Posts Tagged ‘portugal’

Europe’s Best: Castles

Most people have only heard of castles in fairytales and medieval stories. But here in Europe, there is a wealth of unbelievably stunning castles across the continent. As we move forward in our second installation of our Europe’s Best series, we explore the magical and other-worldly castles in Europe. Neuschwanstein…

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The Azores: Europe’s Hidden Eden

Located off the coast of Portugal lies an archipelago composed of 9 volcanic islands – The Azores. Europe’s Eden is one of its most hidden destinations that goes unheard of. Only those who have dug up enough about the nooks and crannies of the continent are aware of the beauty…

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Journey of the Grape

Portugal’s endlessly open countryside, with its gently undulating plains, is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world. A producer of wine since Roman times, the diversity of its terrain yields a wide array of Portuguese grape varietals (over 4,000) which in turn produce wines with distinctive characteristics…

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The Other Eden

A far-flung archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic, the Azores – part of Portugal – comprises 9 islands that are divided into three geographical groups: the Eastern Group, comprising Santa Maria and São Miguel; the Central Group, including Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial; and the Western Group,…

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Port of Call

Portugal’s endlessly undulating plains is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world. A producer of wine since Roman times, it’s perhaps best known for its port wines which have been produced here since the 1700s. Ironically, it was the British who ‘invented’ port as a solution to…

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