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See the Highlights of Vila Real Portugal in just one day

Cathedral Vila Real Portugal

Have you ever heard of Vila Real is Portugal? Most travellers overlook many beautiful places along the Douro valley in Portugal in favour of Lisbon and Porto. But, if you have got time on your itinerary, it is worth including some of the smaller and lesser known Portuguese cities such as Braga, Lamego and Vila […]

Visiting Casa de Mateus, Vila Real

Visiting Casa de Mateus Vila Real Portugal

Deep in the Douro valley region and hidden away off the usual tourist trail, is the Portuguese city of Vila Real. It is home to the beautiful ‘Casa de Mateus’ – one of the most lavish manor houses in Europe. You might recognise it from the label of the Mateus wine bottle! This stunning 18th […]

Highlights of Portugal

highlights of Portugal Tavira castle

Portugal is one of my favourite countries to travel solo (it’s so safe and beautiful!) and it quickly became my second home. The great food, history, art, and architecture combined with pristine beaches and great customer service mean that millions (yes, millions!) of visitors descend on Portugal every year. And it’s not hard to understand […]