historic properties across the country, turning them into dramatically sited, stunningly reimagined hotels. Whether you fancy unwinding with a spa session in an old chapel, sleeping in... Read more »

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