I wish I could share smells with you! I just came back of the Silves area, which is famous of the orange orchards, which means this time of the year orange blossom, which means overwhelming nice smells. The scent of orange blossom is indescribable, so you MUST come and experience this. We have some nice spring offers! DO NOT MISS THIS!!! Do not miss April in the Algarve!
Almost July, cannot believe how fast the time files! Summer season started, beaches filling up, sea warming up, almost every night somewhere live music playing… the Algarve is boosting lots of things to do in July in the Algarve, like festivals and partys For every ones tast there is something, if you want to party till dawn on the beach or enjoy and relax with jazz and classical outdoor music events. Combined with nice food and drinks.
Algarve Housing gives you a few option of things to do in July in the Algarve, of the many choices you have.
Culture in Portugal. Portugal is a vibrant and diverse country which has many Portuguese customs and traditions which influence its Portuguese culture. They have a particularly strong interest in the arts including music, drama, dance and song and of course paintings and sculptures.
Algarve Housing, like to share this article with you and inform you a bit of the Portuguese Culture and traditions.
Examples of traditional folklore can be found throughout Portugal and many ancient and contemporary works are displayed in museums and galleries throughout the city. From the largest towns to the smallest villages traditional folklore is celebrated through various festivals and events, most of which include traditional dress dance and cuisine.
Café culture is strong in Portugal and visitors can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere in busy squares or on cafe-lined streets where they can enjoy a delicious Portuguese coffee and tart while soaking up the sunshine.
Football, culture in Portugal
Football is by far the most popular sport in the country and their teams have avid supporters from all over the world There are many huge stadiums in major cities which support big football games which locals and visitors come from all over to see.
Food and Drinks
Portugal culture offers some wonderful cuisine. Some of its most famous dishes include pastéis de nata (custard tarts), regional cheeses, and salted cod, as well as a range of freshly cooked seafood. Portugal is also admired for its great variety of wines, producing many award winning wines which are enjoyed all over the world.
Portugal culture enjoys a thriving arts and cultural scene. With a huge number of museums and galleries, theatres, event spaces and music venues there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. A varied and exciting nightlife for those who like to stay out late can also be enjoyed in the regions bigger cities, particularly in the capital. The architecture of Portugal is also widely revered with many medieval castles to be explored. Some of the country’s most famous buildings include Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, Porto Cathedral, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Pena National Palace, and the Vasco da Gama Tower.
Festivals take place throughout the year in Portugal, with many of them having a religious element at their core. Romarias (pilgrimages) are frequent and honor the patron saint of a particular region. These processions are often colorful, musical events which end with a huge street party style celebration so are certainly worth seeing if you are in the area.
The Family and society
The family is at the heart of Portuguese culture along with the belief that they are the foundation upon which stability and wellbeing are formed. There are many traditions within families that must be adhered to and respect, loyalty and to care for one another is central to stable family life.
Portuguese people tend to be traditional, respectful, not excessive and conservative, and so remain formal, polite, gracious and helpful until they have got to know you better. Once you have become friends you can expect the handshake to be replaced with a warm hug, and conversation to be free, relaxed and animated!
As you can tell Portugal is a fascinating, spirited country full of interesting culture, and it’s warm people, excellent cuisine, beautiful architecture, food and drink, and many arts and entertainments attractions are what makes thousands of people flock to this wonderful country year after year.
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Algarve Housing has a few new villas for rent on their books, we like to share with you. 3 luxury villas for rent near Lagos, and two nice countryside houses near Silves…
Looking for sun, sea, sand? Relax and enjoy in the Algarve, and book a nice villa in the Algarve! We still have a few weeks available in July and August, of some gorgeous villas villas for rent. Below a few, but contact me for more availability and prices!
With Valentine’s day in the Algarve approaching, it is a good idea to start thinking about what you can do to show your loved one just how much you care. Valentine’s day in the Algarve is a truly romantic experience. With its temperate climate, stunning beaches and beautiful landscapes there is nothing more lovely then spending some special quality time with your nearest and dearest in this beautiful part of the world.
A fantastic Valentine’s Day dinner at one of the regions top restaurants is sure to be just the ticket. So where are the best places to take your loved one on February the 14th? Algarve Housing like to share with you a list of the most romantic and wonderful restaurants which are sure to make your Valentine’s Day in the Algarve one to remember.
You can find this fantastic restaurant at the Conrad Algarve Hotel, run by highly acclaimed chef Heinz Beck. This is the perfect spot to enjoy some top class, ultra-modern Italian cuisine. The staff are exceptional and the wine list divine. Bring a jumper and sit of the pretty balcony admiring the views of rolling hills in the background and you are sure to get into the romantic mood!
Rei das Praias-Ferragudo
Located on the famous Caneiros beach. The stunning location of this fantastic restaurant is what makes it so special. With a great wine list and fresh seafood, what more can you want?
Adega Vila Lisa- Portimao
If you want to go somewhere on Valentine’s Day in the Algarve, that feels like it has been made just for you, head to the Adega Villa Lisa. This seafood restaurant is quaint and cozy and feels like a home away from home. Be prepared to go with the flow though as there is no menu so you will get what you are given – though what you are given is likely to be fantastic!
Gigi’s- Quinta do Lago
If you are looking for a bit of Pizazz this Valentine’s Day in the Algarve, head to Gigi’s and rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Gigi, the rather eccentric owner, sings operatic arias while he takes you through the catch of the day! Gigi’s really is something else!
Vivendo Mirandus Restaurant- Lagos
Here you can dine in style while taking in the stunning panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Mediterranean gardens of the Vivenda Miranda Hotel. Resting atop the dramatic cliffs and using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this is the perfect spot for a romantic evening.
For cool and classy European cuisine head to Vivendo where you will not be disappointed, the food is great quality and with a set menu around €35, including half a bottle of wine, it won’t burn a hole in your wallet either.
For an evening of beachside fun head to bustling Boia where you can expect good food, good wine and good times! This isn’t your typical quiet and secluded place, but if you are up for a hearty meal in good company this is the perfect choice for your Valentine’s day in the Algarve.
Ultra-romantic with views to die for, this will certainly get you in the mood for love. Caniço, is sculpted from the cliffs themselves, and to get to the restaurant and bar you take an through the cliffs. Come for a sunset drink before your meal as the perfect way to start your evening.
For the classy couple head to Parrilla Natural where you meal will be served with a side of sophistication. Outdoor dining here is a must, even in the chillier evenings so wrap up warm and enjoy your meal under the giant pine trees and twinkling stars.
O Leão de Porches
This gorgeous restaurant can be found in a 17th century building and feels cozy with tiled floors and rustic decor. It also serves truly flawless modern Mediterranean cuisine.
If you are in the Algarve this Valentine’s Day why not book one of these fantastic restaurants that are sure to make for an evening to remember?
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