Ocidente Cafe in Azoia Sintra on way to Cabo da Roca
Ocidente Cafe in Azoia Sintra on way to Cabo da Roca , is one of our favourite hang outs . It is run by a lovely couple , Ines & [...]
A very cosy & authentic , Village Cafe . A meeting point for most living in Azoia ....
You will not miss it as it is on the main road that goes to Cabo da Roca & the façade is painted [...]
The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) is a historical building in Porto, Portugal.
The palace, built in the 19th century, is located in the Infante D. Henrique Square in the historical centre of Porto, and designated a World Heritage Site [...]
The São Bento Railway Station is located in the city of Porto, in Portugal.
The historical station, built in 1916, is famous for its Azulejo - tile panels that depict the history of Portugal and tell its glorious story.
São Bento Railway [...]
This small shop was founded in 1930 and is situated in Lisbon, at Rua dos Bacalhoetros, 34 In the Baixa. A walking distance from the Praça do Commerçio.
This small and attractive shop sells several types of tinned fish but mainly [...]
Largo Do Carmo is a charming square in Lisbon in the Chiado area. It's a great place to go to on a good Summers day.
Several outside restaurants on the Square with Carmo serving some of the finest petiscos in the [...]
Lisbon town hall , in a quaint little square in Lisbon , minutes walk from Cais da Sodre & Chiado and on the way to Praça do Commerçio.
It is worth a visit as the surroundings are great and one can [...]
A Great outing in Lisbon would be to the Praça do Comercio (Terreiro do Paço) or Palace square & the surrounding area .
An 18th-century triumphal arch centered in the middle top part of the square that leads to Rua Augusta, [...]
This Saturday we visited The Mercado Da Ribeira in Lisbon. It is situated in a very charming building, 5 minutes walk away from the Turzain Chiado Flat.
If you are heading from Cascais , the Ocean View I & Ocean View [...]
To dine at the Fortaleza do Guincho Micheline Star restaurant , is an experience . The hotel is situated on the Guincho road & directly above the cliffs . It is a ten minute drive away from the Ocean View [...]
Last night I watched a film called “Eccentricities of A Blond Haired Girl” by the well-known Portuguese director Manuel de Oliveira.
Manuel de Oliveira at 104 years old, is one of the greatest directors of films around & is the only [...]
Perched atop one of Lisbon's most striking viewpoints at Miradouro Santa Catarina, in the Chiado is Noobai Café.
Its double decker terraces boast fantastic panoramic views of the river, the 25 th of April bridge and the monument of Christ as [...]
A charming little restaurant with great service & delicious food accompanied with reasonable prices . Our only complaint was that the serving portions are too large :) . The place is run by a team of mother & son . [...]
A charming little Restaurant in Cascais , that we highly recommend for lunches & dinners on a good & warm day is Garbo Swedish Restaurant in Casa da Guia . It is very casual with excellent food & situated directly [...]
When in Sintra, a must stop is the well known Periquita cafe, situated in a small typical alley not far from the town hall.
Try the Quejadas or the travesseiro, accompanied by a bica (coffee) or with a glass of Portuguese [...]
Adraga beach (Praia da Adraga) is a secluded beach, about 20 minutes drive from Cascais & on the way to Colares.
The beach is engulfed by cliffs & is protected from the wind & usually not too crowded.
Great during the weekdays.
The restaurant [...]
Enjoy a walk on the Pardão, a pedestrian walkway by the Ocean, that starts in Cascais, from near the Albatros Hotel (close by the Train Station) & goes all the way up to Monte Estoril & beyond.
The walk way is [...]
Monte Mar restaurant in Cascais, is situated by the Ocean on the road to Guincho. They serve some of the finest fish & shellfish on the coast. The service is impeccable & the view is stunning. Ask to be seated [...]
Portinho de Arrábida is a highly recommended one day visit from Cascais or Lisbon.
About an hour and a half drive from Cascais & an hours drive from Lisbon , You arrive to Portinho de Arrábida , which is one of Portugal's [...]
The José Maria da Fonseca Winery (Adega) in the centre of Azeitão village are producers of several well known wine brands such as Periquita, Quinta da Camarate as well as the JMF brand. The region of Setubal is famous for [...]
