Make art not war, Fábrica Braço from Lisbon

A for­mer weapons fac­tory, now a fac­tory of art and music events. Where ? In Lis­bon, Por­tu­gal. Fábrica Braço de Prata, a suc­cess of turn­ing war into art.  It is one of the most impor­tant cul­tural hubs of the cap­i­tal of Por­tu­gal. It is a 20 min­utes train ride from Lis­bon sta­tion Sete Rios. The… 

Cascais, in late autumn

In this post, I will present you Cas­cais, with lit­tle words and more pic­tures. A few facts about this for­mer fish­er­man vil­lage: Cas­cais is a cos­mopoli­tan coastal town on the Atlantic, in Por­tu­gal, 30 km west from Lis­bon. Sit­u­ated within the Nat­u­ral Park of Sin­tra-Cas­cais, Cas­cais was awarded the”QualityCoast Gold” prize in 2016 because of… 

One of the Seven Wonders of Portugal

This post is about one of the Seven Won­ders of Por­tu­gal: The Pena Palace. The Palace of Pena is the most impor­tant ele­ment in the cul­tural land­scape of Sin­tra, acknowl­edge by UNESCO as World Her­itage of uni­ver­sal value since1995. It is also inte­grated into the Net­work of Euro­pean Royal Res­i­dences since 2013. Where is it At 40… 

The timeless flea market in Barão de São João

(lis­ten to the live music played in the mar­ket, that made peo­ple gather from all over and dance) Algarve has a lot of flea mar­kets and they are famous for their bar­gains. But if you dream of the Sun­day in which you would wan­der the streets of a flea mar­ket, full of col­ors, good music, peo­ple…

The beaches of Castelejo and Cordorama in the Algarve

Don’t they say “Save the best for last?” Well in my case, after see­ing many beaches on the Mediter­ranean coast, I thought there would be lit­tle left to sur­prise me. But I was wrong. The beaches of Castelejo and Cor­do­rama from the Algarve are besides beau­ti­ful, one of the wildest I have ever seen. Here they are:… 

The End of the world – made in Portugal

The story and his­tory You know for many peo­ple The End of the World is a point in time. In Por­tu­gal it is a place. It is that point on the map you put your fin­ger on and 1/3 of the fin­ger stays on the con­ti­nent and the 2/3 falls into the ocean. The Cape of St. Vin­cent…

Benagil – is as magic as they say

How did the day start Where should I start with my day at Benagil? Do you think it mat­ters I just cel­e­brated the day with a good fish din­ner and loads of white wine in a local restau­rant? But I don’t want to start with the end. Let’s start with the begin­ning. Where is Benagil and…