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2014/07/30

Don´t miss the 2014 edition of Madeira Wine Rally

The 2014 edition of “Madeira Wine Rally”, is hosted in the spectacular landscapes of the island of Madeira in the beginning of August.

The European Rally Championship is the oldest international competition organised by organised by FIA (the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), and includes 10 events in 10 European countries. 


The Madeira Wine rally is one of the most important events in the championship and is the region’s biggest automobile event. The big names of world racing bring their racing cars to this great sports event that features many dozens of participants. The Madeiran race begins on Friday with the dispute of the "shakedown" at Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses, while on Saturday and Sunday, the competitors will travel the island enthusing the thousands of spectators that populate the mountains of Madeira looking for the best spot to observe the speed and skill of the drivers.

The rally is named after one of the main products in Madeira, the liqueur wine that was already highly popular in European courts in the 18th century due to its unique aroma and flavour.


For further information browse:
- Madeira Wine Rally website
https://www.facebook.com/ralivm
https://twitter.com/ralivm

- Rally Guide


Regata Transquadra arrives to Madeira Island at the end of July

The sailors of the Transquadra regatta will begin to arrive in Madeira on 31st of July, coming from the city of Saint Nazaire, in France.
About a hundred sailboats from different origins participate in this fantastic transatlantic sailing race, and close to 500 people are expected to visit the Region, including sailors and their families.
During the boats concentration for departure at Saint Nazaire Recreational Port, between the 23rd  and 27th of July, takes place the "Village Transquadra" whose programme includes the “Madeira Day” celebration, officially scheduled for July 25th. 

The number of daily visitors is expected to reach 1,000, between public, nautical industry professionals and specialty media, where Madeira Tourism will be present with an 18 m2 stand.

Source: Turismo da Madeira

August 2014 "Follow Me": Lisbon monthly tourist Guide for visitors

Before you visit Lisbon, check "Follow me Lisboa" and discover what´s happening in the Lisboa region during the next month of August.

Follow Me Lisboa is a monthly tourist Guide for visitors.

A bilingual publication in Spanish and English, it is a pocket-sized publication containing the main cultural and other events to interest to the tourist and a complete itinerary to museums, monuments, parks, gardens, hotels and restaurants.


Find more about Lisboa region at:
https://www.visitportugal.com/en/destinos/lisboa-regiao
http://www.visitlisboa.com/Home_UK.aspx?lang=en-GB
- Brochure
"A personal Experience"

August 2014: Algarve Events Guide

Going to the Algarve during the month of August? So discover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beaches, natural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.

2014/07/22

Portugal: Summer holidays

Porto Santo beach ©Turismo da Madeira
Have you chosen the destination for your summer holidays yet? Looking for sunshine, nature and a relaxing atmosphere? You’ll find all this and much more in Portugal!

If you’re looking for sun and beach activities, you can opt between the fresh breezes of the beaches in the North and Centre regions, the Alentejo’s unspoilt beaches or more cosmopolitan and lively beaches to the south, including excellent resorts and tourism villages. 

If you prefer other activities, why not point your compass to the hinterland, where you’ll find preserved villages, natural parks, thermal spas, dams and river beaches, from north to south, that offer peaceful relaxation.

We haven’t yet mentioned the islands. Nature’s finest attributes are concentrated in the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores.

And why not enjoy a bit of culture during your holidays? There’s always time to schedule a trip to a castle or a museum!

Make the most of the warm summer nights for open-air activities.  Throughout the country, you’ll find a wide array of music festivals, traditional festivities and glamorous and sophisticated events, that you’ll be sure to enjoy.


So now you know where you can spend your holidays this summer! Pack your bags and come to Portugal. We look forward to seeing you :)

2014/07/08

New direct flights from Madrid and Santiago to Porto Santo Island

Since July 6th up to September 7th, Air Nostrum is flying weekly from Madrid and Santiago Compostela to Porto Santo Island, Madeira.

This is a charter operation promoted by the tour operator Costas Galicia and the flights are operated with a CRJ-900.

More information at:
http://www.airnostrum.es/


Source: ANAM- Aeroportos da Madeira 

2014/07/07

From 16th to 31st July, Coimbra will host the 6th edition of the Arts Festival

From 16th to 31st July, Coimbra will host the 6th edition of the Arts Festival, promoted by Inês de Castro Foundation. 

This eclectic festival gives voice to several art forms: music, painting, theatre, literature, cinema, photography and so on!  

The festival will be mostly centred at the breathtaking open air amphitheatre in Quinta das Lágrimas. Absolutely outstanding!

Check here the programme.

More information at:
http://www.festivaldasartes.com
http://www.fundacaoinesdecastro.com

- https://www.facebook.com/FestivaldasArtes
http://www.pinterest.com/festivalcoimbra/