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…


Portuguese Piri Piri Chicken Recipe

My grandmother's Portuguese Piri Piri Chicken Recipe will add some authentic Portuguese fiery…


Beira Baixa in Centro de Portugal

Right across Beira Baixa in Centro de Portugal you will encounter, time and time again, what are…


Parque Natural do Tejo Internacional

In Centro de Portugal it's easy to get carried away, it can happen in a number of ways. You may be…


Beira Baixa Heritage

If this part of the region of Centro de Portugal leaves the visitor only one impression, it will be…


Belmonte in Centro de Portugal

There is something familiar to the look of Belmonte Castle, deep in the green mountains of…


Natura Glamping

At Casa do Guarda, close to the heart of the Serra Gardunha mountain range, Jorge Pessoa is rightly…