Thursday, 29 May 2014

PORTUGAL TRAVEL AWARDS - Best Travel Photo Blog

Every year, the Publituris - the oldest publication of trade in Portugal on the sector of Tourism and Travel - assigns the Portugal Travel Awards, to those who are the best of each sector.

This year the winner of the category, Best Travel Photo Blog was "Uma Foto, Uma História", written by Gabriel Soeiro Gomes
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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

PORTUGAL'S BEST ROMANTIC HOTELS - QUINTA DAS LÁGRIMAS

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On the site of a famous but tragic fourteenth-century love story between Prince Pedro and Inês de Castro, Quinta das Lágrimas Palace holds the secrets of this fateful affair. Providing a superb choice of accommodation, guests may choose from the magnificent 18th-century palace, the Garden residence or the slick modernity of the Spa building, and enjoy a nine-hole pitch-and-putt course, a lake, two pools and a Michelin-starred restaurant. 

POUSADAS DE PORTUGAL


Pousadas de Portugal is a chain of luxury, traditional or historical hotels in 

Portugal, located in castles, monasteries, fortresses and places of special natural beauty and created in 1941, by Antonio Ferro.

Each "pousada" reflects the character of the local region with an unique design and decor. 

Nowadays, the are thirty five "pousadas" in Portugal, which give you the opportunity to know our country, north to south. From the green valleys of Minho and the beautifull landscapes of the Douro valley, to the golden plains of Alentejo or the fine sand and warm water of the Algarve Coast, let be enchanted by Portugal.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

VIDAGO PALACE HOTEL



One hundred years later, the Vidago Palace, formely holiday residence of King D. Carlos in the beginning of the 20th century, finally opened it doors in 2010. The building recoers its initial splendour, after the introduction of modern luxuries and extensive restoration work by prize-winning designers José Pedro Lopes Vieira and Diego Rose Lã.

The Vidago Palace hotel, its also knowned for its sophisticated Spa, designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portugal's most renowned architect. 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

PORTUGAL'S BEST ROMANTIC HOTELS - HOTEL TALISMAN



At the historical center of Ponta Delgada, in Azores, we can find a charming hotel overlooking a beautiful park, the Hotel Talisman.

Its interior reveals the secret of good taste from open colors, textures and a hint of luxury, to the flow of the stairs and the warm glow of the winter gardenThe old wing is elegantly furnished in a classical style, whilst the new wing offers accommodation in a more minimalist style.

Monday, 19 May 2014

PORTUGAL'S BEST ROMANTIC HOTELS - TIVOLI PALÁCIO DOS SETEAIS

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In Sintra, in a land not so far away (30 minutes away from Lisbon by car), you can step into a fairy tale at the Palácio de Seteais. Built by the Dutch Council of Portugal in 1787 and an occasional residence for King João VI, this pin-drop peaceful 30-room hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage-protected costal region of Sintra is now an Arcadia for rest-seekers with a royal imagination.

A perfect white palace with trim, lemon tree dappled grounds, the Palácio de Seteais has a beautiful view over the heart-swelling 19th century architecture of Sintra and the lush, green mountains that shroud it. Playful Rococo-style murals by the 18th century painter Jean-Baptiste Pillement cover the walls of the hotel's several living rooms and restaurant, and any furniture that isn't surviving from that century has been styled to appear as though it is. The hotel closed for a year in 2009 to restore the murals to their former freshness and add tasteful mod-cons to the bedrooms - which are spacious with tall ceilings (if you stay on the ground floor), large sash windows to welcome the light, and beds so luxurious the tale of Rip Van Winkle would still be on-going had he stayed here.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

HOTEL HERITAGE AVENIDA LIBERDADE


The Hotel Heritage Avenida Liberdade is a small boutique hotel, located in Lisbon's main avenue, Avenida da Liberdade.

Design by Miguel Cancio Martins, a world-famous architect, the hotel is situated in an 18th century building with a facede which retains its original wooden entrance and shutters as well as the Pombaline tiles in the interior.