November 29, 2017

HF Tuela Porto

The HF Tuela Porto Hotel is within easy walking distance of Casa da Musica Station on the Porto Metro. Located in an upmarket area, the hotel is close to a number of shopping centers including the Peninsula Shopping Center and Cidade do Porto. Numerous restaurants including the now trendy (in Portugal) vegetarian and vegan options are situated close to the hotel.

HF Tuela Porto.

The HF Tuela Porto has large rooms, speedy Wifi, friendly staff and a bar next to the lobby. A buffet breakfast is also available.

HF Tuela Porto.

HF Tuela Porto Hotel
Rua Arquitecto Marques Da Silva, 200
Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos
4150-483 Porto

HF Tuela Porto.

HF Tuela Porto.

HF Tuela Porto.

October 26, 2017

Basic Braga by Axis

Basic Braga by Axis is a modern hotel conveniently located in the large square near Braga Station.

Basic Braga by Axis.

Rooms are spacious, clean and have excellent Wifi. The ground floor has a lively bar area popular with the hotel's guests. The morning breakfast buffet is also recommended.

Basic Braga by Axis.

The staff were particularly friendly and helpful in pointing out Braga's many attractions.

There are frequent train connections between Braga and Porto from Braga Station.

Basic Braga by Axis
Largo da Estação - Maximinos
Braga, 4700-223

Basic Braga by Axis.

Basic Braga by Axis.

Basic Braga by Axis.

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.