What’s up in Lisbon in November 2017?

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I can honestly say that traveling to Portugal in autumn is not at all a bad idea, particularly this year, which has proven to be one of the driest and warmest in recent history. What’s up in Lisbon in November 2017?

Here are some of the events and activities you can opt to enjoy in the Portuguese capital city during the last month of autumn:

November 2017 is marked by the Web Summit Lisbon 2017 scheduled for 6-9 November 2017. Following the success of last year’s event, the municipality has decided to reiterate this with another edition, aimed at fronting third generation technology, entrepreneurship and innovation conferences in an international context. A lot of European guests are invited to take part in this display.

Lisbon is a great tourist hub, so tourist fairs are not uncommon here. Nevertheless, the Lisbon Tourism Summit (scheduled for November 2nd) is something altogether different. It is a very good all day event meant to promote local tourism and to address the challenges of this industry while also indicating its strengths and action points.

Do you like music? Is you are into pop music and you remember Shakira’s hits? She just might like to share them with the Lisbon public during her Lisbon concert on November 22nd 2017. You can join her in her concert.

And here are also some activities to explore in Lisbon in November and actually at all times.

You can always go online and book a Lisbon tour. The price is accessible and the driver will also serve as a tour guide. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with all the areas of the city and then, after the tour, decide on which ones to cross on foot.

There are also a lot of free attractions, one of them being the Palacio do Beau Sejour. This is a mystical and beautiful vintage building with wonderful interior gardens you can explore.

Fun amazing facts about Portugal – Part 1

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Summer is the most glorious time of the year in this wonderful country at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, so to celebrate this, let’s take a moment to talk about some fun amazing facts about Portugal!

Apart from the fact that it is home to some of the kindest people in the world, Portugal is a wonderful country, one that boasts with an amazing history, an inventive cuisine and an outstanding number of natural beauties.

Here are some things you may not have known about our favorite spot on the map:

  1. Portugal is the oldest country in Europe – or at least the oldest one with defined borders. In fact, Portugal has preserved its borders since 1249.
  2. Lisbon is also old – so old, that it actually surpasses Rome by some 4 solid centuries.
  3. Port wine is the most famous alcoholic beverage produced in Portugal, a living legacy of the green vineyards along the Douro Valley. What does a wine bottle need, apart from… well, content? A cork, silly! This leads us to fun fact #3: Portugal is the largest producer of cork in the world. It has the largest cork forest, hence the 70% worldwide production of… cork!
  4. Portuguese is the official language of 9 countries. It is also one of the 5 romance languages (along with French, Spanish, Italian and Romanian). Portuguese is spoken by some 220 million people! And there are quite a few dialects to speak of, standard “European” Portuguese famously differing from Brazilian Portuguese, for instance.
  5. Portugal is one of the most accessible tourist destinations for Western Europeans. The sunny shores of the Algarve and the welcoming, cosmopolitan air of the capital city, Lisbon, with its yellow trams and cobblestone alleys, welcome thousands of tourists each and every year. Services are also relatively accessible: for instance, with under 30 EUR, you can get a Lisbon airport transfer to Lisbon city.

A time to golf… in Obidos!

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There’s a time for everything and the coming of spring opens new and exciting horizons to reflect on. And there is, among many things, also a time to golf… in Obidos!

Discover the hidden Lisbon this March 2017 – Part 2

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Do you want to discover the hidden Lisbon this March 2017? Last time we tried to unveil some of the secret destinations in this magnificent and beautiful city that is just so much more than meets the eye and today we want more.

Discover the hidden Lisbon this March 2017 – Part 1

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The first month of spring is a wonderful time to travel, because it marks new beginnings and infuses a sense of optimism and energy. So let’s see how we can channel all this into creating the perfect trip to Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal and one of the greatest centers of the Age of Discoveries. So it’s not a mystery in this case that we embark on a journey to discover the hidden Lisbon this March 2017.

The best events in Lisbon in March 2017

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Spring will soon alight in the beautiful capital city of Portugal, making it even more beautiful and light, colorful and zestful, so this is reason enough to celebrate with the best events in Lisbon in March 2017. I was thinking we might sit down to discover a few of them together and then describe it all in a few lines.

Cabo da Roca- a place you need to see

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If you get to Portugal, around Lisbon, Cabo da Roca is a must-see place.If you want to have a breath-taking view about the ocean,or to see a surprising place in Portugal, this where you have to go.
We even made a list with reasons to visit this place:

5 tips for traveling with a big group

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Traveling with big groups means that you are going to enjoy the beauties on the road with your family and friends, but also stress and hustle.
In order for you to forget about this things, here are some tips to keep in mind, when traveling with a large group of people.

Lisbon golf, a perfect sport for the holiday

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One of the most amazingly and unexpectedly rewarding activities you could ever think of is Lisbon golf, a perfect sport for the holiday you have been planning for this spring.

So, since spring is officially only… erm, about a month away, here is something we can do to make your trip here even better: take up a surprising hobby, an outdoors activity very suitable for the warmth and the sun that graces the capital city of Portugal almost year-long: golf.

Sintra, the most romantic destination in Portugal

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I always love to talk about this place because it is one of my favorite spots in Portugal. So today I’m going to share with you my impressions on Sintra, the most romantic destination in Portugal according to many.

Sintra is nested in a forested region where the air is fresh and old trees grow to shield the secluded town and its half a dozen castles and palaces. It is a beautifully seductive hiding place for those of you who want to stay in a “Beauty and the Beast”-like or fairytale-like, this is it!