From your conveniently located accommodations in Portugal, you can easily experience the wealth of historic and religious architecture throughout the country, including Portugal’s own late Gothic style. Stately churches, Moorish castles and stoic statues tell a colorful story of the Roman, Arabic and Spanish people who have called Portugal home throughout the centuries. Although Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, the diverse history here means that guests at our Portugal hotels may also hear Arabic, Galician, Mirandese and Calo spoken during their stay.
This diverse history, particularly the country’s colonial endeavors, has influenced the Mediterranean cuisine. Enjoy a traditionally long lunch with soup, bacalhau (cod) with potatoes and herbs, and conclude with a pastel de nata tart and a glass of port wine. Green wines—named because of their young age, not color—are popular in northern Portugal.
Hotel guests will find that despite these outside influences, Portugal still has many unique features of its own. See Portuguese artist José Malhoa’s painting “Fado,” at the Lisbon Fado Museum and then hear this music genre for yourself at Senhor Vinho. You can also cheer at a soccer game at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao, golf in pristine Obidos and tour the Pena National Palace near Penha Longa.