Cornucopia’s travel guide


Europe's westernmost country has a long Moorish legacy, seen in its castles from Sintra to Silva in the Algarve, built from the 8th to the 13th centuries. Most notably is the tradition of making tiles, but Mooorish architecture, too, has also had a lasting influence. Highlights include the 19th century palaces at Sintra, and the Rossio railway station in Lisbon. For decorative arts, however, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is the starting point. 


Home of one of the finest collections of Ottoman art in the world, in the magnificent Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon is a lovely riverside city of ceramic tiles, tea, trams and fado, easy to explore and always a joy to dine in.

Connoisseur’s Portugal

Museums/Art Galleries