If you like to do something a little different why not try picking cherries in Castelo Branco.
This area of Central Portugal is well known for its' cherry crops. Hey Portugal has found this information on Cherry Picking Trips on the National Rail Website.
It takes place on Saturday's from May to July, but check with cp.pt for booking deatails and conditions.
There are lots of beaches in central Portugal, we have picked out 10 of our favourites. They are a mix of sea beaches (praia) and river beaches (praia fluvial).
In Portugal, All Saints’ Day is celebrated annually on the 1st of November and honours all saints, martyrs and heroic Christians celebrated throughout the year.Although the Day of the Departed is on the 2nd, it is on the 1st that all those who died are honored by their relatives because it is a national holiday. The Portuguese families decorate the graves of their relatives in cemeteries with flowers and candles.
Vila Natal translates to Christmas Town.
In December every year, the town of Obidos turns itself into a spectacle of lights and entertainment to celebrate Christmas.
Grupo Lobo is a non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in 1985 and overseen by the University of Lisbon. They work toward the conservation of the wolf and the wolves’ habitat in Portugal, where the wolf population has been in rapid decline for many decades. This organisation was set up because there was a need to publicise the real facts about wolves.