Rua das Flores Porto

Rua das Flores, Porto

The Rua das Flores in Porto was laid out in the early 16th century on land owned by the Bishop of Porto. By the 19th century, the street had some of the city's most expensive shops including goldsmiths.

Rua das Flores, Porto
Rua das Flores, Porto

Nowadays the street is lined with chic cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and hip boutiques running down to the Igreja da Misericórdia, the Museu da Misericórdia do Porto, and the Largo São Domingos from just across the road from São Bento Station.

The street is pedestrianized and is usually thronged with tourists in the summer season. This is turn attracts musicians and street artists to entertain the crowds.

Some of the elegant buildings on the street once belonged to the aristocracy and wealthy merchants and date from the 17th-19th centuries.

Shop on the pedestrianized Rua das Flores
Rua das Flores

Note the fine wrought-iron balconies and tile work on some of the buildings. If you wish to stay on or near to this trendy thoroughfare try the recommended Casa dos Lóios Boutique Guesthouse or Myo Design House. Both are within renovated, historic houses with modern facilities.

Flores Boutique Hotel & Spa is a four-star hotel on the street complete with a wellness center, roof terrace and indoor pool.

Shop on the pedestrianized Rua das Flores
Shop on the pedestrianized Rua das Flores

Museu da Misericórdia do Porto
Museu da Misericórdia do Porto


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Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada

Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada

The Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada is a short walk outside the center of Aveiro. Moliceiro boat tours also normally pass by these impressive salt pans, if you don't feel like the walk.

Salt production has been an important industry in the area since Roman times. The free museum, with information in both Portuguese and English, charts the history of salt in Aveiro.

Visitors can observe restored salt pans and enter the historic processing center. Here you can see traditional tools of the trade and information on the salt workers.

Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada
Mounds of sea salt and the salt pan glisten brilliant white against the azure sky

Salt pans
Salt pans in Aveiro

Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada
Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada

Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada
A fascinating museum on salt in Aveiro

Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada
Eco-Museu Marinha da Troncalhada


Access - Getting There

Canal das Pirâmides
3800 Aveiro

From downtown Aveiro, the museum is about 15 minutes on foot.

Places to stay in Aveiro include the Hotel Melia Ria with an indoor pool and spa close to the Aveiro Congress Center. Alternatively, try the three-star Veneza Hotel in the town center.

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Capela de Santa Catarina Funchal

Capela de Santa Catarina Funchal, Madeira

The Capela de Santa Catarina in Funchal on Madeira is a small but beautiful church. It is located within the pleasant Santa Catarina Park (Parque de Santa Catarina), a large green space in the city.

Capela de Santa Catarina
The church was originally built in wood

History

The church dates from the 15th century and was originally constructed in wood. It is believed this was the first church built on the island, founded by Constança Rodrigues, the wife of João Gonçalves Zarco (1390-1471). 

Zarco was one of the first explorers to establish settlements on the island and the first captain of Funchal.

In the 16th century, the present stone church was built.

The stone font and bell both display elements of distinctive Manueline design.

The Santa Catarina Park contains several aviaries as well as a number of stone monuments such as the one below. This commemorates the arrival of refugees from Gibraltar during World War II.

Santa Catarina Park
Monument to the arrival of refugees from Gibraltar

Access - Getting There

Av. Calouste Gulbenkian 1629
9000-052 Funchal

Hotels in Funchal

If you wish to stay in Funchal try the recommended Quinta do Monte. Other recommended places to stay in the city include the Hotel Quinta Bela S.Tiago or the budget Pensao Residencial Mirasol.

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Campo Pequeno Lisbon Metro

Campo Pequeno Station Lisbon Metro

Campo Pequeno is a station on the Lisbon Metro in Lisbon. Campo Pequeno is on the Yellow Line (Linha Amarela) of the capital's subway network. It was one of the first 11 stations of the system and opened in 1959. The station has interesting tile work and sculptures by the Portuguese artist Francisco Simões. These are striking life-size, marble figures of women (Women of Lisbon). The colors of the figures show the different shades of Portuguese marble.

Campo Pequeno Metro Station
Station platform


The Yellow Line runs from Rato to Odivelas.

