September 10, 2017

Petrus Hotel Chaves

The Petrus Hotel, in Chaves, in the Tras-os-Montes region of northern Portugal, offers modern accommodation, close to the center of town near the spa and many of the town's attractions including the Matriz Church, the 17th-century church of the Misercórdia and the castle.

Petrus Hotel Chaves.

A three-star establishment, the Petrus Hotel has good wifi, spacious rooms and bathrooms, some of them with balconies overlooking the main street, and friendly, helpful staff.

Petrus Hotel Chaves.

Petrus Hotel
Rua da Família de Camões
Edif. Solar Flaviense, 20
5400-239 Chaves
Tel +351 276 351 409

Petrus Hotel Chaves.

August 31, 2017

Hotel Tic Tac Bragança

The Hotel Tic Tac just off the main square in Bragança in the Tras-os-Montes region of northern Portugal is a friendly, family-owned affair.

Hotel Tic Tac Bragança

The rooms are not large and the hotel's Wifi may barely reach out of the lobby and adjoining restaurant. No matter, the friendly staff make up for such minor deficiencies.

Breakfast is provided in the popular restaurant that makes up the ground floor of the hotel along with the lobby. Lunch and dinner can be enjoyed here at very reasonable rates.

Bragança's main places of interest such as Bragança Castle and the town's museums are all a short walk away as it the bus station for buses to Chaves and across the border to Zamora in Spain.

Hotel Tic Tac Bragança.

Hotel Tic Tac
Rua Emídio Navarro Nº 85
5300-210 Bragança

July 25, 2017

Jardim Afonso Albuquerque

Afonso de Albuquerque is one of the great Portuguese heroes of the Age of Discoveries. A larger than life character, Albuquerque carved out a Portuguese empire in India and parts of South East Asia.

Jardim Afonso Albuquerque, Belem, Lisbon.

A statue and park in his honour is located in Belem just outside the Museu da Presidência da República (Museum of the President of the Republic).

Afonso de Albuquerque stands on a white, stone column surrounded by lawns and small ponds. The statue is by the sculptor, Costa Mota and stands on a neo-Manueline base, surrounded by fountains.

Jardim Afonso Albuquerque, Belem.

Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque
1300-598 Lisbon

The park is close to Belem Station on the Cascais Line or can be reached by tram #15.

July 6, 2017

Three Monkeys

Three Monkeys is a popular bar in Lagos for young people who enjoy a party.

Three Monkeys, Lagos.

Beerbong competition, pool, darts, music, Three Monkeys offers a wide range of things to do while you are drinking. Throw in European soccer on the TV when the season is under way.

Three Monkeys, Lagos.

Three Monkeys
Rua Lançarote de Freitas 26
Lagos 8600 Portugal
Tel: 28 276 2995

June 21, 2017

767 Lisbon Bus

The 767 Lisbon bus runs from Reboleira metro station, the northern terminus on the Blue Line of the Lisbon Metro, south west across the city to Campo Mártires Pátria.

767 Lisbon Bus.

The bus links many metro stations including Colégio Militar, Campo Grande and Saldanha as well as a number of places of interest in the Portuguese capital.

Services from Reboleira begin at 6am with the last buses at 12.07am. There are reduced services at weekends and on public holidays.

May 31, 2017

Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa

The soaring tower of the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa in Lisbon contains one of the city's largest and grandest hotels.

Sheraton Hotel Lisbon Portugal.

The five star hotel boasts spacious rooms, LCD TVs, and the top floor restaurant and bar with superb views out over the Portuguese capital.

The hotel is located close to Picoas metro station and Marques de Pombal. The Sheraton is also very close to the Casa-Museu Doutor Anastácio Gonçalves and just a short walk from the outstanding Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

Sheraton Hotel Lisbon Portugal.

Other facilities at the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa include an outdoor pool, a spa and wellness, center, free wifi and car park.

Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa
Rua Latino Coelho
1, Avenidas Novas
1069-025 Lisbon

April 29, 2017

783 Lisbon Bus

The 783 Lisbon bus runs from Portela to Prior Velho - Amoreiras via Lisbon Airport, Campo Grande, Saldanha, Picoas, and Pombal.

783 Lisbon Bus, Portugal.

The bus links many metro stations and places of interest in the Portuguese capital.

Services from Portela begin at 5.05am with the last buses at midnight. There are reduced services at weekends and on public holidays.

736 Lisbon Bus, Lisbon, Portugal.