Farol de Santa Marta, Cascais, Portugal.

Best day trips that are less than one hour away from Lisbon
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There is an infinite number of things to see and do in Lisbon. But, if you want to get to know a bit more of Portugal, you don’t have to go far. There are beautiful landscapes you can admire, mysterious palaces to visit and enchanted castles to get lost in less than one hour away from the capital.

Here are some of the best day trips from Lisbon:

 

Queluz

Just 20 minutes from Lisbon, you can find one of the most luxurious palaces of Portugal. The National Palace of Queluz was built between 1747 and 1794, and it’s famous for its architecture and landscape design. Outside, the beautifully trimmed gardens with fountains and sculptures invite you for a relaxing walk.

Palácio Nacional de Queluz,Portugal.

National Palace of Queluz.

 

Sesimbra

Sesimbra is a fishing town less than a 1-hour drive from Lisbon, surrounded by forests, cliffs and the ocean. If you want to know some Portuguese history, visit the Moorish Castle that used to guard the town. Once you reach the top, there is an impressive panoramic view over Sesimbra and the coastline.

Praia em Sesimbra, Setúbal, Portugal.

Ouro Beach and Califórnia Beach in Sesimbra.

 

Sintra

Sintra is a beautiful picturesque town, about 30 minutes from Lisbon. You can easily spend an entire day enjoying its castles, gardens and palaces. Start by exploring the National Palace or the incredible view of the Moorish Castle. Then, visit the romantic Pena Palace and continue the day in the mysterious gardens of Quinta da Regaleira. Don’t forget to go to Casa Piriquita to try delicious pastries like Travesseiros and Queijadas de Sintra.

Palácio da Pena em Sintra, Portugal.

Pena Palace in Sintra.

 

Cascais

This former fishing port, just 35 minutes from Lisbon, used to be the Portuguese nobility’s summer destination. There is a lot to see, including sandy beaches, exciting museums, pleasant parks and a lovely promenade full of bars and restaurants.

Farol de Santa Marta, Cascais, Portugal.

Santa Marta Lighthouse in Cascais.

 

Ericeira

Ericeira is located on the Portuguese west coast, about 40 minutes from Lisbon. This traditional fishing village is nowadays one of the most visited places for surf lovers. The beaches are wonderful, but the food is even better, with great restaurants famous for the seafood dishes.

Praia na Ericeira, Portugal.

Beach in Ericeira.

 

Mafra

About 40 minutes from Lisbon you can find one of the largest and most impressive monuments in Portugal: the Palace of Mafra. This magnificent palace from the 18th-century has 1200 rooms, 156 stairways, 29 inner yards and courtyards, and one of the most impressive libraries in the world. Take the opportunity to visit Tapada de Mafra, an enchanted forest perfect to have a nice walk.

Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Portugal.

The National Palace of Mafra.

 

Arrábida National Park

If you want a quiet day surrounded by nature, Serra da Arrábida is the perfect option for you. Here you can find beautiful white-sand beaches, breathtaking views, rare animal species and incredible caves. You can also visit the Arrábida Monastery and Azeitão, a small town well-known for its delicious cheese and pastries.

Parque Natural da Arrábida, Setúbal, Portugal.

Arrábida National Park in Setúbal.

 

Azenhas do Mar

Azenhas do Mar is one of the most beautiful pearls in the Portuguese coastline, and it used to be a vacation place for King D. Carlos. Enjoy a nice walk in the cliffs, and wander around the narrow streets of the village while admiring the houses decorated with ceramic tiles. There is also a natural pool worth visiting, that fills with the rise of the tide.

Praia nas Azenhas do Mar, Sintra, Portugal.

Azenhas do Mar Beach in Sintra.

 

Óbidos

Óbidos is about 1 hour away from Lisbon, but it’s worth the trip. The city is very charming and picturesque with a medieval castle, traditional houses and cobblestone streets surrounded by a wall. There are many events throughout the year, like the Medieval and the Christmas markets. Don’t forget to try Ginjinha or Ginja, a sweet alcoholic drink served in a chocolate cup. 

Vila de Óbidos, Leiria, Portugal.

Village of Óbidos in Leiria.