Several Carris buses stop at the station: 207, 727, 736, 738, 744, 749, 754, 756, and 783. The AeroBus #2 from Lisbon Airport to Sete Rios also stops here.

Campo Pequeno Metro Station
Station Sign


Nearby Campo Pequeno Station

The station is just outside the Campo Pequeno bullring (Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno) within Cinema City Campo Pequeno, a large shopping and dining complex which includes a cinema. Nearby is the superb Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima, Lisbon's first modernist church.

Ticket gates at the station
Ticket Gates
Entrance to the station
Entrance


Hotels near Campo Pequeno Station

There are several hotels nearby including the VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa, the Jupiter Lisboa Hotel, and the VIP Inn Berna Hotel.

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Berlitz Phrase Book & Dictionary Portuguese

Berlitz Phrase Book & Dictionary Portuguese

ISBN-13: 978-1780044989
Berlitz, 2018
224 pages

Berlitz Phrase Book & Dictionary Portuguese
Cover


Travelling to Portugal? Brazil? Mozambique? Or anywhere the 250 million speakers of Portuguese live and work and play? Don’t speak Portuguese? Berlitz has you covered.

The Portuguese Berlitz Phrasebook and Dictionary is compact, clear, and chock block full of words and phrases. It is the ideal travel companion.

It will fit in your coat pocket or backpack and is easy to use. It begins with Pronunciation and ends with a 3000-word bilingual dictionary.

Berlitz Phrase Book & Dictionary Portuguese
Typical Page


Its emphasis is on the motherland - Portugal - but can be used in other locales where the 9th most spoken language in the world is spoken.

The pronunciation system is simple and easy to employ. All words and sentences are rendered in a way familiar to a speaker of English. For example, in “Survival,” there is the following example:

English: I'm on vacation.
Portuguese: Estou de ferias
Pronunciation: ee-stawoo deh feh-ree-uhz

Every example follows this pattern.

Moreover, beautiful color photographs of Portugal are sprinkled throughout the book.

The book consists of many sections, among them: Survival, Food & Drink, People, Leisure Time, Special Requirements, and In an Emergency. Each of those is broken into sub-categories.

This is a wonderful and reasonably priced language guide.

Berlitz Phrase Book & Dictionary Portuguese
Information Page


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Buses to and from Faro Airport

Buses to and from Faro Airport

The number 16 Proximo bus connects Faro Airport to Faro Beach (Ilha de Faro), the bus station and the nearby Faro railway station.

The journey takes about 20 minutes though it is quicker in the early mornings. The whole route is about 6 km. There are 15 stops to the airport from the bus station and 13 stops from the airport.

The bus station in Faro is on Avenida da Republica and has buses to Lisbon, other towns in the Algarve such as Lagos, Albufeira and Vilamoura, and also buses to Sevilla in Spain.

Bus from Faro Airport

The flat fare is presently 2.25 Euros. Buses run from the Airport from 5.20 am until 12.10 am (just after midnight). From Faro Bus Station buses start at 5 am with the last bus at 11.45 pm. Services vary slightly on weekends and holidays but the first and last buses are the same.

The ticket office at Faro bus station is open from 6 am to 11 pm, Monday to Friday and weekdays and holidays from 7 am to 11 pm.

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Information on Coronavirus in Portugal

Information on Coronavirus in Portugal

In comparison with other European countries such as the UK, France, and its neighbor Spain, Portugal has fared reasonably well during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Serviço Nacional de Saúde
Serviço Nacional de Saúde
This makes the decision of its oldest ally, Britain, to set a quarantine stipulation for visitors to the country, except for the islands of Madeira and the Azores, all the more mystifying.

Portugal's many fine beaches are open to the public and apps such as Sandspace and Infopraia provide detailed, real-time information on how crowded the country's beaches actually are at any given time.

If you want to find the latest information on the Covid-19 situation in Portugal, the best place to head for is the Serviço Nacional de Saúde website (sns.gov.pt). It has daily reports on the total number of Covid-19 suspected cases, confirmed cases, the number of recovered cases, plus deaths in all of Portugal's regions and main towns.

Coronavirus cases in Portugal by municipality
Confirmed Coronavirus cases in Portugal by municipality

The stats are presented by region and by city. Lisbon, the capital, is the hardest hit, followed by the north, centered on Portugal's second-largest city, Porto.

