How is Autumn in Lisbon?

Autumn leaves Lisbon is a captivating city all year long, but during Autumn it gets an extra charm. October brings lower temperatures, strong winds and temperamental weather, sometimes sunny, other times rainy. But although the weather gets more unstable, hotel fares start to get cheaper too. Particularly this year, hotels and touristic services will offer … Continue reading How is Autumn in Lisbon?

Going to the beach with your family in Portugal this summer 2020? Learn the new beach rules after the pandemic

Praia do Meco, Sesimbra Portuguese version As temperatures rise in the northern hemisphere, many families might already be dreaming about a beach destination for their Summer vacation. Portugal, with an extensive coastline (it is about 943 km) and sunny weather from July to September, might be the choice for many tourists looking for a beach … Continue reading Going to the beach with your family in Portugal this summer 2020? Learn the new beach rules after the pandemic

Ascension Day celebration in Portugal: “Espiga Day” traditions

Espiga Day Portuguese version "Espiga Thursday", "Espiga Day" ("Espiga" in Portuguese is the word for ear of grain) or Ascension Thursday (Feast of the Ascension) is celebrated today in Portugal. The celebration has Christian origins and marks the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven 40 days after the resurrection (40 days after Easter). In Portugal, a … Continue reading Ascension Day celebration in Portugal: “Espiga Day” traditions

Castelo de São Jorge, a must visit attraction to see in Lisbon with the Family

ATTENTION: The Castelo de S. Jorge is closed due to the National Preparation and Response Plan of coronavirus (Covid-19). Reopens on June 1st, 2020. Average visit time 1:30 to 2h Coming to Lisbon and not visiting São Jorge Castle is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. Although it seems like an obvious … Continue reading Castelo de São Jorge, a must visit attraction to see in Lisbon with the Family