 


 

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Heading off for music concerts and camping this summer? Be prepared by checking out this list of essentials to take to the summer festivals.

 

First of all, there is one thing you cannot forget: your ticket! Carry it in your wallet, along with your documents and money. Put them in a small bag together with all your daily essentials (like your smartphone).

Now it’s time to pack your backpack: get a big one, preferably for camping, to fit everything you’ll need.

 

Girl having fun in a camping site.

Girl having fun at a camping site.

 

To have energy and a good mood every day, it is essential that you have a good night’s sleep. You will need to bring a mattress, a sleeping bag and a tent – preferably double-lined to maintain a mild temperature, as sometimes it gets a bit cold at night but gets warmer as the sun rises. It’s also good to have a tarp cover that you can hold to the trees, to make shade during the day and protect you from the humidity of the night.

 

Lots of people enjoying a music concert at night.

People enjoying a music concert at night.

 

As for your clothes, bring only comfortable ones. It’s better to pack old sneakers that you don’t mind getting damaged and slippers to wear at the campsite or to the beach, when available. For the beach also do not forget to bring a bathing suit or shorts, a towel and sunscreen. The latter is also essential for when you are watching the concerts under the sun.

With so much dust and sweat, you’ll want to do your daily hygiene. So bring your toiletries and a towel to shower and to brush your teeth. Don’t forget to bring wet wipes and the toilet paper too! Usually, the organization provides toilet paper, but it runs out fast.

 

Group of friends eating and drinking in camping.

Group of friends eating and drinking on a camping trip.

 

In your camp you can not miss clothespin and rope to extend your clothes and attach your tarp, a lantern, a blanket or light quilt for everyone to sit together, trash bags, power bank and phone chargers (with one extension and several entrances if you’re in a big group). If you’re going to cook, take a camping stove, some small pans, plates and cutlery.

Finally, good mood and a spirit of adventure are indispensable to make the most out of your summer festival experience. Have fun!

 

Group of girl friends having fun at a music concert.

Girl friends at a music concert.

 


 

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Surfistas na praia em Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

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Tourism in Portugal has been booming in the past few years, and the Portuguese landscape is one of the reasons. It’s a great destination for beach lovers. Along the country’s coast, there are kilometre long beaches, beautiful cliffs and stunning ocean views. 

Whether you are in the North, Centre or South, there are a lot of beaches you can enjoy. Here are some of the best:

 

Praia de Miramar, Porto

Praia de Miramar is a very peculiar beach with the chapel Senhor da Pedra, from the 17th century, standing on top of a rock. Usually the beach is not crowded and the sand strip is quite large. We suggest you stay until the sunset, the scenery is beautiful at that time.

Praia de Miramar no Porto, Portugal.

Miramar beach in Porto.

 

Praia da Nazaré, Leiria

This beach is very famous for its waves and one of the go-to places for surf lovers. If you like surfing, you must go to Nazaré’s North Beach, where the largest wave in the world was surfed. It’s located in the former fishing village of Nazaré where you’ll be able to eat amazing fresh seafood. 

Praia da Nazaré em Leiria, Portugal.

Nazaré beach in Leiria.

 

Troia Peninsula, Setúbal

This is a beautiful beach, known for its 17km-long sandy coastline, crystal clear water and nice boat trips for dolphin watching in Sado Estuary. To reach the peninsula, it’s faster to take the ferry boat from Setubal, a city famous for its delicious fried cuttlefish.

 

Praia do Baleal, Peniche 

This magical beach is one hour north of Lisbon and stretches for 4km along the Peniche peninsula. When the tide is low, there are lagoons and rock pools full of tiny crabs and shells, and if you get tired of the beach, you can visit some sea caves and ravines 2km north. In Peniche there are also a lot of bars, cafes and restaurants with great food, especially seafood.

Praia do Baleal em Peniche, Portugal.

Baleal beach in Peniche.

 

Portinho da Arrábida, Setúbal

Real paradise just under one hour from Lisbon is Serra da Arrabida, a beautiful place where the mountains meet the ocean. You can hike along the coast, enjoying the incredible views while making a few stops in some of the beaches. One of the best is Portinho da Arrabida with white sand and clear water with different tones of blue, contrasting against the mountain green.

