Explore Portugal

Portugal what a paradise, a sunny coastal oasis dating from the times of its original Celtic inhabitants. Its name ‘Portugal’ is derived from the Roman-Celtic place name Portus Cale. When the Romans defeated the Carthaginians, during the second Punic War, to take the Iberian Peninsula, they named the coastal settlement Portus Cale; which eventually evolved into Portugal sometime during the Dark Ages. Portuguese people are proud people; they work and play hard. They know how to eat and drink well, and some say they know how to love well.

The salt of the earth and the salt of the sea is the same salt that you can lick on the skin of your lover. Did you know? That salt is one of the few things that our bodies cannot produce by itself? Without enough salt we would die and with too much salt we also die. It is a bit like love and sex really, not enough, and we are yearning for it, too much and we pay the price. When the night falls upon Portugal and the natives are restless; you can hear the sounds of the living, and some say you can hear the sounds of the dead. There are dangers involved in all forms of self-abuse, even the selfie. Get out and share yourself with those who love sharing fun and adventure.

Nightlife in Portugal: Never as Wild as Spain

What of the nightlife in Portugal? Are these macho man and feisty women a match for the libidinous appetites of most comers? Nightlife in Portugal: Never as wild as Spain? I don’t know whether a stiletto blade in the guts down at the docks is as dangerous as the running of the bulls, but my bet is that most people would like to avoid both. What we all really want is ‘fireworks’, mmmm yes I like fireworks. Sun drenched escorts warming the flesh of tired travellers and stimulating them to reach the stars.

The boys and girls of Portugal are ready and waiting for your boat to arrive in their harbour. They are good with their hands, it is in their blood; and their eyes are like those of a tiger in the night. The bump and grind is a mere formality before the madness takes hold. Passion was invented in these places, by Queens of corners and holders of street front territory. They walk their talk, strut their stuff, and capture your attention. You are not looking anywhere else tonight cabrao! Hold your head high when negotiating in Portugal, because it is all about respect.

 

Osteopaths-Podiatrists-Chiropractors-and-Physiotherapists-in-Portugal

Centro de Osteopatia
Maçãs Place Rua do Mindelo, 22 | Praia das Maçãs 2705-314 Colares | Sintra
Tel: 96 238 46 49
Centro de Osteopatia has 10 years of experience with Osteopathy in Portugal. They help restore structural balance, improve joint mobility and reduce constraints of the soft tissue so that movement and performance can be restored. Their osteopaths are registered in the General Osteopathic Council or British Osteopathic Association and simultaneously registered in Portugal. They offer personalized service through multidisciplinary approach to promote adequate health care to all.

Osteopatia Cascais
Av. N. Senhora Rosário, 1212 2750-178 Cascais
Tel: 351 21 482 68 60
Osteopatia Cascai provides personalized treatment which is customised according to each patient’s specific needs and limitations. They help to treat patients with lower back pains, arthritis, the elderly, women patients, people with work related problems and strains. Osteopathy is suitable for everyone since it’s very gentle, safe and relies on the vast range of manual techniques.

L H Homeostasia - Cuidados de Saúde Lda
Rua Pedrouços 87-B 1400-287 Lisboa
Tel: 210 449 585
Homeostasia provide consultations in the fields of Osteopathy, Homeopathy and Functional Clinical Nutrition. Dr. José Leitão Henriques, the clinic director is a member of American Academy of Osteopathy, Cranial Academy and European Federation of Osteopaths. The clinic ensures there is a balance and harmony within your body.

Core Clinic
Avenida da República 43, 1050-187 Lisboa
Tel: 218 244 801
Core Clinic gives special attention to the important function of the feet to support body weight and locomotion. It offers services to cure differing kind of diseases, injuries and deformities of the feet. The Podiatry consultation at Core Clinic also has a complementary diagnostic test - computerized digital pedigraphy - consisting of a support of the study plant, both in static and in dynamic, through a pressure platform.