The "Mercado Biológico" or Organic Market is located a ten minute walk from Turzain Ocean View apartments in Cascais.
Situated on the edge of Parque Marechal Carmona, next to the Cascais Hippodrome & opposite Paula Rego Museum . The Organic Market [...]
We were at Guincho Beach yesterday and took these 2 amazing pictures. We wanted to share them with you.
photo 1 One of the more popular dishes to order at Bar do Guincho is their grilled squid & shrimp platter, which is [...]
Portugal has something for everyone. This list is by no means complete, but it does capture the diversity of options available to visitors and locals alike.
Standing at 110 meters tall, the Cristos Rei is Lisbon's answer to Rio De [...]
Porto, also known as Oporto in English, is the second-largest city in Portugal.
It's located along the Douro river in the north and is one of the oldest cities in Europe.
Porto was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
This video [...]
In Cascais Portugal & opposite the Turzain flats, one can find one of our most well known local bakeries "Socalinho" .
Socalinha offers sweet and salty pastries in regular size and also have a lovely selection of bite size pastries for [...]
The route taken from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, showing all the names mentioned on the text
As far back as I can remember I always liked running, and when I settled in life I started jogging regularly everyday in [...]
We had a memorable lunch at the Ruina (ruin) restaurant, one of the oldest and best fish restaurants in Algarve.
The food, mainly fish and shellfish, is prepared to perfection, no frills or elaboration in presentation but simply warms the heart with its simplicity [...]
This pedestrian walkway stretches from near the Marina of Cascais & almost goes all the way up to Guincho Beach.
Cyclists, runners & walkers all share this lovely walkway by the Ocean. Our recommendation is to carry with you a hat, [...]
We at Turzain had the marvelously unique experience this weekend, sampling the exquisite degustation menu prepared by Austrian Chef Dieter Koschina of Villa Joya Resort in Algarve, which is close to one of Turzain's favorite properties , a unique three [...]
Cervejaria Ramiro is not a restaurant one would stumble upon by chance. Cervejaria Ramiro is well known as a shellfish restaurant. We at Turzain had not yet and until yesterday had the pleasure of trying this restaurant which has been [...]
While visiting Tomar this weekend, we at Turzain , came across The Match Museum and we decided to give it a visit . We all travel and go to new restaurants and hotels and we tend to take as souvenirs [...]
As always , we at Turzain like to discover & introduce you to new places that we come across in Portugal.
A true gem not known to many is, "Ler Devagar" bookshop/library, which translates to "Read Slowly ". It targets all [...]
One of the trendiest and most original areas near Lisbon in my opinion, is a street /compound, in Alcantara called Lx Factory. It's situated at Rua Rodrigues de Faria.
It was transformed from a former Industrial and manufacturing area, into an [...]
At Turzain we always recommend to our visitors typical Portuguese restaurants of great quality and good value .
We recently came across an exceptional restaurant (Brasa Da Vista) that only serves the most delicious grills. Beware of the quantities though, as some [...]
Wine tasting set up
This write-up is what we remember from attending this wine tasting session. Please add, correct or comment on any part. Your feedback is appreciated.
A group of seven guests from different countries were treated to a great [...]
Lake in front of Bedroom Suite - Alentejo - Portugal
We arrived at L'Ands hotel after an hour & a half drive from Cascais.
The hotel is situated in a vineyard & about 15 minutes from Evora, in Montemor-o-Novo.
The staff are [...]
If you're visiting Portugal and staying in Cascais, make sure to put some time aside to visit the Fish Market. It's open every Saturday morning from 8 to 14.00.
We were there today and what a refreshing Saturday morning it was! [...]
Image: Lonely Planet
For a great outing in Lisbon and to capture the soul of the season, we at Turzain recommend dressing up warmly and taking an early evening walk in Lisbon, say to start at about 17.00 hours.
Start at Praca [...]
Commander Carlos Mesquita writes about what he remembers of his journey of fifty years as a parishioner of the Irish Dominicans in Portugal.
Cascais, 21 of February 2010 - Carlos Mesquita
Short of having an “official” history of our Parish during say the last [...]