 

Praia da Zambujeira do Mar, Alentejo

Located in Costa Vincentina and Sudoeste Alentejano Natural Park, you can enjoy both wild nature and the oceanside view. It’s usually quiet but already a popular destination, especially in August, when there is in the area one of the largest music festivals in the country. 

Praia da Zambujeira do Mar no Alentejo, Portugal.

Zambujeira do Mar beach in Alentejo.

 

Praia da Comporta, Grândola, Alentejo

Located in the northern Alentejo, about 1h20 south of Lisbon, this is one of the best beaches in Portugal. It is incredibly long and wide, and the soft sand leads to the Atlantic Ocean. There are several café-restaurants, and a lot of space so you can stay and relax for a day.

 

Praia da Marinha, Lagoa, Algarve

This is one of Portugal’s most iconic beaches. It’s not easy to access it by public transportation, but there is space to park the car. It is usually one of the less busy places in the area also because there is a long climb down the stairs to the beautiful white sand beach. Once you reach the bottom, you are surrounded by massive cliffs, and the view is definitely worth it.

Praia da Marinha na Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal.

Marinha beach in Lagoa (Algarve).

 

Praia da Falésia, Albufeira, Algarve

In this southern beach, the sand has an orange tone, and the steep red cliffs go along for over 6km. You can walk along the trails admiring the view from the clifftops, or relax down in the sand. The sea is very calm, and there are several watersports you can try. The access is easy, and fun is guaranteed.

 

Praia de Benagil, Lagoa, Algarve

This is one of the most heavily photographed beaches in Algarve, located in a fishing village called Benagil. It’s surrounded by the typical Algarve cliffs, but you cannot miss The Algar de Benagil which is a beautiful sea cave with a unique hole in the ceiling. It’s only accessible by water, so you can take a short swim there, rent a kayak from the beach or take a boat, the easiest option. 

Praia de Benagil na Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal.

Benagil beach in Lagoa (Algarve).

 


 

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Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, em Lisboa, Portugal.

Free monuments and museums in Lisbon
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Just by roaming around Lisbon, you can feel the city’s heritage. But through its monuments and museums, you’ll get to know a lot more about the country’s history. It is one of the most affordable cities in Europe, and even if you’re on a budget, you can still get soaked up in the Portuguese culture without spending a dime.

Here is a list of monuments and museums you can enjoy for free:

 

Jerónimos Monastery

This 16th-century monastery is one of the greatest landmarks in Portugal. It is located in Belém, facing the Tejo River, and it was built to honour the Portuguese navigators from the Age of Discovery. You can enter for free every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, em Belém, Lisboa, Portugal.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.
 

National Pantheon

This monument was inaugurated in 1966, 284 years after the beginning of its construction. It holds the tombs of Presidents of the Portuguese Republic, National Poets and Artists, as well as high personalities of the Portuguese history. It is free every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Panteão Nacional, em Lisboa, Portugal.

Panteão Nacional.
 

Belém Tower

This fortified tower situated in Belém used to be part of the city’s defensive system and also the port from where the ships left to India. It incorporates the Manueline style and contains Arabian and oriental inspiration. The entrance is free every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Torre de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal.

Torre de Belém.
 

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

This foundation is divided into two independent areas: one dedicated to oriental and classical art; the other to art of European heritage. It exhibits masterpieces from artists like Rubens, Van Dick, Monet and Renoir. It is free every Sunday after 2 pm.

 

MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology)

The building itself is worth visiting, even if only from the outside. Admire the ceramic tiles and the rooftop terrace, with a beautiful view of the Tejo river and the 25 de Abril Bridge. The free entrance occurs on the first Sunday of every month.

MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, em Lisboa, Portugal.

MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia.
 

National Museum of Ancient Art

With more than 40,000 pieces of art, this museum exhibits paintings, sculptures, porcelain and jewellery collections from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. You can take advantage of the free entrance every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.
 

Museu Coleção Berardo

This museum has an incredible modern art collection that includes pieces from some of the biggest contemporary artists like Picasso, Dalí, Magritte and Warhol. The entrance is free every Saturday.

