Lisbon Oceanarium – Up-Close & Personal with Sea Life

By | October 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm | No comments

The Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa) immortalizes Portugal’s close connection with the sea. The large attraction was built in 1998 for the last World Exposition of the 20th century. Teh theme being, The Oceans: A Heritage for the Future. Assuming the evolutionary trend of the…

Old Stuff

Cheese Museum (Museu do Queijo) in Covilhã

By | November 10, 2015 at 7:54 am | No comments

Cheese lovers of all ages will love the Cheese Museum (Museu do Queijo) in Covilhã, central Portugal. Central Portugal is well-known for the locally-produced cheeses, particularly from Serra da Estrela towns of Algodres, Gouveia, Seia, Manteigas, Penalva do Castelo, Mangualde…


Monte Selvagem (Wild Mountain) in Montemoro-o-Novo

By | August 10, 2015 at 4:39 pm | No comments

Monte Selvagem (Wild Mountain) is outside of Lisbon on the way to Évora in the Alentejo region. It is an animal reserve caring for and protecting many types of species, while also proving an entertaining and educational experience for children and families. About 300 animals of 70…

Water Parks

Parque Aquático Water Park in Amarante

By | August 20, 2015 at 10:26 am | No comments

Parque Aquático in Amarante is the one and only water park in the north of Portugal! Located just 60km east of Porto, the water park enjoys beautiful views over the Tamega River. The attraction is a full day of wet and wild fun for the entire family.

Fun Facts

The Rhinoceros of Belem Tower

By | August 26, 2015 at 8:07 pm | No comments

The arrival of the animal to Lisbon caused quite a stir, not only in Portugal, but elsewhere in Europe. An animal of such a strange appearance had never been seen before. The rhino weighed more than two tons, and had a thick and rough skin forming three…


Natalândia at Lagos Zoo – 5 December to 6 January

By | November 19, 2015 at 10:48 am | No comments

Spend this holiday season with Santa, Rudolf and all the animals at Natatlândia at Zoo Lagos, in the Algarve. From 7 December 2014 to 7 January 2015, the zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with artificial snow. Fairies, elves and reindeer are in charge of this…