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

International Family Day, and a reflection on family travel in Lisbon and Portugal

Today we celebrate International Family Day, established by the UN General Assembly to discuss and outline projects for the future of the family institution. When looking at the photos of our family travels around Portugal, I realized that at this moment, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most people will not be making plans for travelling … Continue reading International Family Day, and a reflection on family travel in Lisbon and Portugal

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

Learning Lisbon History with your family in Lisboa Story Centre

Lisboa Story Centre Last weekend we paid a visit to Lisboa Story Centre, the interactive museum that has the purpose of telling Lisbon History in a one-hour tour! It was a wet week, and on those rainy winter days, the only way out is searching for a nice museum or exhibition to visit with the … Continue reading Learning Lisbon History with your family in Lisboa Story Centre

Visitar Óbidos no Natal -Visiting Óbidos on Christmas season

Óbidos, a pequena cidade medieval localizada a 88 km de Lisboa e que foi presente de casamento do Rei Dom Dinis à Rainha Isabel, é uma das viagens bate-volta de Lisboa mais indicadas pelos guias e blogueiros de viagem.  E não é por menos, além de estar pertinho de Lisboa, Óbidos é um charme. Boa … Continue reading Visitar Óbidos no Natal -Visiting Óbidos on Christmas season