In particular, the densely populated Amadora district in Lisbon has recorded many cases as well as nearby Sintra. The Algarve and Alentejo are the least affected regions.

Information on Coronavirus in Portugal
Information on Coronavirus in Portugal
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Ponte Velha Silves

Ponte Velha, Silves, Algarve, Portugal

The Ponte Velha (Old Bridge) in Silves on the Algarve is sometimes referred to as the "Roman Bridge". However, it actually dates from the mid-14th or even 15th century.

Spanning the River Arade, the bridge is now pedestrianized and is 76 meters long and 5 meters wide.

Ponte Velha, Silves, Algarve, Portugal
Ponte Velha, Silves, Algarve, Portugal
History

It is possible that Silves did, indeed, have a bridge in Roman times, as the city was at a crossroads of Roman roads. Also, opus signinum, a Roman construction material, has been discovered close to the bridge.

There is no written, historical evidence of a bridge in the city during the time of Moorish control. The first written reference to a bridge in Silves is from the Cortes de Lisboa in 1439. Other documents indicate that the bridge was still under construction in 1459 but that in 1473 it was already completed.

The bridge was restored in the 17th century but retained its original form. In 1950 a concrete bridge was built nearby, and the old bridge became a pedestrian bridge. Some of the construction techniques used in the bridge's arches are similar to those of Silves Cathedral.

The Old Bridge in Silves
The Old Bridge in Silves
Access - Getting There

The bridge is close to the modern Tourist Office (turismo) where buses from Portimao stop.

Silves Turismo
The modern Tourist Office in Silves

Silves Turismo
Silves Turismo
Accommodation in Silves

There are many excellent places to stay in Silves. These include the Quinta do Rio Country Inn located in beautiful countryside a few kilometres outside the city.

Another recommended hotel is the Colona dos Mouros on the other side of the river from the town with a pool and open-air terrace. Also on this side of the river is the well-liked Casa do Cerro with views of the castle from its glamorous hilltop perch. Similarly, the new Horta Grande hostel has a loyal following.

In the old town visitors can choose from several holiday homes with just a few rooms such as the Casa à Porta do Torreão (a one-bedroom house), Quintal do Castelo, and Casa do Jardim.

Outside of town on the N124 going north, the Residencial Vila Sodre has 12 rooms.

Also, about 6 km outside Silves is the British and Irish, husband and wife-owned Duas Quintas, set in 15 acres of orange trees, with a large swimming pool.

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Sandspace App For Portugal's Beaches

Sandspace App For Portugal's Beaches

Portugal's beaches reopened for tourists back in June after the lockdown for Covid-19. In general, in Portugal, the use of masks is recommended in busy streets and mandatory in all closed spaces, except during meals.

Sandspace App For Portugal's Beaches


Beaches have a limited number of places available in order to allow social distancing (1.5 to 2 meters around each beach umbrella where wearing a mask is not mandatory).

The app Sandspace, available at Google Play (unfortunately not for iPhones), tells you how crowded each beach is in real-time.



This handy app was developed by a group of high school students from Agrupamento de Escolas Dr. Serafim Leite school in Aveiro.

The app covers over 680 beaches both sea and river beaches as well as natural pools. It also provides other information on bacteria or deadly jellyfish in the ocean.

Sandspace won the People's Choice Award prize in the annual Apps For Good competition. You can see more information here: appsforgood.org

Sandspace App For Portugal's Beaches

Appsforgood




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Guadiana Hotel Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Guadiana Hotel Vila Real de Santo Antonio

The Guadiana Hotel in Vila Real de Santo Antonio was the border town's first five-star hotel. It is now in the process of being redeveloped.

Built in the first quarter of the 20th century by Swiss-born architect Ernesto Korrodi (1870-1944) for Manuel Ramirez, a tinned food producer, the hotel is a mix of styles redolent of its age.

Guadiana Hotel Vila Real de Santo Antonio


Guadiana Hotel Vila Real de Santo Antonio


Access - Getting There

Avenida da República 94, 8900-267
Vila Real de Santo António
Portugal

The hotel is very close to the ferry terminal for boats over the river to Ayamonte in Spain.

