Lisbon's Valverde Gets an Upgrade

The Valverde Hotel in Lisbon has reopened after a three-year expansion. Two buildings were merged with the original townhouse to create a total of 43 rooms.

The Andrew Harper Collection: A Labor of Love

Each year, the Andrew Harper Collection is meticulously revised and updated. In 2021, we made significant upgrades to enhance our hotel and restaurant listings.

Visiting the Dão Valley Wine Estates

Wine tourism is not as developed in the Dao as it is in the Douro Valley, but more and more quintas, or estates, are now set up to receive visitors.

Exploring the Serra da Estrela

Sparsely populated and known for its excellent cheeses, wines and woolen goods, Serra da Estrela comes as a wonderful surprise to visitors.

Discovering Central Portugal

Portugal is a rewarding destination, yet much of it remains under the radar. On this trip, our editor explores central Portugal, including the Dao River Valley.

A Fresh Take on the Algarve

On a recent trip to Portugal, our editor decided to do something almost no one ever does: Explore Faro, the region's largest city. It proved delightful.

Favorite Restaurants in Central Portugal

Central Portugal has maintained its traditional small-scale agriculture, so the quality of its produce is superb. Here are seven restaurants our editor enjoyed.

Best Travel Experiences: Editors' Choice 2020

Several life-changing adventures marked 2019 as an unforgettable year in travel. Here are our Editors' Choice Awards for best travel experiences.

Best in Class: Editors’ Choice 2020

Each year, our editors discover hotels and resorts that are notable in specific ways. Here are the highlights from 12 months of tireless travel.

Top 10 Itineraries of 2019

Follow in the footsteps of our editors. Covering Africa and Asia, the American South and the Southwest, these are our top 10 itineraries of 2019.

Serene Retreats in Portugal's Countryside

A hotel revolution is taking place in Portugal's countryside. We visited three luxury properties there, in the Douro Valley, the Alentejo and Comporta.

Intimate Hotel Options in Lisbon

On a recent spring visit to Lisbon, we checked out a few intimate hotels, each promising historical resonance, contemporary flair and five-star accommodations.

Restaurant Finds in Lisbon

Portuguese cuisine is hearty, honest and delicious. On a recent trip to Lisbon, we had a number of dining experiences worth sharing. Here are six.

Favorite Shops in Lisbon

The greatest pleasure of shopping in Lisbon is that the big brands haven’t taken over the retail scene, allowing independent local talent to shine.

Five Architectural Landmarks in Porto

Portugal’s second city is famed for its well-preserved medieval core, baroque churches and graceful bridges, but it's also a hub of contemporary architecture.

Dining Discoveries in Porto

Porto’s fine-dining scene lacks the kaleidoscope of options you’ll find in Lisbon, but it's catching up. Here are a few places we enjoyed during a recent visit.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Portugal

On a recent visit, we scoped out intimate hotel options in Lisbon and traveled to the countryside to investigate new properties there.

A Perfect Day In... Comporta, Portugal

Described as Portugal’s “chicest beach retreat,” Comporta is a sophisticated escape near Lisbon. Here's how to spend a perfect day there.

A Piece of Portugal for Yourself: Shopping in Lisbon

Portugal’s capital has more than its fair share of independent jewel-box shops set in beautiful historic buildings. These are my favorite things to bring home.

Where the Wine Flows in Alfama: A Rustic Surprise

With 150 Portuguese wines and a friendly, knowledgeable host, the rustic Winebar do Castelo, in the Alfama, proved quite the surprise.

Video: A Look Inside Hotel Casa Palmela

Amid the cork groves of the Setúbal Peninsula is a newly renovated 17th-century estate house: Hotel Casa Palmela. Here is a look inside.

Wine Tasting in Carcavelos, Portugal

One of Portugal’s most exciting wineries, Villa Oeiras, is close to Lisbon, and Mr. Harper highly recommends a private tour.

The Scenic Miradouros of Lisbon

Lisbon's many hills have allowed the city to create numerous miradouros, or viewpoints, around its center, which offer stupendous vistas.

Shopping for Azulejos in Lisbon

Numerous stores in Lisbon sell azulejos, both hand-painted and factory-made. Here is a selection of the best places to purchase the tiles.

Video: Lisbon's Heritage Hotels

Watch Mr. Harper's video from Lisbon, where he stayed at a number of smart new heritage hotels.

Fado: The Music of Lisbon

Fado is Portugal’s great contribution to music. While in Lisbon, we tried two contrasting but equally memorable venues.

Coastal Day Trip From Lisbon: Castles, Beaches, Wine and Art

Residents of Lisbon escape to the Setúbal Peninsula, where there are notable wineries, beautiful beaches and medieval castles to tour.

Top Setúbal Wineries

One of the loveliest wine regions in Portugal is Setúbal, less than an hour south of central Lisbon.

A Rural Retreat in the Setúbal Wine Country

Wine lovers should consider a visit to the Setúbal Peninsula, home to several wineries, gently rolling vineyards and a dramatic coastline.

16 Must-See Sights in Lisbon

Lisbon has a wealth of attractions, so it's important to be strategic. Here are some hints on how to get the most out of the city's points of interest.

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