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All About Portugal | August 6, 2020

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Central Portugal

Central Portugal is another Portuguese region unknown for many, like the Alentejo. However, it is worthy of a visit for its magnificent landscapes, its historic villages and its amazing coastline, with some of the world’s best spots for surfing like Nazaré or Peniche.

UNESCO World Heritage Site, Monastery of Batalha

August 8, 2012 |

The Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha was built to meet a vow by King João, the Master of Avis & the future king of Portugal, to celebrate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of … Read More

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima

April 28, 2012 |

John Paul II named Fatima the altar of the world due to his devotion to Our Lady of Fatima for saving his life after the attempt he suffered

Fatima, a small town north of Lisbon that was once a backwater … Read More

A day in Tomar, Central Portugal

March 19, 2012 |

A day in Tomar, Portugal, is a true unforgettable experience, either for the rich Heritage as well as for the magnificent views that characterize the area.

Today I invite you for a day in Center Portugal, namely in the Tomar … Read More

Serra da Estrela cheese, a delicacy from Portugal

December 4, 2011 | | One Comment

Serra da Estrela cheese, coming from the highest Portuguese mountain, has a unique and singular taste that makes it one of the best cheeses in the world.

In the green and cold highlands of Serra da Estrela is to be … Read More

Bread museum, a place to learn and to taste

November 26, 2011 |

Bread Museum in Serra da Estrela is the place to find out the traditional production processes of Portuguese breads and bread’s importance and development.

In the middle of Serra da Estrela there is one of the most visited Portuguese museums, … Read More

Fatima, altar of the world

November 24, 2011 |

Fatima, altar of the world is the title of this village considered one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage places. John Paul II was one of its most fervent devotes.

Once upon a time there was a rural little village … Read More

Serra da Estrela Natural Park

November 11, 2011 | | 3 Comments

Serra da Estrela Natural Park is an amazing destination not only for its beautiful landscape but also for its gastronomy, history and culture

With more than 100.000 ha, Serra da Estrela Natural Park is a natural paradise with a landscape … Read More

Porto de Mos Castle, a sui generis monument

November 5, 2011 |

Porto de Mos Castle is a amazing Portuguese monument that distinguishes itself from all the rest by its great tall, green and sharp towers. It’s truly unique!

The tall, green and sharp towers of the Porto de Mos Castle stand … Read More

Patriarchal See of Viseu

October 30, 2011 |

The Patriarchal See of Viseu, Northern Portugal is a magnificent display of several architectonic styles as the construction works lasted for many centuries.

Writing about the Patriarchal See of Viseu brought back to my mind some moments long gone. It … Read More

A tour through the World Heritage Portuguese Monasteries

October 16, 2011 |

To tour through the World Heritage Portuguese Monasteries will take you into a memorable voyage through the great Portuguese history since its early years.

Centre Portugal offers you an outstanding monastic triangle formed by the Alcobaça Monastery, Batalha Monastery and … Read More