Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00
A new tourism venture on Madeira recreates a fishing village with the sophistication of a 5-star hotel. Located in Caniçal, Madeira, Quinta do Lorde is the latest on the sunny isle of Madeira. Linking nature and the human spirit, the Quinta do Lorde Resort Marina emerges from the crystalline ocean waters of the Pearl of the Atlantic, Madeira Island, only 20 minutes from the capital, Funchal, and 10 minutes from the Madeira International Airport. The Quinta do Lorde Resort is located on the peninsula of Ponta de São Lourenço, Madeira Island.
Ponta de São Lourenço is a unique area of the island, due to its terrain and unique vegetation. It is considered one of the calling cards of the region, where the blue of the sea blends into nature on land.
The 5-star hotel is the centerpiece of the resort, where refinement and elegance predominate.
The Hotel consists of five individual buildings, connected by landscaped areas. The principal building forms the resort's central plaza and provides all the facilities, public areas and technical zones. In the four remaining buildings, there are 111 rooms, ample leisure areas, and swimming pools with terraces and bars.
All this combines to make for a truly memorable stay. The design of the luxurious hotel is integrated into the architecture of the whole resort, being provided with the equipment, materials and decoration of a level of quality befitting its 5-star category, on par with the most modern hotels of the world.
Thursday, 22 November 2012 00:00
Photographer Miguel Claro recently captured this stunning moonlight picture at the Great Lake Alqueva in Portugal’s Alentejo region. Taken a little after midnight on October 6, 2012, the photograph was captured in the world’s first starlight tourism reserve; the Alqueva’s Dark Sky Reserve and was featured as NASA’s Earth Science Picture of the Day in November 2012.
Earlier this year Alqueva became the first site in the world to receive the Starlight Tourism Destination certificate. The certificate was awarded by the Starlight Foundation and recognized by UNESCO, UNWTO and IAC.
The region received the award as it is a perfect place to see the stars, constellations and distant galaxies. The scenery pictured is typical to this region and can be viewed by visitors throughout the year due to the good atmospheric conditions and low rate of light pollution.
For more information about the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve visit www.darkskyalqueva.com/eng
For more information about Portugal visit www.visitportugal.com
Friday, 16 November 2012 16:16
Friday, 09 November 2012 00:00new Museum of Sport – dedicated to sports heritage through preservation, documentation and communication. Work began in September 2011, and was completed in July 2012. It houses a collection of approximately 60,000 items taken from monographs, periodicals, videos, DVDs, audio and other media. The library includes some pieces of historical significance, such as "De Arte Gymnastica" Hieronymi of Mercurialis, 1577 - considered the first book published in the world of sport. The National Sports Museum and its Library represent a new direction in sport policy in Portugal
Monday, 22 October 2012 15:11
The Arte Institute, in collaboration with Lisbon based José Saramago Foundation, will promote a week of events in New York City, from October 25 to November 1st, to honor and celebrate the 90th birthday of novelist José Saramago, the 1998 Portuguese Nobel Prize Laureate.
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