Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

The beach resorts are still authentic

The beach resorts are still authentic

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The weather is nice, all year round

The weather is nice, all year round

Lisbon

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Restaurants in Batalha

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Telhados de Agua

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Monastry Alcobaça

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Hiking

Discover the Silver Coast by foot OESTE, or the west,…

Sintra

Culturally very rich area where you can easily spend a…

Figueira da Foz

One of Portugal's major seaside resorts Figueira da Foz is…

Grutas Mira d'Aire

The largest caves in Portugal They were discovered in 1947,…

Restaurante Solar dos Amigos

A traditional Portuguese restaurant, with large open fire for cooking…

Gokarting

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Parque dos Monges

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Wellness

New bathhouse offers 19th century wellness In the 19th century…

São Martinho do Porto

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Restaurante Granada

One of the best restaurants in São Martinho do Porto…

Grutas Alvados / San Antonio

In these 'brother caves' you can admire thousands of stalactites…

Municipal museum of Batalha

Interactive museum offers you a historical journey The municipal museum…

Óbidos lagoon

Beautiful lagoon invites you for some activities This vast and…

Glass museums

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Worth-seeing

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Beaches

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Casas Fruta****

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Casa do Alivio

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Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

Casa Boavista

Klein paradijs nabij strand Ons domein met 4 charmante vakantiewoningen,…

Quinta Antes o Vento

Child-friendly guesthouse in a peaceful environment A stay in one…

Quinta da Vida Serena

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Monday, 21 September 2015 20:00

Grutas Mira d'Aire

The largest caves in Portugal

They were discovered in 1947, and in 1974 they were opened to the public. There are several halls, each has its own name, like the Red Room, or the Chapel. A river runs through the caves. At the end of the tour you are 110 meters below surface, a lift takes you up at the end of the tour.

Fun for kids: there is an aquatic park right next to the exit of the caves.

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Monday, 15 June 2015 11:12

Grutas da Moeda

The caves of the fox

The Grutas da Moeda are in São Mamede, on a distance of about 2 kilometres of Fátima. The caves were discovered in 1971 by 2 hunters who were following a fox. The fox escaped in a large cavity surrounded by bushes. The hunters were curious so they decided to enter the cavity, and that way they discovered the caves.

The corridors open to the public are 350 meters long, and reach a depth of 45 meters. The temperature inside the caves is very constant, always around 18˚ C. 

 

Published in Exciting caves
Monday, 15 June 2015 11:00

Grutas Alvados / San Antonio

In these 'brother caves' you can admire thousands of stalactites and stalacmites

Although the Santo António caves were discovered in 1955, and the Alvados caves in 1964, they are always mentioned together. They are very close to each other, but they are very different.

The Santo António caves have a monumental hall with small waterways and natural lakes, completely filled with stalactites and stalagmites. The Alvados caves have endless corridors which unexpectedly open to small halls and several natural lakes, the many tunnels interrupted by deep “Algares” which is very specific for this region.

 

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