From Vila Real de Santo Antonio there is an EVA bus to Seville in Spain at 9.35 am as well as local buses to Monte Gordo.

Guadiana Hotel Vila Real de Santo Antonio


Accommodation

Hotels in Ayamonte Spain - Booking.com

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Arenilha Guest House

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Casa Do Miradouro Viseu

Casa Do Miradouro, Viseu

The Casa Do Miradouro in Viseu houses the archaeological collection of José Coelho within a delightful 16th-century palace.

Casa Do Miradouro Viseu

José Coelho was a 20th-century historian, politician, and professor with a passion for archaeology. His extensive collection from various local excavations is on display. These include pieces found at the Dólmen de Mamaltar de Vale de Fachas, the Antas da Pedralta and the Paranho Necropolis in nearby Tondela. The display includes both Roman and pre-Roman exhibits.

Originally built for Fernão Ortiz de Vilhegas the house and gardens contain elements of Manueline architecture and are a treat in themselves.

Casa Do Miradouro Viseu


Access - Getting There

Largo Antonio Jose Pereira
Viseu 3500-080 Portugal
Tel: 232 448 098

Hours

Opening hours Tuesday: 2 pm - 6 pm; Wednesday to Friday: 10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday morning. Also closed during the New Year holidays, Easter Sunday, May 1, and Christmas Day.

Free admission

The mansion is located next to the cathedral in Viseu.

Casa Do Miradouro Viseu

Accommodation in Viseu

Both the Casa da Sé and the Hotel Avenida are recommended lodgings in the city. To eat, try O Hilário.

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Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentacao Aveiro

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentação, Aveiro

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentação in Aveiro is a pretty church in the historic center of the city.

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentação, Aveiro


History

The original church dates back to the early 17th century. It was begun in 1606 and completed ten years later in 1616. It is thought the church was built over a chapel originally dedicated to São Gonçalo (Gundisalvus of Amarante).

However, much of the present church including the azulejos tiles on the front of the building date from the 18th century.

Outside the church stands a statue of John the Evangelist.

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentação, Aveiro


Interior

The interior is noted for its magnificent gilded woodwork especially on its two altarpieces, one dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Apresentação and the other to Jesus the Saviour.

On the side walls are two more gilded shrines, one to Senhora da Luz ('Our Lady of Light') and the other to the Cruz do Senhor do Bendito ('The Cross of the Lord of the Blessed').

One statue of note is a Gothic alabaster Virgin made in Nottingham, England.

The interior of the church.


Access - Getting There

Largo da Apresentação, 3800-270 Aveiro

The main festival of the church is on February 2 and is dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Apresentação (Our Lady of the Presentation).

A church of the same name stands in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Apresentação, Aveiro

The congregation outside the church.

Other places of interest in Aveiro include the Aveiro Congress Center, housed in a former ceramics factory, the Fabrica de Ceramica de Jeronymo Periera Campos, and the superb Museu de Aveiro.

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Mercado Municipal de Lagos

Mercado Municipal de Lagos

The Mercado Municipal de Lagos (Lagos Municipal Market) in Lagos is situated right on the waterfront close to the Centro de Ciencia Viva Lagos.

Mercado Municipal de Lagos
Lagos Municipal Market

The historic building, which dates from 1924 is a fun place to shop for local produce and to soak up an authentic Algarve atmosphere.

The fish market is on the ground floor and opens very early in the morning. The market also sells local fruit and vegetables, cheese, honey, meat, wine, and olive oil.

Many of the stallholders speak good English and can help you with your purchases. There's a small cafe/bar on the premises, too.

The building's south wall is covered with tile panels by the artist Xana.

Steps leading to the museum
Interior of the Mercado Municipal with the staircase leading to the upper floors and the Ciencia Viva Lagos with tile panels by Xana
Access - Getting There

Avenida dos Descobrimentos
8600-668 Lagos
Tel: 282 767 330

Hours: daily from 7 am - 2 pm.

The building is on three floors with pedestrian access to the Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos from the top floor.

Mercado Municipal de Lagos
Lagos Municipal Market

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Portugal's Beaches Reopen Today

Portugal's Beaches Reopen Today

Portugal has a long Atlantic coastline stretching from Viana do Castelo in the north near the Spanish border to Vila Real de Santo Antonio on the Algarve in the south of the country.