We love this Facebook update by Paulo Coelho
Today: arrived in the extreme W point of Europe/Asia, "where the land ends and the sea begins" (Camões) — at Cabo da Roca.
The 16th century Portuguese poet Luís de Camões described Cabo da Roca as the place "where [...]
Figure 1: A Galley
This article summarizes an important part of Portugal's history. It was presented by Commander Carlos Mesquita to The British Historical Society . We are delighted to post after getting Commander Mesquita's Permission.
According to Commander Mesquita:
“The United Kingdom [...]
Last night we went to watch a fantastic performance by Rão, a great phenomena! His flute playing is simply magical & touches one's soul.
His Samadhi titled performance seeked to deepen the meditative experience through a live performance .
All of us [...]
At Turzain we love Golf. In fact, our properties are in close proximity to many of the best courses in the country.
To express our passion for the great sport of golf, we've put together this short video highlighting Portugal's top 10 [...]
We love Fado. So much in fact that we've spent the past few days gathering some of the best videos on Youtube for your viewing and listening pleasure.
Scroll through the Fado videos in the slider below and enjoy master performances [...]
We've put together 8 videos showcasing the best of Portugal.
Use the slider below to tour some of the most scenic areas of Portugal in just under an hour.
Areas covered include:
Arco Triunfal da Rua Augusta
Lisbon (Portugal) Travel - Baixa
Lisbon Bairro Alto
Think of Portugal and Lisbon and the Algarve spring almost immediately to mind. Yet taking the time to really appreciate Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city, a city somewhat ignored by tourists who pass over it in favour of apparently trendier places, [...]
Alvarinho wine is a white tart wine typical of the most northern area of Portugal. The Alvarinho name comes from the white grape cast used to produce this wine that is only present in the region of Monção and Melgaço, [...]
A Facebook group recently launched a promotional video providing 10 compelling reasons to visit Portugal. We loved it and thought to share it with you. We hope you like it too.
We've summarized the 10 reasons below but watch the video [...]
7 entrepreneurs share their perspectives on why they decided to start up their business in Lisbon.
Claire Chung, Chinese American, Shangpin.com
Ekaterina Zhilina, Russian, Matrioshka.biz
Mariano Kostelec, Argentinian, Uniplaces.com
Jesse Biroscak, American, Briiefly.com
Nitin Puri, Indian, Annecto.eu
Saurabh Khanna, Indian, Annecto.pt
Alisson Ávila, Brazilian, Wearecouture.com
Watch this video [...]
Two of the most talented new generation Fado singers Miguel Capucho & Cuca Roseta. Enjoy.
MIGUEL CAPUCHO & CUCA ROSETA
Miguel Capucho - Fado "Senhora do Tejo"
MIGUEL CAPUCHO canta "Sempre que Lisboa Canta"
Enjoy this 7 minute video about the Estoril region and its contribution to culture, sports and leisure activities.
Estoril. One place. Thousand sensations.
FADISTAS! Enjoy Portuguese Fado
Interesting take on why not to invest in Cascais. The title appears negative but it actually provides a positive view of how wonderful the city is. Enjoy!
On the 14th of June and for four days, the beautiful town of Cascais, nearby Estoril, hosted the 21th European H.O.G. Rally. Around 10,000 Harley Davidson bikers participated.
The show took place in Estoril, by the beachfront in the plaza of [...]
Highly we recommend , to watch the Sunset from The Azenha Do Mar Beach .
Photos taken by Turzain personel [...]
Taken by us : Tram 28 that goes through Graça, Baixa and Chiado - love this city ! This Tram goes through some of the nicest parts of town , so hop on and off , if you are an [...]
With Christmas just around the corner and as a treat, we've created a festive video for you.
Inspired by "the 12 days of Christmas" ... our tips for having a Merry Christmas in Lisbon and Cascais this holiday season.
Enjoy and leave [...]
In 2011 Portugal's Tourism authority published a promotional film about the beautiful simplicity of Portugal.
The musical score is by no other than Nuno Maló.
We absolutely love this video and know you will too. For reference, we've listed the locations featured in [...]