Ceramic tiles (azulejos) are used to decorate the façades of all kinds of buildings in Portugal including restaurants, shops, railway stations and churches. Santa Maria Church in Covilhã was built in the 19th century and the tiles added in the 1940s.
6 13010:07 AM Sep 26, 2018
You can use public transport in Central Portugal to get from Aveiro to the beaches of Barra and colourful Costa Nova, with its fantastic striped houses. Ovos Moles de Aveiro are Portuguese sweet egg yolk treats which have a crunchy rice paper shell.
6 1156:24 PM Sep 25, 2018
Aveiro has beautiful Art Nouveau buildings and its canals link to a huge lagoon on Central Portugal’s west coast called the Ria de Aveiro. The bright painted boats (barcos moliceiros) have traditionally been used to transport seaweed and salt. This unspoilt area’s coastal marshland is also a bird-watcher’s paradise.
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At the Burel Mountain Originals factory in Manteigas, Central Portugal, traditional equipment is used to make beautiful quality fabrics from mountain sheep wool. The oldest loom dates from 1898. Fantastic!
7 972:51 PM Sep 19, 2018
Okay, they’ll do me. What’s everyone else having? Portuguese custard tarts (pastéis de nata) were invented in 18th century monasteries when egg-whites were used to starch nuns’ habits. The yolks were saved for cakes and flaky pastry filled with custard and sprinkled with cinnamon is irresistible. I’ve eaten them at breakfast, lunch, dinner and as extra snacks!
14 1428:08 PM Sep 18, 2018
‘Owl Eyes’ by street artist Bordalo II (Artur Bordalo) decorates a wall in Central Portugal’s city of Covilhã. Made of recycled metal, it’s a dramatic creation. Above the head, there’s a tiny walkway for a cat that we watched slink home at dusk. ‘I develop ideas with end-of-life material,’ says Artur.
8 889:25 AM Sep 18, 2018
Clothed in mist, Porto’s Arrábida Bridge spans the Duoro River. The wonderful region of Centro de Portugal is artistic, scenic and very friendly. If you have a head for heights, you can also scale the arch of the Arrábida Bridge with a guide and get a unique view from this national monument.
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Where is Sabine? Oh, of course, just look for a spot where the sun shines and you'll find her ☀️ Throwback to February 2017, during the Festas of Amiais de Baixo. Me catching some rays after a long winter in Holland.
Welcome summer! Hope you will give me a lot more little sun-enjoying moments!
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Time for another beautiful piece of Portugal. 😍
Coimbra, one of my favorite cities in Portugal. Here you can find the oldest university in Portugal. A city where you have good food (I definitely recommend @passeite_taberna, with Dutch-Portuguese owners), nice architecture, great shops, places for endless walks, and amazing views ( I can enjoy those views for hours 🤗!) Have you ever been in Coimbra?