Portugal's beaches draw hundreds of thousands of people each year but have been recently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

However, today, Saturday, June 6, Portugal's beaches will reopen - but with certain social distancing and other conditions in place.

Portugal's Beaches Reopen Today


Some of these regulations are:

A physical distance of 1.5 meters between people (who are not part of the same group) must be maintained

There should be a 2 - 3 meter spacing between parasols.

Sports activities with two or more people such as beach volleyball and soccer are prohibited except nautical activities, such as surf lessons and similar sports.

Parking is prohibited outside parks and orderly parking areas.

In bars and restaurants, there must be regular cleaning of spaces (minimum: four daily cleanings).

For beach sellers, there is the mandatory use of a mask and visor.

To emphasize the point Minister of Environment, Pedro Matos Fernandes was on one of the beaches on the Costa da Caparica, south of Lisbon, where he appealed to the common sense of holidaymakers in complying with the established rules.

The minister added that the much-maligned Info Praia app should be fully functional from today.
Another app giving information on the status of crowds at Portugal's beaches is Sandspace, developed by a group of high school students from Aveiro.

Portugal's Beaches Reopen Today; Info Praia App
Info Praia App


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Museu das Termas Romanas de Chaves

Museu das Termas Romanas de Chaves

The Museu das Termas Romanas de Chaves in Chaves in northern Portugal will be when or if it finally opens, a museum dedicated to what is thought to be the remains of the largest Roman baths on the Iberian Peninsula. The medicinal Roman spa can be compared in importance and size with those in Bath in England and Vichy in France.

Museu das Termas Romanas de Chaves


The nearly 2,000-year-old complex was discovered in 2006 during the construction work for an underground car park.

Excavations have revealed a large main pool, a secondary pool, and a complex system of pipes for transporting the waters and for drainage.

The baths are thought to have been destroyed during an earthquake and lost to history until the 21st century. Chaves was founded by the Romans as Aquae Flaviae in AD78 and the 140 meter-long Ponte Trajano (Trajan Bridge) dates from the reign of Emperor Trajan in the early second century AD.

Museu das Termas Romanas de Chaves


The exterior of the museum was completed (though not without criticism by a percentage of the town's inhabitants) but the interior suffers from the problem of condensation generated by the still active thermal springs. Plans were drawn up to increase natural ventilation and use the hot water to heat the building in winter as the costs of the project and the delays mounted.

The Covid-19 pandemic also delayed proceedings but the museum is hoping to launch sometime in 2020 or maybe 2021. Watch this space.

Museu das Termas Romanas de Chaves

Access - Getting There

Rua Longras 26, 5400-355 Chaves

A recommended place to stay in Chaves is the Petrus Hotel and to eat and drink visit the Adega Faustino.

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Restaurants on Estrada de Santa Eulalia Albufeira

Restaurants on Estrada de Santa Eulalia Albufeira

Estrada de Santa Eulalia in Albufeira just north of Praia Santa Eulália is lined with restaurants, hotels and also has a branch of the local tourist office (turismo).

Happy Sumo
Happy Sumo
There's a variety of eateries to choose from including traditional Portuguese cuisine to British and Irish comfort food, authentic Indian, Japanese (read Chinese imitation), halal at Rania's and Italian pizzerias.

For a British home from home try Little Britain for English breakfast, Sunday lunch, and even veggie options. There's lots of outdoor seating, too.

Little Britain
Little Britain
Sushi Hut
Sushi Hut seems to be no longer in business
For some excellent Italian pizza and pasta try Paulu's Pizzeria. They have a good value tourist menu in the early evening, recommended pizza as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Paulu's Pizzeria
Paulu's Pizzeria
Most "Japanese" restaurants in Portugal with a few notable exceptions are in fact Chinese restaurants masquerading as Japanese. So don't expect Land of the Rising Sun authenticity at Happy Sumo. That said, you can enjoy a cheap Asian fusion experience, and all you can eat sushi.

Fuji also falls into this category. It's Chinese, not Japanese. Again the food is what Europeans who have never been to either China or Japan consider East Asian and has good reviews for its Teppanyaki and sushi. There's a large concrete torii gate outside so you can't miss the place.

