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Luxury Travel Magazine: Portugal, Port of Plenty



LUXURY TRAVEL: As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Lisbon has a rich, intriguing history as evidenced by its well-maintained architecture and monuments adorning the city. An advantageous western location on the Iberian Peninsula (bordering both the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River) means mild, temperate weather year-round. Portugal’s vibrant capital additionally provides an ideal gateway to neighbouring towns and wine regions. With a changing landscape as diverse as its regional cuisine and the emergence of new high-end properties and activities, a select number of Portugal’s coastal towns are at long last becoming luxury destinations set to rival the most opulent offerings of Italy, Spain and France.

Though many European capitals demonstrate their progress through the construction of modern edifices and artwork, Lisbon prefers to meticulously renovate the remaining evidence of its prosperous glory years; ornate palaces and historic homes have been skilfully transformed into five star hotels and event venues…The elegant, tree-lined Avenida da Liberdade features the world’s finest luxury fashion brands rubbing elbows with a curiously complementary mix of the old and new. Classic monuments paying homage to Portugal’s most important personalities stand alongside the city’s most contemporary dwellings… (Full Article) 


Synopsis: A look at the luxe offerings of Portugal’s stunning  southern coast. High-end restaurants, accommodations and services are referenced.

Published in Luxury Travel on January 8th 2015

Author: Jessica Benavides Canepa

Jessica is a freelance journalist focusing on international travel, fashion, luxury, eco culture & women's issues. She has lived and/or traveled to 50+ cities around the globe. Published work has appeared at BBC Travel, Jetsetter, Nat Geo, CNN travel, Viator, Societe Perrier and Hemisperes.

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