Essentia Health
819 Main Street Lisbon, ND 58054
Tel: 701-683-4134
You don’t have to live with foot and ankle pain. Whether you are experiencing pain as a result of disease, injury or simply wearing uncomfortable shoes, podiatrists at Essentia Health–Lisbon Clinic can help get you on track to feeling better. Podiatrists and senior foot care specialist at Essentia Health see people for a wide range of issues, from ingrown toenails to ankle sprains to diabetic foot ulcers. They are trained to diagnose and treat conditions, provide preventative education, and custom fit orthotics.

Centro Quiropratico
Praça Duque de Saldanha, Edifício Atrium Saldanha, 8ªM(a)1050-094 Lisboa
Tel: 917 002 200
Centro Quiropratico is a healthcare team to look for if you need more energy, less pain and better quality of life. They exist to provide you a unique experience that will allow you to live your life fully, with more power, more strength, more quiet, less pain. They are dedicated to health and well-being of the patients, elderly travellers needing chiropractic care and their families are sure to receive warmth, friendliness and a positive spirit that will make them feel at ease from the first minute. They are committed to helping people of all ages to improve their health, fitness and live a better quality of life.

1Life Wellness Centers
Campo Grande, 2, R/c Esq. 1700-092 Lisboa
Tel: 00351 21 793 63 84
1Life Wellness Centers aid in the correction of vertebral subluxations to allow the body to have a better function not only the structural and mechanical level, by facilitating symptomatic reduction, but also and more importantly allowing the nervous system to better align and balance. Spinal manipulation therapy through chiropractic therapy improves the function of the nervous system, reduces pain and serves as a preventative treatment for general health and well being.

Lisboa Physio
Avenue Frei Miguel Contreiras No. 18 1700-211 Lisboa
Tel: 91 816 44 17
Lisboa Physio has been in the area of physiotherapy in Portugal since 2006. They consist of a qualified health professional team that provides patients the best possible techniques and methods of a multidisciplinary team. They are open 24/7 to provide treatment opportunities for extended hours to meet individual patient’s needs. In addition to the service of users in office they make intervention in Sport (in sports), antenatal physiotherapy home care (home of users or workplace), support in homes and nursing homes, as well as intervention in the community.

Nova Physio
Rua António Albino Machado, No. 35B 1600-145 Lisboa
Tel: 217265425
Nova Physio offers the highest standard of physical therapy services, personalized and unique, provided by a highly qualified team. They dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the pathology of locomotor (myo-tendinous and osteo-articular), with special focus on postural correction techniques and in industrial and sports injuries.

Fisiogaspar
United States Avenue, 2C / 2E 1700-174 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel: 217 279 000
Fisiogaspar is distinguished by the experience gained from over 10 years of work. Each patient receives a personalised treatment of manual therapies with no limitations of time, space or resources. They have spacious and versatile facilities that deliver innovative complementary treatments such as adaptation to Sports gesture, Postural Correction (with Global Postural Reeducation or Performance Classes Postural) and Biofeedback.

 

Portugal is considered to be pretty safe for travellers, however just like any other countries out there, some cases of pickpockets and other forms of theft do occur. As such, tourists are advised to take caution when they to travel to a new location and the same can also be said with regards to Portugal. Here are some tips you can use for protecting yourself & your valuables.

Pickpocket cases are reported on a frequent basis in Portugal. As such, travelers are advised to heed pickpocket warnings and don’t take these signs for granted. The government has taken the necessary measures in providing tourist warning signs encouraging them to stay alert in certain areas in an effort to reduce the occurrence of pickpocket cases.

One area in particular where pickpockets thrive is the riding trams. The reason behind this is that trams are favored by visiting tours and tourists as they generally run full to capacity and are constantly stopping and starting – all of distractions that make a pickpocket’s job very easy, turning it into a preferable location by pickpockets. Are tourists left powerless with such incidents?

As mentioned earlier, pickpocket does not happen exclusively in Portugal but also around the world. It is very important that travelers plan in advance and learn how to avoid pickpockets in Europe when they are planning on visiting the country. There are many things you can do to deter yourself from becoming a pickpocketing victim. This includes identifying who the pickpockets are, finding where pickpockets hangout, knowing the tricks pickpockets use to take your stuff as well as having an overview on who do pickpockets target. It should be noted that this information not only applies in Portugal but also can also be implemented on your next travels.

