Vista Alegre

In 1824, just outside the town of Ilhavo on the outskirts of Aveiro city, and in close proximity to…


Aveiro Ovos Moles

It is quite possible that you could spend your entire lifetime eating your way through foodstuffs…


Oeste in Centro de Portugal

Oeste in Centro de Portugal, with its long golden coastline, its centres of profound historic…


Areias do Seixo Hotel

The first thing to caress your senses as you step from your vehicle is the heady cocktail of sea…


Berlengas Islands in Centro de Portugal

The Berlengas Islands in Centro de Portugal are a group of craggy rocks jutting precariously from…


Obidos in Centro de Portugal

On first sighting, the town of Óbidos comes as another of those Centro de Portugal classics; a…


Peniche in Centro de Portugal

At the seaside town of Peniche in Centro de Portugal, fishing boats own the seas and seagulls own…


Nazare in Centro de Portugal

Just outside the pretty seaside town of Nazare in Centro de Portugal, 90 minutes north of Lisbon,…


Tomar in Centro de Portugal

The first thing you pass on your journey to the Templar city of Tomár, 60 kilometres east of…


Alcobaça Monastery in Centro de Portugal

If you plan to visit the magnificent Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça give yourself plenty of…


Batalha Monastery in Centro de Portugal

30 kilometres to the north of Alcobaça, Joaquim Ruivo - the director of the Monastery of Saint Mary…


AdegaMae Winery

Just inside the reception area of the winery, AdegaMae, not far from the Centro de Portugal town of…


Best Beaches in Central Algarve

A short guide to the Best Beaches in Central Algarve, some of Europe's finest, where the water is…


Beira Alta in Centro de Portugal

Amongst visitors to Portugal's Beira Alta, there is an air of shared conspiracy. On every…


Casas do Côro in Centro de Portugal

Despite the isolation of Marialva, Casas do Côro is a project, imagined and undertaken by the…


Côa Valley in Centro de Portugal

Not far from the town of Vila Nova de Foz Côa the Museu do Côa (Côa Museum) is one of those…


Dão Wines

It is the geography of the Beira Alta, and the Dão Valley in particular, which have made its wines…


Historical Villages of Centro de Portugal

The urban areas in the Beira Alta are mainly small, enchanting mountain villages whose histories…


Casa da Cisterna in Centro de Portugal

Despite its tiny size the village now houses the wonderful Casa da Cisterna, a boutique guesthouse…


Viseu in Centro de Portugal

The artist Vasco Fernandes, or Grão Vasco (Great Vasco) as he is better known, has left a legacy…