Well… the folks in Portugal may not fully agree with that saying. In the last couple years the country started getting significant travel media coverage and awards. In the last few months alone the likes of AOL, USA Today, Condé Nast and others have placed Portugal and some of its hidden gems at the top of the ranks:
Portugal’s history has always been in one way or another associated with design. Portuguese designed maps to several regions of the world; they designed the special ships (“caravelas”) and some key nautical navigation equipment (e.g. nonius) used during the Portuguese Discoveries. Later, throughout its Discoveries period, Portuguese continued to adapt and evolve the design of many products brought from the new found regions (e.g filigree, China Porcelain).
When you plan your trip to Portugal, you may want to consider visiting cities and neighborhoods where you can ...continue reading →