The epicenter of Évora is definitely Sé Catedral. This majestic stone structures harbors towers, secret passageways, and cloisters, all fit for exploring. The cathedral resembles more of a castle fortress, with turret like towers and Gothic architecture. 14th century carvings of the apostles wrap themselves around the main cathedral entrance, safe guarding their home built … More O Fim – Évora
The pinnacle of Coimbra is the old Universidade de Coimbra, a palace like assemblage of stones and tiled roofs composed of the Biblioteca Joanina, Capela de São Miguel, and the bell tower founded in 1290. The Biblioteca Joanina holds over 300,000 medieval volumes, safe guarded by a colony of local bats in the library that … More Coimbra, Portugal
Three things stick out in my mind when I remember Porto: Majestic Café, port wine tasting, and the ridiculous car lift at our hotel. Luckily, our tiny Nissan Note (aka Nora Jean Notie), zipped and maneuvered into the tiniest spaces imaginable for a car. The lift entailed a small box, barely big enough for a … More Pour me a Porto wine, my dear!
How I wish we would have dedicated more time to exploring Sintra! The small town of Sintra is located a mere thirty minutes from the bustling capital of Lisbon, yet portrays a vastly different vibe with quiet roads, lush green landscapes, and dense foliage. Palaces dot the Sintra mountains woven together by narrow streets nearly … More Sintra • Fátima • Lagos // Portugal
The past week was a complete whirlwind. We packed the 7 days full with a new city nearly everyday. When the time allotted is so minuscule, and vacation time is few and far between, the only way to satiate that wanderlust is to go, go, go! We rented a car for this adventure, which was … More Lisboa // The City of Seven Hills