Diogo Cão was a Portuguese captain, navigator, sailor and explorer. During his two expeditions, he charted the coast of West Africa and established settlements in what is now Angola. He was also the first European to discover and enter the Congo River, earning him a name as one of the most important sailor-explorers of the 15th century.
Fatima, located 125 kilometers north of Lisbon, is the most visited tourist destination in Portugal. The homes of the shepherds who experienced the apparition in the early 20th century and the shrine standing in the village of Cova de Iria are visited by more than six million pilgrims every year. Below I outline how to get from Lisbon to Fatima.
Sete Rios is one of the largest transfer stations in Lisbon. From it you will reach both by bus and train to smaller towns next to Lisbon (such as Nazare, Peniche or Leiria), but also north to Porto or south to Lagos and Faro. Here’s how to get to Sete Rios from Humberto Delgado Airport in the easiest way.
Lisbon and Porto are the two largest cities in Portugal. Many tourists choose to visit them “in one go,” devoting a few days to Lisbon and a few to Porto. Is this a difficult task? No. Every day the route from Lisbon to Porto is covered by 18 trains, a dozen buses and nearly two dozen planes. Below about the best way to get from Lisbon to Porto.
Portugal, a country stretching along the ocean, offers us everything the ocean has to offer – beautiful beaches, landscapes and amazing food. It is a veritable paradise for seafood lovers, of which it offers a real wealth. One particularly popular, though almost unknown in Europe, are crustaceans called percebes. Why is it worth trying them? How to eat them? Where do they come from?