Fuji
Fuji
When we were last on Estrada de Santa Eulalia we had Portuguese food at Zé do Peixe Assado. Excellent grilled sardines, boiled potatoes, tomato and onion salad, bread and a carafe of white wine. Bliss! All you can eat fish.


If you want to stay on the street try the recommended Muthu Oura Praia Hotel.

Muthu Oura Praia HotelOura Praia Hotel.
Muthu Oura Praia Hotel
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Teatro Municipal de Bragança

Teatro Municipal de Bragança

The Teatro Municipal de Bragança is housed in a striking new building on the outskirts of Bragança close to the bus station.

Teatro Municipal de Bragança


The theater was inaugurated in 2004 and stages a variety of performances including drama, dance, concerts, and cinema. The cuboid, glass, and concrete building was designed by Portuguese architect Filipe Oliveira Dias to fit into a square of 1950's Estado Novo architecture.

Access - Getting There

Praça do Prof. Cavaleiro de Ferreira
5300-252 Bragança, Portugal
Tel: 273 302 740
www: facebook.com/teatromunicipalbraganca

Other cultural institutions in Bragança include the Military Museum within the town's castle and the Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança.

Bragança Bus Station

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São Gonçalo de Lagos

São Gonçalo de Lagos

São Gonçalo de Lagos (1360-1422) lived in the 14th and 15th centuries and is an important religious figure in the town of his birth, Lagos in the Algarve. He is the patron saint of the city.

São Gonçalo de Lagos
Statue of the saint

He spent most of his adult life as a monk in a monastery in Torres Vedras, ministering to the poor. He was beatified by Pope Pius VI in 1798.

A son of a fishing family in Lagos he is especially venerated by fisherfolk in the town.

A statue of the saint by locally-born artist Tolentino Abegoaria stands on the  Avenida dos Descobrimentos near Lagos fort Castelo de Lagos. One of the gates to the Castelo de Lagos is called St. Gonçalo's Gate and the castle contains a shrine in the saint's honor. The Hospital São Gonçalo de Lagos is also named after him. It is 2 km west of the city center and has a 24 hour A&E.

Another famous statue in Lagos is that of Henry the Navigator.

Henry the Navigator
Henry the Navigator


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Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança

Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança

Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança; Edificio Sede
Edificio Sede
The Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança is split between two buildings - the Edifício Sede and Casa da Seda.

The Edificio Sede is a modern building that was built on the site of the old hydroelectric power station, which utilized the waters of the River Fervença to produce energy for the city from the beginning of the 20th century until the 1960s. The Casa da Seda is located in a restored building that was once a grain mill powered by the river and was also used for silk dyeing.

Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança
Casa da Seda

The Trás-os-Montes region in general and Bragança, in particular, were centers of silk production which is a major focus of the museum. There were once around 200 dye shops on the banks of the river that would discolor the river with their dyes.

Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança has lots of fun, hands-on exhibits, and audio-visuals that appeal to young children. Many of them on the subject of renewable energy, another subject covered in depth at the museum.

Many cities in Portugal have a Centro Ciência Viva (Live Science Center).

Lagos has a Centro Ciência Viva as does Guimarães, where the Ciência Centro Ciência Viva de Guimarães is housed in a former tannery.

Often housed in historic buildings, they are usually aimed at parties of school children but are a lot of fun for adults to visit, too.

Centro Ciência Viva also often focus on local industries, such as leather in the case of Guimarães and silk production and renewable energy as here in Bragança.

Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança
© Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança

Access - Getting There

Casa da Seda: Rua dos Batoques
n.º 25, 5300-091 Bragança

Tel: 273 382 207
www: braganca.cienciaviva.pt

Hours

Tuesday to Friday 10 am - 6 pm;
Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays 11 am - 7 pm;
Closed on Monday (Last admission half an hour before closing).

The Center is closed to the public on 1 January and 24, 25 and 31 December.

Adult - € 2.50
Student, Youth Card - € 1.50
Family ticket (2 adults + children) - € 5.00
Children (up to 6 years) - € 1.00
Teacher - 2,00 €
Senior (> 65) - € 1.50
Disabled citizen - € 1.00

The Teatro Municipal de Bragança is another city-run cultural institution in the town.

Related

Museums in Lisbon

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