Portugal Travel Blog

After a trip to Portugal last summer for design inspiration, our designer Kiralee McNamara has put together a list of her favourites places and things to do in Portugal. Read on to find out why Portugal is one of the best family holidays around ….

Visit the capital Lisbon…Potter the day away in the cobble stone streets with its gorgeous colourful buildings.

Eat at the old market that has now been converted to a foodie hall with lots of fabulous Portuguese food styles to try. It’s called Mercado da Rebeira or the Time Out Market. Our whole family loved this place so much we went back twice.

For more info, follow the link http://www.timeoutmarket.com/en/

Be inspired by the architecture and tile design of the palaces in Sintra… just a short drive away from Lisbon…


Visit Monserrate Palace with its amazing stuccoed walls and stunning gardens.

Follow the link for more info https://www.parquesdesintra.pt/en/parks-and-monuments/park-and-palace-of-monserrate/



Climb up to Pena Palace to explore the turrets and arched gardens. Don’t miss the kitchen.. its amazing. For more info, click here http://www.parquesdesintra.pt/en/parks-and-monuments/park-and-national-palace-of-pena/ 


Climb the walls of the 12th century town of Obidosh…

Glamping in the mountains of Sierra de Estrella

Best Beaches and seaside towns

The southern coast of Portugal, called the Algarve is covered in stunning beaches and really… it’s hard to choose a bad one.  We loved Praia do Camilo.



Places to stay in the Algarve… we stayed in
the gorgeous farm stay B & B called Quinta da Collina in Tavira  back off the coast.  It’s perfect for a family or couple stay. You can check it out at http://quintadacolina.com/


Happy travels xx


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