Think teatime is purely a British custom? Think again. The taking of afternoon tea was actually introduced to Europe by the Portuguese and Portugal is the only country in Europe to grow and produce loose-leaf tea. In honor of this tradition, Lisbon’s only city resort hotel, the Lapa Palace, has introduced a new afternoon, Read More

The Wines of Portugal took another major step forward in 2003 when four of the country’s great, full-bodied reds gained a place among the very best at an international blind tasting in Lisbon, organized by The Portuguese Gastronomic Academy and Atlantis Crystal. The members of the international jury were the prestigious Michel Bettane, Jacques, Read More

Imagine a luxury hotel room in the heart of a Western European capital, yet the only noise outside your bedroom window is a cock crowing.  Imagine walking through narrow lanes strung with laundry and infused with cooking aromas – and emerging through medieval gates into the heart of a bustling city. Welcome to Lisbon, Read More