After living in Portugal for over 25 years, I have seen a lot of big changes happen in the way of life over the years but what never ceases to amaze me is that one can go anywhere in this country and just around the corner you’ll pretty much always find a ‘hidden treasure’.  

The treasure may be an old dilapidated building made from blocks of granite with a beautifully carved crest protruding from the top front of the building, an intricately carved old wooden door, an incredibly narrow cobbled-stoned alleyway, an old fashioned store with local produce displayed on the footpath, a traditional bakery with old stone ovens, a private home with someone kneading bread the old fashioned way – with their hands, a farmer riding his donkey on the road, a beautiful old piece of simple wooden furniture and so the list goes on. 

In addition, and I just couldn’t leave this out, there is the most amazing array of Portuguese bread, cakes, biscuits and other delicious mouth watering foods that just make you drool at the store window.

I have always loved this side of Portugal and living here has made me appreciate it even more.  Because I continue to appreciate these beautiful things and take photos for posterity, I found the only way I could share this with those who are interested, is to make a blog and here it is.

My day to day life takes me through many places and I will continue to document the beautiful things that I find.

I hope you’ll enjoy this blog and I would be happy to hear from anyone who has also found the ‘Portugal Uncovered’ on their travels.

23 Responses to About

  1. Emmanuela Dias says:

    This blog makes me happy! Keep up the good work:)

  2. Lou Almeida says:

    Well done! Very interesting blog. Have enjoyed reading all about the ‘canastros’ and seeing all the window, chair and coats of arms photos. I agree that Portugal has many hidden treasures, ufortunately most of them pass unnoticed.
    All the best,

  3. Lou Almeida says:

    I really enjoyed reading all about your travels through the Minho, makes me want to re-visit. I’ll have to find the Confeitaria Natario in Viano do Castelo and try the Bolas de Berlim. Your description makes my mouth water! I’ve made some notes on the places you visited. Thanks for sharing.

  4. rupert Kirby says:

    A really charming and informative blog That I have just discovered I will now add you as a link on the favourites list of my blog http://casarosada-algarve.blogspot.com/
    Thank you I look forward to your future posts.

  5. Magdalena says:

    Portugal is a trunk full of treasures and incredible beauty.
    Congratulations on the Blog

  6. Lou Almeida says:

    Hi Jackie,
    It’s been very interesting following you on your coastal walks. Keep going and congratulations.

  7. portugaluntouchedtoday says:

    Hi Lou
    Tks so much – its so much fun doing them too! Take care!

  8. Hi,
    I’ve just found your blog and I really like it. I also like exploring and walking in Portugal and finding it’s hidden treasures so I’ll be following your blog from now on. I’ll also add you to my list of useful websites about Portugal on my own blog, Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal.

  9. Pingback: CBBH Photo Challenge: Windows of Portugal « Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

  10. restlessjo says:

    I was admiring Julie’s windows (not literally!) and there you were in the nominations so I’ve popped over to say hi and will have a browse while I’m here. I don’t live in Portugal (yet) but I do love it.

    • portugaluntouchedtoday says:

      Hi Johanna thank you for reading. Portugal is a lovely spot so come and visit again when you can as there is so much to offer.

  11. Hi, Glad to see you’re interested in the photography challenge. The windows can be from anywhere – I try to stick to Portuguese things on my blog but you can do whatever suits you and yours 🙂

  12. Hi there

    I’m founder of http://www.walkedthru.com – which is actually a blog community.

    We’ve been away for a while but I’m back recruiting bloggers, of all subjects and professions to contribute

    We think your blog is great and exactly what we’re looking for.
    It is helpful, focussed, informative and your images are just great.

    We feel our readers and travel enthusiasts would really love and learn about Portugal from your blog.

    We also feel that your blog would be a great addition to our other Walkers.

    So with that we would love to bring you into the WalkedThru community!

    When we add blogs we ask that you send us a blog profile picture and a quick summary, so that we can introduce you to our viewers.
    Also we ask that our Walkers put our logo on their website, so that we offer some continuity to our users.

    So if we were to proceed and you would like us to display your blog on our WalkedThru community, how would you like us to list your blog?
    We would like to be as specific as possible, so what do you think is the most appropriate title?
    WalkedThru Portugal we feel is simple but perfect.

    We’re enthusiastic about you being part of our WalkedThru Community, and look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Luke ‘SkyWalker’ Connelly

  13. Hi
    Oh what a wonderful blog. We just moved to Portugal and know basically nothing. So I will go through all your posts and study carefully.
    If you pass by our little vineyard please visit us.

    Regards Ase

    • portugaluntouched says:

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy the blog – there is still a lot of information that I need to put up but just don’t have time! Keep reading.

  14. Diana says:

    Very nice blog and very good information 🙂

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