A culinary guide to Porto, Portugal's ever-evolving second city

With an extravagant new wine-themed attraction and a galaxy of top-quality restaurants, Portugal’s second city is sending out a siren call to food enthusiasts far and wide.

What they're eating right now in Lisbon

From figs to flowers, seasonal ingredients are the stars in the Portuguese capital.

Notes from an author: Catrina Davies on Portugal's surf-battered Costa Vicentina

A return visit to Costa Vicentina throws up memories of a formative solo journey on foot, when freedom was more easily found.

A culinary guide to the eastern Algarve, Portugal

There’s a culinary revival underway in the eastern corner of this Portuguese region, as locals return to their roots to celebrate a rich bounty of produce, from land, salt marsh and sea.

A taste of Portugal's Alentejo region, from black pork to rich red wines

Among the cork trees and rolling hills of this vast rural region, you’ll find some of Portugal’s choicest produce, from rich reds and black pork to sumptuous olive oil. Here, we bring you five unique producers to visit when travelling in Alentejo — plus, a recipe for making authentic Gaspacho alentejano soup.

Heading to Madeira? Here are seven things you need to know

The dramatic Portuguese archipelago is where wild geography collides with delicious food, wonderful wildlife and carnival colour. Here are seven reasons why Madeira should be your next getaway — from its vibrant capital to idyllic rural landscapes.

Photo story: surf culture and local traditions along Portugal's Vicentine Coast

Cape St Vincent, Europe's most southwesterly point, witnessed the beginning of Portugal's 15th century Age of Discovery. Since then it's drifted back to a peaceful pace, where dramatic cliffs and sun-baked scrub form a backdrop to life on land and at sea.

Five reasons to explore Porto and North Portugal

With centuries of intriguing history, deep-rooted gastronomic traditions and a fun-loving city at its heart, every corner of this region rewards a visit.

A cultural journey through Coimbra, the former Portuguese capital

The old city rises from the banks of the Mondego River to the lofty heights of its hilltop university, Coimbra’s beating heart. Ascend its cobbled streets to find history, art and architecture peeping around every corner.

Meet the maker: the Portuguese vintners taking natural wine back to its roots

In a small valley in central Portugal, vineyard owners Jorge Cardoso and Fernanda Rodrigues are reviving ancient wine-making traditions, favouring clay pots over barrels.

The new wine museum transforming Porto's historic warehouse district

Raise a glass! Europe has opened yet another mega museum dedicated to wine — a mammoth project set to transform Porto’s former wine warehouse district into a new cultural quarter. Plus, three new wine experiences close to home.

Ultimate hotel guide: where to stay in Lisbon

From former palaces to chic rooftop hangouts, the Portuguese capital’s hotel offering is as vibrant and varied as the city itself. 

The five best day trips from Lisbon, Portugal

Heading to the Portuguese capital? Stay a little longer and venture out to deserted beaches, chic coastal towns and fairytale palaces.

Like a local: Porto

Portugal’s second city is creating quite a stir on the gastronomy front, with chefs putting bold new riffs on local flavours.

In pictures: Alentejo

With towns made of marble, a landscape dotted with prehistoric remains and 2,000-year-old winemaking traditions kept alive by enterprising locals, the fiercely proud Portuguese region of Alentejo is where time rolls back and the past sits cheek by jowl with the present.

Lisbon: through the eyes of travel writers

It’s got good looks and a great location, but it’s Lisbon’s party spirit and culinary culture that make it the city of the moment.

The world's five best cities to visit, as voted for by 57 travel writers

Of all the cities in the world, which ones are truly special? Which ones are having a moment? And which keep true city lovers coming back for more? To find out, we asked our regular contributors to name their favourites — and to tell us why.

Family travel: What to do in the Algarve

This white-sand Portuguese destination is a must-try, even if you don't plan to spend all your time on the beach. Here's our pick of what to do with the kids.

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