Almancil on the Algarve

11 September 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

São-Lourenço church © Area78

São-Lourenço church © Area78

Almancil is a civil parish in the municipality of Loulé, in Faro District of the Algarve region‘s Golden Triangle in the south of Portugal. The population is at 11,000. There is a large selection of restaurants offering different forms of cuisine. There are also real estate offices, supermarkets, flowershops, garden centers, interior decorators and furnishing shops based in Almancil. Almancil is a small town on the southern shoreline of Portugal enjoying a warm climate around the year. It has become an important hub for service providers catering for the needs of two well-established holiday and residential developments nearby. These are the golf and holiday resorts Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo with first class golf courses.   read more…

Cape Saint Vincent, the southwestern tip of the European mainland

19 February 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

'Last Bratwurst on your way to America' © CTHOE

‘Last Bratwurst on your way to America’ © CTHOE

Cape St. Vincent (Portuguese: Cabo de São Vicente), next to the Sagres Point, on the so-called Costa Vicentina (Vincentine Coast), is a headland in the municipality of Sagres, in the Algarve.   read more…

Overview Theme Weeks

27 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Theme Weeks In irregular intervals we publish Theme Weeks about cities, regions, and countries. Here you can find the complete list.   read more…

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Faro, gate to the Algarve

28 June 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

City Hall © Osvaldo Gago

City Hall © Osvaldo Gago

Faro is a city in the Faro Municipality in southern Portugal. The city proper has 41,934 inhabitants and the entire municipality has 58,305. It is the seat of the Faro District and capital of the Algarve region. The Algarve and Faro district cover the same territory.   read more…

Lisbon, the white city

23 November 2010 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, European Union, General, European Capital of Culture

© Stefan Didam-Schmallenberg

© Stefan Didam-Schmallenberg

Nowhere in Portugal visitors will find a more impressive reminder of the great seafaring tradition and the wealth of the former colonial power than in the capital. It seems as if one would breathe history and even untrained eyes can see “Once here was power and money at home!”. Much is well preserved, especially the pride of the residents. Lisbon is one of the quieter, yet vibrant European cities with the typical southern European lifestyle, which could keep much of its originality without missing the connection to the modern era, on the contrary: For a number of years now, an increasingly stronger start-up scene from the IT sector has been established, which also attracts large international corporations (Startup Lisboa). Lisbon owes the nickname “The White City” the picturesque white houses, historic buildings and palaces.   read more…

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