portugal's museums

Portugal’s Museums | Something for Everybody

As well as designing custom itineraries for travellers to Spain, Totally Spain also designs trips in Portugal. Our clients love visiting the wonderful museums to explore Portugal’s past and present, and always highlight the private guided tours we arrange, where they can fully absorb the context and significance of the items on show. Portugal has so many great treasure troves to delve into but here are a few of our favourites for every Portugal trip…

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Central & Northern Portugal – 12 Places that TOTALLY grabbed us

It’s always a pleasure to travel around Spain and Portugal researching new destinations and revisiting our favourite places. Ever since we set up Totally Spain in the year 2000, we’ve been creating unique itineraries for our clients from our special finds. Here are some real gems from a recent trip to Central & Northern Portugal over Easter 2017. [And when you’ve read this, remember to check out our detailed travel guides to Central & Northern Portugal].

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Porto and the North Region of Portugal

Here at Totally Spain, we are huge fans of Portugal and love planning itineraries for clients in both countries. Having already written about the Lisbon Region and the Centro Region, today we are going to focus on the Porto & North region that lies South of Galicia and West of Castile-Leon in Spain. Porto is the major city which is the darling of the travel glossies, and of course, Gaia for the winery tours – and we have some great daytrip ideas too!

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Portugal's museums

Totally Spain’s Guide to Significant Jewish Heritage Sights in Portugal

We’ve written recently about Spain’s Jewish heritage and today we’d like to highlight some of the more significant Jewish sights in Portugal where you can step back in time and get a sense of how this vibrant community lived and worked. We start in the capital, Lisbon, and tour nine locations before finishing up in Porto. We know that there are many many more significant sights – we’ve been organising Jewish heritage trips throughout our 15 years in business and together with our experienced local guides have put together many highly personalised packages. Here is just one example of the type of trips we programme in Portugal…

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