The Potential Of Sacred Places As A Tool For Sustainable Tourism Development
New flights bring this evergreen destination closer to New England
Montemor-o-Velho is famous for its ancient castle rising above the Mondego River.
Cork… ever wonder where it comes from? Portugal! Cork is a unique substance and the perfect closure for wine. A totally natural product, cork is environmentally friendly, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. There is enough cork today in the forests of Portugal to last more than 100 years. Under a reforestation program, Portugal’s cork forests are now growing by four percent a year on average.
The farming town of Almeirim is not far from Lisbon - and just outside of Santarém. But Almeirim is also home to the famous sopa da pedra (stone soup). The guarded recipe dates back generations, and the soup is the reason many come to this charming town.
The Colossus is composed of two pieces, the lower half, and the part with the arms and head that were found a few days later buried a few yards away from where the bottom. It is from the dawn of human history - and it could be an ancient fertility image. how he was used in ancient fertility rites is probably best left unknown....
Portugal is full of luscious gardens from north to south, where visitors can catch a cool breeze on the warmest of days and, possibly, learn the secrets of Portugal's history.
The first thing to do before making a decision is visit the island or islands, explore them and understand which one fits your needs and your retirement ideals best. Azores Airlines has flights leaving Boston, Providence and Oakland. It is almost certain than among 9 islands at least one will fulfill all your check boxes.
Sagres Vacations, an international tour operator and destination specialist for Portugal and Spain opened its newest location in Portugal.
Azores Airlines takes you to Portugal, but it is up to you to explore the country as you wish. Lisbon and Porto are both great cities, no doubt about it, and very different from each other, but Portugal is way more than its two biggest cities.