Museu Coleção Berardo, o principal Museu de Arte Moderna e Contemporânea em Lisboa, Portugal.

Museu Coleção Berardo
 

Museum of the Orient

This museum showcases Portugal’s relations with Asia, displaying Asian paintings and sculptures, Chinese ceramics, and pieces about the performing arts in the region that goes from Turkey to Japan. The entrance is free every Friday from 6 pm to 10 pm.
 

Ajuda National Palace

This former royal palace turned into a museum is nowadays the only palace you can visit in Lisbon that preserves the 19th centuries’ decorations. You can visit for free every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, em Lisboa, Portugal.

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.
 

National Coach Museum

If you’re interested in means of transportation, this is the museum for you. It displays a large variety of carriages, coaches, and other vehicles on wheels going back from the 16th to the 19th centuries, including the royal carriages. You can visit it for free every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.
 


 
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Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisboa, Portugal

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Lisbon is one of the European cities with more viewpoints, being known as as the City of the Seven Hills. From its highest points, there are terraces with small cafés and kiosks with snacks and drinks, where you can sit, relax and admire the landscape.

Here are a few miradouros (viewpoints) and monuments with breathtaking views to the city:
 

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara

This is one of the most famous Miradouros in Lisbon. It has a nice garden overlooking the city centre and the castle above, and the view is especially beautiful at night when the city’s lights are on.

Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisboa, Portugal

São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint, in Bairro Alto.
 

Miradouro das Portas do Sol

Every tourist that goes to Lisbon visits this Miradouro. Because of its central location, you will have a beautiful view of the maze of streets leading to the river.

Alfama vista do Miradouro das Portas do Sol, Lisboa, Portugal

Portas do Sol viewpoint, in Alfama.
 

Miradouro de Santa Luzia

In this Miradouro you can enjoy a more relaxing setting, located in Jardim Júlio de Castilho. It offers a view to the Tejo river, the National Pantheon and the numerous Alfama rooftops.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Lisboa, Portugal

Santa Luzia viewpoint, in Alfama.
 

São Jorge Castle

The São Jorge Castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Lisbon. There is a stunning open view of the city centre, the Tejo river and the 25 de Abril Bridge.

Castelo de São Jorge, Lisboa, Portugal

São Jorge Castle, in Alfama.
 

Arco da Rua Augusta

When you arrive at the top of the arch, you can see the iconic Comércio Square in one side, and the busy shopping street Rua Augusta at the other. It’s especially beautiful during sunset.

Miradouro do Arco da Rua Augusta, Lisboa, Portugal

View of Praça do Comércio from Rua Augusta Arch during sunset. Photo by @gabimf.
 

Santa Justa Elevator

Once you reach the top of the elevator, you’ll be able to admire the view over Baixa-Chiado, the Rossio Square and São Jorge Castle.

Elevador de Santa Justa, Lisboa, Portugal

Santa Justa Elevator, in Chiado.
 

Miradouro do Parque Eduardo VII

Have a nice walk in the park or make a stop to visit the botanical garden called Estufa Fria. In the top of the park, you’ll have a magnificent view of Marquês de Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade and the Tejo River.

Miradouro do Parque Eduardo VII, Lisboa, Portugal

Eduardo VII Park viewpoint.
 

Miradouro Panorâmico de Monsanto

This quiet and beautiful viewpoint is located outside the city centre, far from the busy, lively streets of downtown. Here you can enjoy a peaceful 360º view of Lisbon surrounded by the Monsanto Forest Park.

Miradouro Panorâmico de Monsanto, Lisboa, Portugal

Panoramic view in Monsanto Forest Park.
 

Santuário do Cristo Rei

In this peaceful sanctuary located across the Tejo river, you’ll have a fantastic view facing the entire city. Enjoy the setting from the base or go up the statue and see it from a height of 82 meters.

Vista do Santuário do Cristo Rei, Lisboa, Portugal

View of the 25 de Abril Bridge from the Sanctuary of Cristo Rei. Photo by @gabimf.
 

Amoreiras 360º Panoramic View

This Miradouro is located on a shopping mall right by the city centre and allows a privileged view to Lisbon’s seven hills, the downtown area, the 25 de Abril Bridge and the Águas Livres Aqueduct. You can go up during the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful sunset and see Lisbon lit up.

