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Palacio Nacional de Sintra | Visiting Portugal

<b>Palacio Nacional de Sintra</b><br>Address: Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra, Portugal 2710-616<br>Phone: +351 219 106 840<p>The Palacio Nacional de Sintra is a …

11 Recipes You’d Never Guess Contained Tofu

It’s time to rethink your stance on tofu, which is so much more than a meat alternative or questionable impulse purchase from your local health food …

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

The best beaches in Portugal: readers' travel tips

From the best stretches of sand for families in the Algarve to the beach with a starring role in a James Bond scene, readers pick their favourite spots on Portugal's dramatic Atlantic coastline<p>• <b>To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotels.com voucher, go to Guardian</b> …

The Ultimate Guide to Toll Roads in Portugal. What Every Traveler Should Know.

Days before driving into Portugal on a three week whirlwind tour that took us from Salamanca, Spain to Porto in the north down the coast to the …

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Day trips from Lisbon, Portugal: readers' travel tips

The Convento de Cristo in Tomar is probably one of the most spectacular places in Portugal. Founded by the Knights Templar, it's a beautiful, mysterious and magical place, wonderful to discover and enjoy. Tomar is about two hours north-east of Lisbon, so an overnight stay would be even better.<br>•</i> …

Comporta, in Portugal, is like Ibiza, but on a really good day

A hip little village called Comporta, on Portugal's Troia peninsula, reminds our writer of the White Isle, but with low prices and no crowds<p>An hour south of Lisbon, and 12 miles west of the main A2 highway that directs the sun-seeking crowds to the Algarve, is a stretch of Mr Whippy-white sand …

Trains from Porto to the Douro Valley | Visiting Portugal

Trains from Porto to the Douro Valley are one of the most scenic ways to travel when you are visiting Portugal. The route goes inland along the …

Three magical days on the Rota Vicentina | Travel Feature

We were sampling the inland Historical Way first, walking from San Luis to Odemira. This section offers easy walking with plentiful vistas and little …

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Ten top places to stay in Portugal | Travel Feature

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Portugal's Alentejo coast: 10 best budget beach hotels and campsites

The beaches of Portugal's Alentejo region are mostly part of the south-west Alentejo and Vicentina Coast natural park, making this one of Europe's best-preserved coastlines. But while strict planning laws have restricted the building of high rises, you can still find lovely places to stay on the …

Simply Sintra: magic and mystery on Portugal's Atlantic coast

The best ones are right under the rocks," said Nuno Aramac, before slipping under the water like a seal. The two of us had swum to the base of a cliff where we were collecting goose barnacles. I say "we", it was actually Nuno who was doing all the work, scraping away at the rocks with a chisel-like …

Urban treasures in Oporto

Portugal’s second largest city is tumbledown and artistic, historic and young, full of nightlife, graffiti art and classic flavours.<p>It never takes long before people realize that Oporto (known to locals as Porto) is an extraordinary city. Perhaps they will be standing along the Douro River in Villa …

The secret's out: Portugal's Troia is the new Algarve, says Chelsea's Jose Mourinho

By<p>The Portuguese used to say Troia was one of their best-kept secrets. Not any more. Now they're calling it 'the new Algarve', because it has beaches …

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A Picturesque Stroll Through Colorful Coimbra

I'm enjoying my visit to Coimbra. Just an hour from Lisbon, Coimbra is sort of the Oxford or Cambridge of Portugal --the home of its most venerable university. Here are a few colorful slices-of-life that I collected during my latest trip.<p>Coimbra Market -- In the EU, but Still Funky<p>Every city in …

A foodie tour of Portugal's Alentejo

The Alentejo is the breadbasket of Portugal, makes half its wine and is the largest producer of cork in the world. We round up the region's best restaurants, vineyards and places to stay<p>'Food is important here in Alentejo," says Gertrudes Alfacinha. "But only good food!" My host is one of the city …

Insider's Guide to Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon's best restaurants, shops, hotels and museums, according to chef José Avillez, actor Daniela Ruah, novelist Robert Wilson and designer Alexandra Champalimaud<p>THIS CITY IS often overlooked as a destination, considered an also-ran to Paris, Rome and other European capitals, with their iconic …

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10 of the best restaurants and cafes in Lisbon

Lisbon holidays,Restaurants,Food and drink,City breaks,Portugal holidays,Europe holidays,Travel,Food & drink,Top 10s<p>As Lisbon's biggest market is transformed into a gourmet food hall, we take a look at the best places to eat in Portugal's capital, a city renowned for its seafood – and custard</b> …

A guide to Portugal’s Alentejo region, home of Europe’s finest beaches

Forget Ibiza. Forget the Riviera. In fact, forget the Med altogether. Portugal’s Alentejo region is lined with glorious beaches – but not many people seem to know about them<p>It’s 7pm on a balmy Saturday night in June, and I have just ordered my first Sagres beer in I Cervejaria, a restaurant in …

Lagoa Do Fogo Is The Hike You Must Add To Your Bucket List

São Miguel Island has no shortage of gorgeous natural scenery. But Lagoa do Fogo might take the cake for the most stunning spot around.<p>Lagoa do Fogo (aka "Lake of Fire") is a crater lake at the center of São Miguel Island in Azores, Portugal. It sits within the Agua de Pau stratovolcano.<p>While São …

Visiting the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal

We inch up the serpentine bends, pulling the car precariously close to the side of the narrow road closer to the river, as an SUV returning from the …

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Top Ten Things to Do in Porto, Portugal

01 of 10<p>Port Tasting<p>Do a tour of a port cellar or two. Most of the port producers have a building in Vila Nova de Gaia just across the river from …

Ten things to do in Porto, Portugal

<i>Portugal’s second city offers endless possibilities.<br>Here for a weekend break? Check out my ten top tips.</i><p>1. Hostel or hotel?<p>Budget usually dictates …

Visit to Portugal: Two Days in Cascais

The fourth and final stop on our tour of Portugal was the tony seaside village of Cascais, on the Atlantic coast about 25 miles west of Lisbon. …