Category Archives: Centro

Figueira da Foz

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About Figueira da Foz Translated the town’s name means Fig Tree at the River mouth. The population of this lively beachside town swells to almost double its size in the summer months of July and August when Portuguese and Spanish … Continue reading

Caldas da Rainha

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About Caldas da Rainha Caldas da Rainha is a city in western central Portugal. The city serves as the seat of the larger municipality of the same name and is the seat of the Comunidade Intermunicipal do Oeste (West Intermunicipal … Continue reading

Tomar

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About Tomar Located 100 km north of Lisbon in the most fertile region of Portugal (Ribatejo), Tomar is a historic city worth to visit.Tomar inhabitants are called “Nabantinos” as the ancient Roman city in this exact location was called “Nabantia”.After … Continue reading

Viseu

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About Viseu Viseu is both a city (capital of Viseu District) and a municipality. The Greater Metropolitan Area of Viseu is also one of the Greater Metropolitan Areas of Portugal with 354,162 inhabitants.Viseu has undergone a considerable economic growth, especially … Continue reading

Aveiro

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About Aveiro Once a big sea port, Aveiro lies in a region of valleys cut by mountains and fertile lagoon plains. These plains are bathed by the ria (lagoon) which formed in the 16th century after terrible storms. It covers 11,000 … Continue reading

Coimbra – Cidade Universitária

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About Coimbra Coimbra is a town of a rich history. Situated at the bank of Mondego River, this town was the first capital of the Portuguese Kingdom, as well as the founding place of Portuguese first university. Nowadays, Coimbra is an university … Continue reading

Leiria – Costa da Prata

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About Leiria Leiria is set between Lisbon and Oporto with the country’s largest motorway (A1) crossing it in the north-south direction It is placed at the central section of the Portuguese coastline, where intense reflections on the water lend their … Continue reading