One general advice tourists often receive is to travel light and avoid carrying excess baggage. If there indeed is a need to carry such items, travelers are advised to leave all of their important belongings in their respective hotel room. This in turn helps avoid the likelihood of them losing important documents and papers which can be problematic to lose during their travels.

Another helpful tip is to consider travelling in groups. Pickpockets feel more intimidated when they see tourists travelling in large groups when compared to a lone solo traveler. As such, they will less likely avoid pick pocketing these people to avoid getting mobbed by their group and are more likely to target an isolated person instead.

Keys oftentimes become bulky as they tend to accumulate and grow in numbers making it troublesome to carry around at all times. The likes of master key system allow tourists single key to access all of their locks making them quite convenient to bring. The key comes with a restricted master key system which helps eliminates the possibility of keys being duplicated without your authority - adding the much needed extra level of security to your property in an event that your key gets stolen. This in turn helps give travelers a good measure of security during their travels. Furthermore, a huge load was taken off their backs as they don’t have to feel constant pressure when their key gets lost as they are able to deactivate them with ease.

  1. Claire’s

World’s leading ear piercing specialist, Claire provides a wide variety of youth-oriented jewelry & hair accessories to their customers on a regular basis.

  1. Torres

Torres is home to a number of men’s watches ranging from different noteworthy brands such as Graham, Chopard, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Rapport and many more.

  1. Cork and Co

Cork and Co produces unique and one of a kind jewelry from necklaces, earrings to bracelets made from made from cork which is the bark extracted from the cork oak tree.

  1. Swarovski

Customers will find jewelry, accessories, and decorative items for the home, ornaments, and figurines Swarovski designs that is created, and marketed in high-quality crystal product collections.

  1. Montblanc

Montblanc provides a variety of gift ideas to their clients while not limiting themselves to jewelry. The store offers gifts for both men and women, writing instruments, watches, leather goods and the likes that are available right from the get go.

  1. Pandora

This store offers diverse options with the jewelry that they are showcasing. Bracelets, rings, earrings, and even necklaces and pendants, customers have the free option to choose between silver and gold as its base material.

  1. Tous

Wonderful gift ideas sorted in a well organized manner can be found by customers upon their visit at Tous. This in turn allows customers to find what they need with regards to jewels, watches and other collections right away.

  1. Parfois

It’s easy to find great deals and new items in store at Parfois. The store showcases new collections, week best sellers as well as fresh prints & textures that are available right from the start.

  1. Tom Glow

Tom Glow caters to needs of both men and woman alike showcasing a variety of products that is in store. This in turn allows, encourages just about anyone to come and visit their shop.

  1. Michael Kors

Michael Kors keeps their selection fresh providing holiday themed designs for the items that they are offering. As such, customers will be able to find the hottest and latest trends available at their store with ease.

  1. David Rosas

David Rosas offers an in depth search option for the products that they are offering. Customers can sort jewelry by type, brand, collections, or by material and a number of results come up just within a matter of seconds. As a result, a huge amount of time is saved by customers when looking for particular jewelry of choice.

  1. Mimata

Mimata provides jewelry collection with varying categories. Customers will find stars, crowns, empress, rome and sun with the jewelries that they are showcasing as well as themes ranging from hearts, paloma, mango and cocktail that is available for viewing over their website.

Portugal is indeed home to a variety of jewelry stores producing the best and top of the line jewelry customers are looking for. With that being said, aside from jewelry, Lisbon is also home to a number of noteworthy attractions tourist should not miss checking during their visit. This includes a modern aquarium at Oceanário de Lisboa, an iconic landmark found at Castelo de São Jorge, a variety of museums such as Museu do Design e da Moda and Núcleo Arqueológico and a lot more that is just too many to mention.

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12-Cool-Antique-Furniture-Stores-in-Portugal

Mobler
Rua Nova da Piedade, 411200-296 Lisboa
911 005 860/ 914 335 953
Mobler Antique Store is dedicated to the mid-century design of Scandinavian origin. Offering only original items signed by artist such as Kai Kristiansen, Arne Vodder, Niels O. Moller or José Espinho, as well as unsigned items or designed by unknown authors that retained the characteristics that make them unique and appealing.

