The airline will offer 11 flights per week from Boston and 1 from Providence with its new A321neo aircraft
The iconic hotel just in the heart of the two historical Lisbon's neighbourhoods of Chiado and Bairro Alto was closed since last year for some recoveries. With more space, a reinforced upper floor and a great view, the essence of this place got preserved by the hands of the well acclaimed architect Souto Moura.
Since Roman times, the water in Portugal has been used for therapeutic purposes. Thanks to their purity and diversity, spas remain a source of well being even today. The Centro region was favored by the Romans for the purity of its waters and it was that here they built spas for the treatment of bodily and spiritual ailments.
Every Portuguese city has examples of the Art Deco era in its architecture--that period between the 1930s and the 1950s. The Portuguese commonly referred to this time period as the "fascist" era, when the state had a program of erecting public buildings that were to be symbols and tools of propaganda. Consequently, many Portuguese people do not give much attention to these buildings. The most noteworthy include the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon, the new university at Coimbra, and the buildings along the marina at Ponta Delgada.
This is the second edition of the fishing competition at the Central region of Portugal happening between May and October
The Portuguese Easter celebration includes the visiting of Christ on the cross to the families's houses for blessings. Compasso is the name of the small catholic group that, headed by a Judge that carries the cross, goes through every town's street ringing the bells announcing the Christ's resurrection.
About midway between Boston and mainland Portugal sits the Azores, a collection of nine islands scattered over several hundred nautical miles. The closest point to Europe from the United States, the Azores is an autonomous region of Portugal, and just four hours by plane from Boston.
The famous portuguese singer, Antonio Zambujo, is giving a special azorean tour. On May, he will be performing with his guitar through all the islands to bring a taste of fado for the Atlantic.
An old tradition gets repeated in Azores every Easter: Pilgrims form groups of men that walk around the island for a week praying and singing with their rosaries to protect the island. Until Thursday before Easter, around 2.500 men from all ages take this journey around S. Miguel with the population providing them shelter and supplies.
The 'Tree of the Year' annual competition promoted by EPA looks for trees with stories. It was the first time Portugal was participating and The Whistler took away the first prize just on the International Forrest Day.