padrao dos descobrimentos

The History behind Padrão dos Descobrimentos|Lisbon

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos, or the Discoveries Monument, that stands today was built in time for the 500-year-anniversary of the death of Portugal’s Prince Henry the Navigator and to symbolize Portugal’s role during the Age of Discoveries. From temporary exhibition display to a modern landmark The Padrão dos Descobrimentos was originally built in 1940, as a […]

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marques de pombal palace

Marquês de Pombal Palace | InstaMeet Lisboa

InstaMeet. What’s that? It’s basically a great way for people within the Instagram community to meet each other in person and take photos together around one spot – the InstaMeetLisboa are organised by Kate and this time we went to Oeiras to photograph the Marquês de Pombal Palace. It’s very interesting, especially if you are […]

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Contramapa

Like a Local | Around Lisbon, Portugal

Diana is the travel blogger behind Contramapa, targeted at Portuguese and Brazilian independent women travellers. She’s a bookworm, passionate about writing and travelling. She decided to collect her stories in a blog, exploring Portugal and other locations around the world, such as USA and Japan. 8 MUST-SEE LOCATIONS AROUND LISBON Diana lives in Lisbon, the […]

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Know Before You Go | Portugal

Choose Shoes Wisely I know it looks like common sense, but when you are visiting a hilly city like Lisbon this needs to be highlighted! There’s no doubt that the most popular way to explore Portugal most popular spots is on foots, but considering packing a good pair of sneakers or sturdy comfortable sandals. Just […]

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casa do penedo

Casa do Penedo: A Stone Age House in Portugal

What looks like left-over boulders from the Stone Age is actually a house on a remote hillside in Northern Portugal. Casa do Penedo or the ‘House of Stone’, is a particularly odd house stands proudly at the top totally blending  into the surrounding area. If it weren’t  for  the doors, windows and roof, one could never have […]

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Livraria Lello – 110 Years of History

 Porto isn’t short of independent retailers, making it a joy for shoppers. There are lots of emporiums, markets and boutiques where you can pick up anything from handmade souvenirs and classic tomes to local cheeses and vintage ports. Livraria Lello is probably the most famous shop in Porto. The debate over the most beautiful bookstore continues, […]

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