Casas do Espigueiro

THE PROJECT Casas do Espigueiro (Granary Houses) are a quality tourist project recovering old buildings using local resources (schist and granite), in the Caramulo region. The Caramulo region is located in central Portugal, in an area between Beira Alta [...]

Vasco Zeferina
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Volta à terra – Be(longing)

The aim of Ecorustics is revealing rural Portugal to the rest of the world. We believe that it is important that millennials and the future generations have a general understanding about the life style of our ancestors and how [...]

Sérgio Costa
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Pastel de Belem pastry

Pastel de Belém: the ultimate Pastel de Nata

The Pastel de Belém truly is in a league of its own and do not compare to the common Pastel de Nata. The philosophy behind the Pastel de Belém Had Plato extended his interests to gastronomy, he would have found [...]

Delinete Rocha
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Visit Almodôvar, Portugal

Visit Almodôvar, Portugal: a small town in the Alentejo

Visit Almodôvar, Portugal: a charming medieval town (37.511762, -8.060513) in the Alentejo, near Faro. The small town is just 80 km north of the Portuguese south coast capital city, and the airport. The town’s easy-going people, peculiar landscapes and ancient roots give [...]

Delinete Rocha
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Portuguese Chouriço is flaming good!

You might be familiar with a slightly different smoked sausage, the one from our neighbours across the border, Chorizo. The Portuguese recipe, however, is Chouriço and we pronounce sho-ree-soo. Portuguese Chouriço: the (not so) secret ingredient  Chouriço is a traditional [...]

Delinete Rocha
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Portuguese soup: our bread and butter

In case you have not noticed, the Portuguese soup is our bread and butter. One of the oldest dishes in history, going back to prehistoric times, soup is perennially popular in Portugal. As a result, we are the proud European [...]

Delinete Rocha
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Portuguese food

Pastel de Nata: the Portuguese pastry

Pastel de Nata is the most popular Portuguese pastry. Each bakery has its own pastry recipe, that differs only very subtly from one another. Nonetheless, the average Portuguese has a highly trained palate and eye for telling one from another. [...]

Delinete Rocha
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Marmalade: a bit of Portugal in every jar

Marmalade or Marmelada? Both. The English Marmalade inspired the Portuguese Marmelada. Or, might it have been the other way around? In any case, Marmelada is to the Portuguese, what Quince Cheese is to the English, and Membrillo, to the Spanish. Marmelada is made of quince, [...]

Delinete Rocha
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Visiting Portugal: flying and driving

In this post, Visiting Portugal: flying and driving, we hope to answer your practical questions involving the journey to Portugal. We hope to be able to help, whether your question is about traveling with children, renting a car or [...]

Delinete Rocha
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