Amoreiras 360º Panoramic View, Lisboa, Portugal

View of Lisbon from Amoreiras 360º Panoramic View.

 


 

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View of the Tejo river and 25th April Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Are you planning to study in Portugal? Every year, the Portuguese universities receive hundreds of international students from everywhere in the world. It’s one of the most attractive destinations to get a degree or participate in an exchange program such as Erasmus. Students leave with unforgettable memories and unique experiences. 

Here are a few reasons why Portugal is such a great place for you to study:

 

Good weather

The Mediterranean climate is great for outdoor activities, and you will find yourself spending a lot of time outside. In the south of Portugal, there are about 300 days of sun per year, and usually, the Summer season goes from May to October, so you’ll have plenty of time to go to the beach. 

Praia de São Rafael em Albufeira, Algarve, sul de Portugal.

São Rafael Beach in Albufeira.

 

Low cost of living

In the past few years, the cost of living has been increasing, but Portugal is still one of the cheapest European countries to live in. You can enjoy some free museums, coffee for 0.60€ and meals for 5€. In Lisbon, there is a flea market every Tuesday and Saturday, called “Feira da Ladra”, where you can find everything from handmade goods, to clothes, books and antiques.

Mercado dos Lavradores, no centro do Funchal, ilha da Madeira, Portugal.

Farmers’ market in Funchal.

 

Excellent food

Portugal is a complete paradise for a foodie! The dishes are numerous and very rich, and the desserts are simply delicious. If you like to cook, there are a lot of markets you can go to, where you can find good quality and fresh products. 

Fabrico de pastéis de nata, tradicional doce português.

Portuguese custard tart.

 

Great universities

Portugal has some of the oldest universities in the world, with hundreds of years of research and teaching experience. You will be able to attend some of the most famous and well-ranked European universities, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn Portuguese, an official language in nine countries, spoken by over 250 million people.

Universidade de Coimbra, a universidade mais antiga de Portugal.

University of Coimbra, the oldest university in Portugal. Photo by @gabimf.

 

Fun everywhere

If you love spending time outside there are wonderful beaches and gardens you can go to, and even more outdoor cafes where you can relax and spend time with your friends. Indoors, we have a lot of museums you to explore, and if you like to have a drink or two, there are a lot of bars with all kinds of atmospheres.

Surf na praia de Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

Surfing at Figueira da Foz beach.

 


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Praça do Giraldo em Évora, Portugal.

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Évora is one of the oldest and most enchanting cities in Portugal. Only 1h40 minutes from Lisbon, the city boasts of Roman and medieval heritage, providing an interesting variety of attractions. It is the home of the second oldest university in Portugal, the University of Évora.

You can easily discover it on foot, appreciating the narrow cobblestone streets, the granite-wrapped arcades and numerous squares. You can explore a lot by simply wandering around the town and enjoying the traditional houses.

Whether you are living and studying in Évora, or just visiting the city, don’t miss these 6 places:

 

Praça do Giraldo

Évora’s 16th-century central square is the heart of the town. To commemorate the aqueduct Água de Prata, a fountain with eight spouts was built on the square, with each of the spouts facing the streets leading to the square. It’s a place full of cafes and stores hiding under the arcades.

Praça do Giraldo em Évora, Portugal.

Giraldo Square.
 

Templo Romano

This Corinthian temple was built in the 1st century and is often considered one of the greatest and best-preserved Roman structures on the Iberian Peninsula. Right by the monument you can sit down, relax and enjoy a drink in Diana Garden while admiring the view of the city and the Alentejo landscape.

Templo Romano em Évora, Portugal.

The Roman Temple of Évora.
 

Sé Catedral

This pink granite cathedral was built in the 13th century, and the Gothic, Manueline and Baroque architectural styles are clearly visible. You can visit the cloisters and go up to the rooftop terrace and enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

Sé Catedral de Évora, Portugal.

Sé Cathedral of Évora.
 

Capela dos Ossos

One of Évora’s most visited sites, this unique chapel is part of the church of São Francisco. Its main features are its walls, arches and pillars covered with bones and skulls from floor to ceiling. It was built in the 18th century due to the high number of cemeteries that were keeping the city from expanding.

