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CR7 Pop-Up Museum in Faro, Vilamoura & Portimão, Algarve, Summer 2015

By | June 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm | No comments

Although the CR7 Museum is actually located in Funchal in Madeira, those in the Algarve during Summer 2015 will be able to visit the a special Pop-Up version of the Museum in Summer 2015. Cristiano Ronaldo fans will have the opportunity to see items from the football mega-star’s career, including his Golden Ball and Golden Boot awards. This temporary exhibition is in Faro 13-19 June, Vilamoura…

Old Stuff

Wool Museum (Museu de Lanifícios) in Covilhã

By | May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am | No comments

  For centuries, Covilhã was an important city in the region for the production and manufacturing of wool for clothes, coats and blankets. Shepherds from the nearby mountain of Serra da Estrela brought wool they shaved from their sheep. The villagers washed the wool, dyed it and woven it into beautiful fabrics. The Wool Museum […]

Amusements

Magikland Amusement Park – Penafiel, near Porto

By | June 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm | No comments

Where else can kids climb onto a pirate ship, or ride a wild Old West mountain coaster, save a medieval princess, fly a plane over African savannahs, visit an enchanted forest and learn to make soap?!?! One place of course! At Magikland amusement park in Penafiel in northern Portugal. There’s something for everyone…

Water Parks

Slide & Splash – Lagoa

By | April 23, 2015 at 5:06 pm | No comments

Slide & Splash in Lagoa is spread out over 16,000 acres. It is considered the largest water park in the Portugal, and one of the largest…and best…in all of Europe. Many rides and attractions for kids of all ages. Visit the Kamikaze, 60-feet two parallel speed slides. Ride an inner-tube down rapid river.

Fun Facts

Hammer on the Head at Porto’s São João Festival

By | June 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm | No comments

In Portugal, June is the month in which cities and villages across the county pay tribute to the patron saint of their town with celebrations. In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, they throw a HUGE street party on the night of 23 June to honor their favorite saint, São João (St. John). This celebration has taken place for six centuries, and over that time, many traditions have been created specific to ….

Adventures

Grutas de Mira de Aire – Caves, Water Park, Animals & More in Leiria

By | April 29, 2015 at 8:11 am | No comments

Not in Lisbon, exactly….but just an hour drive to the north in Leiria is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the Portugal….The Grutas de Mira de Aire (Caves of Mira de Aire). This multi-amusement park is one of the biggest natural attractions in Portugal. 11.5 kilometers of caves make up this unique geographical formation.