lisbon appears to be the only notable name on the international map, yet despite being a small nation, portugal has an above-average tourism offer. it is no coincidence that portugal was voted the top tourist destination in europe in 2022. portugal's offer ranges widely from north to south, and the greatest part is that the country's size enables us to plan a trip that includes these three regions.
located in the douro wine region [address: quinta do orgal, 5150-145 - castelo melhor, portugal] this boutique hotel is contemplated with beautiful vineyards, wild nature and an amazing infinity pool. the design is a key factor in all rooms and the experience is all for this hotel. you can relax or just taste delicious wines from the hotel's terrace.
a peaceful boutique hotel that is at same time an art gallery with an amazing round pool set in a breathtaking location in the alentejo countryside [address: santo estêvão 7100-580 estremoz portugal]. the location is unique, with its wonderful 360º view into the serra d’ossa forest and into the beautiful castles of evoramonte and estremoz, in medieval and manueline style. dá licença has five luxury suites between 50 and 180 sqm each, decorated with refine and elegance. large and spectacular bathrooms, two of them with bath in local marble block.
© photos of dá licença [credit: francisco nogueira]
pa.te.os, projected by the renowned portuguese architect manuel aires mateus, is a complexe of four stunning homes in melides, alentejo [address: estrada nacional, 261-2 km 4, 7570-769, melides, portugal]. pa.te.os houses are different from each other, protected but not isolated, and surrounded by various courtyards that create private spaces that are perfect to rest and connect, a dance of light and shade.
© photos of pa.te.os [credits: francisco nogueira]
li furtado is the founder and creative director of CINCO. born in '82 in alentejo, portugal she graduated in geography from the university of coimbra. after working for 10 years as a consultant, she quit her job to follow her dream and love for fashion. with a creative and restless mind, she is driven by new ideas and her focus is to always have time to enjoy life with her family.
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