Capela dos Ossos, Igreja do São Francisco em Évora, Portugal.

The Chapel of Bones, part of São Francisco Church.
 

Alto de São Bento

Less than a 10-minute drive from Évora is this beautiful viewpoint to the city, where you can have a picnic and enjoy the sunset. There is also a Museological Center, an educational project that promotes the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the place.

Vista do Alto de São Bento em Évora, Portugal.

View of Alto de São Bento.
 

Aqueduto da Água de Prata

This aqueduct was one of the greatest architectural challenges of the 16th century in Portugal. It is 18km long, and you can walk through trails along it and enjoy the natural landscapes. The stone arches go all the way into the city centre where you can observe houses and shops built underneath or attached to the aqueduct.

Aqueduto das Águas de Prata em Évora, Portugal.

Água de Prata Aqueduct.


 
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Woman eating Francesinha, one of the most traditional Portuguese dishes, by the Douro river in Porto.

6 traditional dishes you need to try in Portugal
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Portugal is a beautiful country to explore. From scenic landscapes to extensive sandy beaches, small villages and cities on hills, this country has it all!

And what you definitely cannot miss is the fantastic food. Refined for centuries and renowned around the world as tasty yet distinctive, you can find in Portuguese cuisine a lot of different options.

Even if you don’t stay in Portugal for a long time, make sure you don’t leave without trying these traditional dishes:

 

Grilled Sardines

Fresh grilled sardines are the best! Usually served with roasted bell peppers and boiled potatoes, paired with a tall glass of wine or a beer.

Sardinhas assadas, prato tradicional em Portugal.

Grilled sardines.
 

Francesinha

Francesinha is probably the most traditional dish from Porto. It’s a sandwich filled with different meats like ham, sausage, bacon, beef, and covered with melted cheese and (lots of!) sauce. It is typically served with a fried egg and french fries.

Francesinha, prato tradicional em Portugal.

Francesinha with french fries.
 

Baked Cod Fish

There are more than 1000 different bacalhau (cod fish) recipes in Portugal, and all of them are delicious! The one below is Bacalhau no Forno, and it goes great with white wine.

Bacalhau no forno, prato tradicional em Portugal.

Baked cod fish.
 

Polvo à Lagareiro

This is a very simple but popular dish. The octopus (polvo, in Portuguese) is first boiled and then roasted in the oven with a lot of olive oil and garlic. It is excellent with boiled potatoes.

Polvo à Lagareiro, prato tradicional em Portugal.

Octopus “à Lagareiro”.
 

Portuguese stew

Cozido à Portuguesa, or Portuguese stew, is one of the dishes with more ingredients in Portuguese cuisine. It’s a mix of slowly boiled meats, smoked sausages and a great variety of vegetables. Some people even add bread.

Cozido à portuguesa, prato tradicional em Portugal.

Portuguese stew.
 

Açorda

Açorda is a bread-based dish with poached eggs, boiled fish and fresh olive oil, garlic and cilantro flavour. Some variations of the recipe may use meat or seafood.

Açorda de peixe, prato tradicional em Portugal.

Fish açorda.

 


 
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We’ve launched our new website!
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After months of hard work and dedication, we are excited to officially announce the launch of our new website and online booking platform.

The launch coincides with the expansion of our operations into two new cities, Porto and Évora.

We designed this website to help visitors better understand Inlife’s services for students and landlords and provide a clear message of who we are.

Our goal is to keep supporting students to make a wise decision when choosing their new accommodation in Portugal. So we’ve improved the Housing Trip and added a new service – the first of its kind in the country – called My Inlife Advisor. Now our clients can decide between visiting the apartment or seeing it online, through a live video call. They can know the real conditions of the apartment before booking it and even get to know their future landlord and housemates.

Through our booking platform, we simplified and automated the entire reservation process, creating a safer experience for both students and landlords.

We will be continually updating our blog with company announcements, job openings and useful information for those who are moving to Portugal. Also, in the FAQ section, you can quickly find helpful information related to our service.

We thank our amazing team for making it happen and hope you like the new website!

If you have any feedback, let us know.

 


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