Saudade is an integral part of Portuguese culture. It is an abstract feeling, that mixes melancholy, nostalgia and longing and which is hard to translate into other languages. In search of that certain saudade spirit.
In the Portuguese capital Lisbon you will find plenty to do during the winter months. Attractions include historical buildings, culinary specialities and melancholic fado music.
Saudade is an integral part of Portuguese culture. It is a mix of desire, melancholy and longing.
Brits again topped the list of foreign visitors to the country, followed by Germans, Spaniards and French. Portugal unveiled plans for a second international airport for Lisbon to cope with record numbers of visitors.
When Portugal was a leading seafaring nation, the Belém Tower welcomed explorers and merchant vessels to the port of Lisbon. Today, it's a tourist attraction with a fantastic view.
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