Pictures of Portugal / Imagens de Portugal

Welcome to a blog dedicated to pictures from Portugal. Explore this beautiful country and find tips for your holidays and the occasional information on accommodation in Portugal, as well as the lesser known "gems" that tourist guides fail to mention.Enjoy!

domingo, 20 de julho de 2008

Boat Trip to the Grottos of Lagos

A video of a boat trip to the grottos of Lagos. A really fun experience. The local guides on the boat are great with their endless names for each rock and beach.

Lagos Beaches and City

Lagos is a city in the Algarve region in the South of Portugal. Lagos' beaches are excellent and well known. The Lagos Marina is a luxurious complex located 5 minutes from the city centre. The beaches in Lagos are mostly sandy and situated between large rocks. There is also a plain sandy beach which is more popular with tourists. If you are looking for privacy, venture between the rocks and find your favourite Lagos beach. You can also take a boat trip to the grottos in Lagos for a mere 10 € per person. Lagos' restaurants are relatively cheap and they range from the more expensive fish restaurants to the cheap snack bars which offer great value for money. Lagos' bars and clubs are abundant and mostly are located around the centre. Accommodation in Lagos is available in hotels but also in decent, privately-owned apartments, which are an excellent way to save money. Cheap accommodation in Lagos is not difficult to arrange if you search in advance and find the most affordable apartments.

Center of Lagos PortugalThe Lagos centre is filled with bars and restaurants.

Grottos in Lagos PortugalBoat trips to the grottos are inexpensive and exciting.

Lagos Beach PortugalLagos beaches can be very private, secluded between the rocks.

sexta-feira, 27 de junho de 2008

Parque das Nações / Expo Lisbon

Parque das Nações is a modern centre of Lisbon that, believe it or not, used to be a waste dump. It was built to host Expo '98 (1998 Lisbon World Exposition). Today, Parque das Nações is a business, commercial and tourist centre.

Parque das Nações Lisbon Portugal
Parque das Nações boasts the famous Lisbon aquarium, Casino Lisboa, Lisbon Tower, and the Vasco da Gama shopping centre.

Parque das Nações Lisbon Portugal
There is a system of cable cars taking visitors on a tour of Parque das Nações / Expo.

Parque das Nações Lisbon Portugal
The Lisbon underwater aquarium.

Parque das Nações Lisbon Portugal
The Lisbon Tower.

quarta-feira, 25 de junho de 2008

Largo do Camões, Lisbon

Largo do Camões is a square in central Lisbon with a monument dedicated to the Portguese poet Luís Vaz de Camões. Due to its proximity to the hip Bairro Alto, it serves as a gathering place for young people at night.

Largo do Camões square in Lisbon PortugalLargo do Camões square in Lisbon PortugalLargo do Camões square in Lisbon Portugal