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Lisbon is one of the most atmospheric cities in Europe, but this small, highly historic country isn't done yet. There's the balmy resort region of Algarve, the green north, home of Port wine; and Atlantic islands Madeira and the Azores; and more.

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Comment by EnLinea Media on April 20, 2011 at 12:22pm
Comment by David Paul Appell on April 16, 2011 at 11:32am
I haven't read the piece, but I do think it's likely the author is not necessarily "advocating" running through Portugal with a checklist, but rather had in mind the unfortunate fact that many Americans, at least, rarely have much more than a week's vacation at a time. So especially with transatlantic fares being so high this summer, the mentality of many would be try to get the most sightseeing bang for the buck by packing in as much as they can into that precious week.  The sad fact is that few Americans with jobs have the luxury of lounging leisurely around the way Europeans do on holiday if they want to experience a significant portion of another country.  I wish it were otherwise, but if wishes were fishes...
Comment by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers on April 16, 2011 at 8:37am
They are right only in that you could physically go all those places in a week. But what would be the point of just running through? Portugal is a place to savor, as Buzzy does, not to run through with a checklist in hand, as AP evidently advocates.
Comment by Buzzy Gordon on April 15, 2011 at 11:21pm

What a joke. Sounds like the writer's idea of a "sampling" is taken from the movie "If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium."

I spent close to a week in central Portugal alone, exploring fascinating history and amazing scenery and terrific food -- and never even made it to Lisbon, or Porto, or the Algarve!

Comment by Northeast News on April 15, 2011 at 9:26pm

An AP article says that Portugal offers good value. Agreed. Then it says you can enjoy all of Portugal in one week. "One week in Portugal is plenty to sample Lisbon's historic wonders, then travel by train to Porto, another Atlantic Ocean port city, and squeeze in a visit to a winery. Within that period you could do sun and sea at the beaches in southern Algarve province." 

Do you agree with that? 

Comment by Portugal Dream Coast on April 7, 2011 at 8:43am

Erected at a height of 113 meters above sea level, as sign of gratitude of peace , Christ of King was thought by Cardeal D. Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira (the mentor of the project) .

 

D. Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira, after a trip to Christ Redentor in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) in 1934 though on his construction, but only in 1949 started and ended in 1959, has a sign of gratitude to absence of Portugal in World War II . More information on Christ the King , clicking here .

 

Christ the King in near Almada, a city with more than 160.000 people , also famous for his bridge 25th April (2,7 kms). Has lots of known beaches like Costa da Caparica, Praia da Saúde, Cabana do Pescador, Fonte da Telha and lots of others. Golf, surf, bodyboarding or kitesurf are sports that we usually see at this part of the coast. Amazing locals for photography.

Comment by Portugal Dream Coast on March 9, 2011 at 6:12am
Seven hotspots on the Portugal Dream Coast, from north (Alcochete) to South (Sines), you have amazing options between practise on the Tejo River or in Atlantic Ocean . Take a look on the map.
Comment by joao cabral on February 11, 2011 at 10:00am
Comment by Portugal Dream Coast on February 9, 2011 at 1:52pm
Some flowers of Portugal Dream Coast, colours, nature , a land of dreams.

Comment by Portugal Dream Coast on February 8, 2011 at 6:13am

On 19th and 20th February, Hotel do Sado will organize the event called 3rd Photography Workshop with the photographers Nuno Baptista and Jorge Vilela. After the success of registration for the 2nd edition also during February, photographers will discuss over the two days, topics such as: light, camera and its operation, shooting outside and on the nightfall, portrait with artificial lighting using the presence of a model, portrait with natural light, Photoshop introduction with some software and photos exercises. Check more detail .

 

 

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