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Portugal 2013 (4) – Porto and the Douro Valley

A calm forest retreat and two more amazing World Heritage Sites in Northern Portugal are the ingredients in this last chapter from our...

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PICS – Portugal

This is a collection of picture galleries from Portugal, the result of trips to different parts of the country. Consult the map page for...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Douro

“Alto Douro Wine Region” is no. 1046 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This video takes you from the city of Porto...

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WHC List #1046 – Alto Douro Wine Region

On either side of the Douro river, and in the side valleys they have been constructing terraces for centuries. The UNESCO World Heritage...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Porto

“Historic Centre of Oporto” is no. 755 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Porto, or Oporto as it used to be called in...

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Portugal 2013 (3) – World heritage sites in central Portugal

On this fourth day of our road trip in Portugal we had planned on visiting five World Heritage Sites. Would that be possible? Almost...

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WHC List #0755 – Historic Centre of Oporto

Would you like some Port? In the cellars of Porto you may taste whichever Port wine you’d like. The UNESCO World Heritage List...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Coimbra

“University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia” is no. 1387 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. We found the old buildings...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Mosteiro da Batalha

“The Monastery of Batalha” is no. 264 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The monastery is large, tall and is set apart...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Mosteiro de Alcobaça

“The Monastery of Alcobaça” is no. 505 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The church and monastery were among the first...

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VIDEO – Portugal – Evora

“The Historic Centre of Évora” is no. 361 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Evora was an important town for the Romans...

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WHC List #0505 – Monastery of Alcobaça

This is one more of Portugal’s fine examples of beautiful architecture and fine masonry. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes...

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WHC List #0361 – Historic Centre of Évora

A lazy little town in the interior of Portugal hides a proud history. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes several hundred properties...

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WHC List #0264 – Monastery of Batalha

Enter the halls and cloisters of the monastery and discover a world of tranquillity and the crafts of great masons.  The UNESCO World...

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WHC List #1387 – University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia

The university area of this town in central Portugal has deep roots and a splendid view of the river below. The UNESCO World Heritage List...

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