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

Museums in Caldas da Rainha

Caldas da Rainha has a history of the artisanal and…

Tomar

Templars left Tomar an impressive castle Tomar is located east…

Óbidos lagoon

Beautiful lagoon invites you for some activities This vast and…

Origins of the Templars monastry

Arise of the Castelo dos Templários and Convento de Cristo…

Cycling

Lots of cycling possibilities Although the Portuguese are not very…

Restaurante Mãe d'Água

This restaurant is close to  Buddha Eden, It has a…

The beaches of São Pedro de Moel

in Beaches

Versatile seaside resort close to Leiria São Pedro de Moel…

Wellness

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

Portugal dos Pequenitos

In Coimbra you can visit Portugal dos Pequenitos, or Portugal…

Horseriding

Exploring the area by horse For riding lessons or hacks…

Telhados de Agua

Water feature When it rains the water is cascading over…

Malveira market

Popular market with varied supply In Malveira, a few kilometers…

Restaurante Solar dos Amigos

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

Peniche

Peniche is full of history The town of Peniche is…

Lisbon

Many special ways to discover Lisbon There are many travel…

Municipal museum of Batalha

Interactive museum offers you a historical journey The municipal museum…

Sítio

Funicular takes you up A funicular takes you from downtown…

Beaches

Clean, sunny and spacious The Silver Coast has several types of beaches. There are beaches with everything you need, other…

Welcoming Stays

The Costa de Prata offers a wide selection of accommodations Child friendly places, or a quiet retreat for couples, modern…

Silver Coast Blog

The bloggers -who are reside, live and enjoy here- do like to share their everyday worries at the Silver Coast…

Worth-seeing

Too much to mention! Maybe the main reason why the Costa de Prata is so renowned, is the huge number…

Active holidays

For an active holiday or a just a sportive day The Costa de Prata is sunny, has beautiful historic places…

Quinta Antes o Vento

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

Quinta da Vida Serena

Authentic Portuguese farmhouse Welcome to our restored, rustic, authentic Portuguese…

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

"A wonderfull stay with an amazing view!" Brand new, sleek…

Villa Limão holiday apartments

Spacious, luxurious and sunny holiday villa The beautiful Villa Limão…

Casa Boavista

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

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…

Rota de Peregrino

Or the pelgrimage route Earlier I wrote about the history…

A new place discovered

It's been almost three years that we came to live…

Foz do Arelho, pimped!

By coincidence we discovered 10 years ago the resort town…
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:24

Portugal dos Pequenitos

In Coimbra you can visit Portugal dos Pequenitos, or Portugal for the Little Ones. It is a recreational-educational park intended primarily for children.

The park has thematic areas, like Monumental Portugal (miniatures of the country’s main monuments), Portuguese-speaking countries (representation of a.o. African countries, Brazil, Macau), The Islands (main monuments of Madeira and Azores), Coimbra, and Regional Houses.

You can also visit the Dress museum, that has around 300 miniature outfits on display from the 16th to the 20th century. Everything was handmade, and donated to the museum in 1950.

There is also a Barbie museum, the collection on display is the largest in Portugal and possibly one of the biggest in Europe, is composed of over 300 dolls. It includes the original Barbie of 1959, the Barbies of the world, the Hollywood collection, Barbies dressed by couturiers of international reputation, and many more.

Portugal dos Pequenitos also stands out as a high-quality display of sculptures and architectural art, the miniature size and detail of which continues to charm children and adults.

Published in Nature and Culture
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 15:11

São Martinho do Porto's bay

Place to be

São Martinho do Porto has always been ‘the place to be’ voor people from cities like Lisbon. Because of the specific location of the bay, the beach and the sea are accessible for everyone. That's why in summer this beach is also known as Praia das Crianças: children's beach.

You may find difficulties parking your car at São Martinho do Porto during summer holiday, but in the rest of the year that's no problem at all.

All facilities are there. During the summer months you can rent a beach tent, and there is a small children's playground. Highly recommended is the boardwalk that takes you through the dunes, and gives you a good view on the variety of flora in the dunes. The boardwalk takes you across the river into Salir do Porto.
 

Published in Beaches