Woodstock
Praça D. Fernando II, nº 18, Loja 15 São Pedro de Sintra 2710-483 Sintra, Portugal
+ 351 91 861 69 92
Woodstock specialises in antique furniture restoration, conservation and reproduction. Every piece is unique because they always respect the style and the historical period in which the piece was made. They also perform reproduction of antiques to measure on customer request.

Arruda Antiguidades
Rua de São Bento, n.º 356 / 3581200 - 822 Lisboa
(+351) 917 200 210
Arruda Antiguidades is one of the most prestigious antique shops in Lisbon. They have a wide selection of antique items on their shop. You can make your purchase via Visa or Mastercard or through bank transfer.

Sao Roque Antiguidades e Galeria de Arte
Rua de São Bento 199-B1250-219 Lisboa
Sao Roque is the place where eclectic pieces coexist with antique furniture and avant-garde, religious painting, naturalist, modern and contemporary, ethnic parts and Indo-Portuguese, silverware, crockery and terra cottas in abranjente cultural environment.

Marcos & Marcos
1250-093 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 213 426 367
Marcos & Marcos has been in the art and antiques business for over 40 years. Their gallery specialises in Portuguese, Oriental art and Spanish art and furniture, European masters paintings and decorative arts. They also feature Islamic and Hispanic-Arabic art in their shop.

AC Antiguidades
Rua do Alecrim, 76  1200-018 Lisboa
+351 21 342 5889
A.C. Antiques is one of the oldest houses located in the important shopping district of Chiado in the greater tradition of the antiquarian market of Lisbon. They have international furniture, paintings, sculptures, tapestries, silver and bronze, as well as other objects, favouring Portuguese art pieces and parts resulting from the influence of Portugal in the East.

Antiquus Mania
Centro Comercial Amoreiras, Loja 1031, Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco, 1070-103 Lisbon
+351 927 569 540
Antiquus Mania specialises in antique furniture and other collector’s items like musical instruments, silver items, paintings and other pieces just like my favourite furniture store in Sydney. They are the champion in customer service with 94 % rating from mystery customer study.

Manuel Castilho Antiques
Rua D. Pedro V, 85 | 1250-093 Lisboa
+351 213 224 292
Manuel Castilho Antiques has a new large showroom in Rua D. Pedro with important group of works of art, furniture and paintings in display. They showcase the cross-fertilization of Eastern and Western culture arising from the Portuguese maritime expansion.

Casa d’Arte
Lisboa, Largo de S.Martinho, 8-11 (à Sé), Portugal
964773000
You are sure to find authentic antique furniture at Casa d’Arte.They specialises in Portuguesa furniture from the 18th to 19th centuries as well as Indo-Portuguese and Oriental Art. They are a member of Antique Dealers Association of Portugal. There are also porcelains, carpets, fans, pictures and other collection of objects to choose from.

Murteira Antiguidades
Rua Augusto Rosa 19 Lisboa 1100-058 Portugal
+351 218 863 851
Murteira Antiguidades is an antique shop in Rua Augusto Rosa in Lisbon. You can find antique furniture from the late 15th century to the 20th century as well as sculpture, paintings and religious artwork in this store.

Tribal Arte
Rua Don Pedro V, 145-7, Santa Catarina Lisbon
Tribal Arte is one of the most important galleries in Portugal located in Bairro Alto District. Fernando Moncada an art collector and traveller opened this gallery with Alexandrina Andrade. The gallery is exclusively dedicated to tribal art antiques; the kind of art practised by ethnical groups in Angola and other African regions, as well as other continents.

Cedec - Centro de Decorações, Lda.
Rua Cruzeiro 27, Sao Pedro Penaferrim
+351 219 230 386
Centro de Decorações is an Antique dealer located in Sao Pedro Penaferrim in Sintra Lisbon. They also engage in the retail sale of antique furniture and other household items at their specialised store.