This post explains my selection criteria of where to go in Portugal in 2018 plus one or two considerations about events for tourism professionals. After a one-day visit to the BTL (Lisbon Tourism Fair), I must say my suggestions are 100% subjective (and a little biased).
Every year, I spend 3 days in Porto for Fantasporto. Here’s a list of must-see spots within walking distance from the film festival’s venue, Teatro Rivoli. Film sessions only start in the afternoon, so you can use your free mornings for a little sightseeing.
At this pastry class by Lisbon Cooking Academy, you will not only learn how to bake the perfect “pastel de nata”, you’ll also have plenty of room in between cracking eggs and buttering tiny cake molds to chit-chat about traditional Portuguese food and trying to guess the secret recipe of the famous “pastéis de Belém”.