Guidebook Updates for Portugal

When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Portugal, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Across Portugal

Algarve

For books printed before June 2017, the following may apply:

  • Casa Herminia in Salema has closed.
  • Corsario's Restaurant in Salema is now called "Concha Restaurante."

Central Portugal

For books printed before June 2017, the following may apply:

Coimbra

  • Bar Diligência is closed Sundays.
  • Restaurante Jardim da Manga is closed Saturdays.
  • Restaurante O Serenata has closed.
  • Língua restaurant has closed.
  • Hotel Domus has a new website: residencialdomus.com.
  • Hotel Larbelo has a new website: hotellarbelo.com-coimbra.info.

For books printed before June 2017, the following may also apply:

  • Two eateries along the river, A Portuguesa Restaurante and the Modego Irish Pub, have closed because of flood damage; it's uncertain when they'll reopen.

Douro Valley

  • Near Pinhão, Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros has changed its email address to info@chanceleiros.com.
  •  In Régua, Castas e Pratos restaurant has a new phone number: tel. (0)351-254-323-290.
  •  In Régua, Tremdouro now runs the tourist train and cruises that were formerly run by Douro Verde.

For books printed before June 2017, the following may apply:

  • Some copies of the second printing of the eighth edition of Rick Steves Portugal have a printing error affecting pages 321–330; if this affects your copy, contact your retailer for a replacement. If you purchased your book from Rick Steves' Europe please contact our customer service department (425-771-8303 ext. 220).
  • The Quinta de São Domingos in Peso da Régua has closed.

Évora

  • Hotel Santa Clara is now called Stay Hotel Évora Centro.

For books printed before June 2017, the following may also apply:

  • The Residencial Policarpo hotel has closed.
  • Hotel B&B Évora is now Moov Hotel Évora (+351 266-240-340).

Lisbon

  • At national museums, free admission on the first Sunday of the month is restricted to Portugal residents.
  • The MUDE design museum is closed for renovation. It's expected to reopen in 2019 or 2020.
  • At the National Coach Museum's Royal Riding School, the upstairs gallery is permanently closed.
  • Lisbon Dreams Guest House has a new website and email address: reservations@lisbondreams.com.
  • Pensão Praça da Figueira pension has a new email address: reservas@ppf.com.
  • The GeoStar travel agency on Praça des Restauradores has closed. Another location is open on Praça Duque da Terceira 1, near the Cais do Sodré station (Mon-Fri 9:00–18:30, closed Sat–Sun,  tel. (0) +351-213-405-380).

For books printed before June 2017, the following may apply:

  • The Gulbenkian Museum is now closed on Tuesdays, not Mondays.
  • In the Three Neighborhoods Walk, the second ginjinha place mentioned at stop #9 (the one named after Eduardino the clown) is located at #7 on Rua das Portas de Santo Antão (not "next to #59").
  • The correct website for Eat Portugal (food tours in Lisbon) is www.eatportugal.net.
  • The Residêncial Roma hotel has closed.
  • The Bar de Velha Senhora (on "Pink Street") has closed.

Porto

  • Famed Bolhão Market is closed for a complete renovation until mid-2020. A temporary market is a block a way in a modern department store basement.

For books printed before June 2017, the following may also apply:

  • B&B Hotel Porto Centro is now Moov Hotel Downtown Oporto.
  • Dixo's Hostel and Avenida Porto Bed & Breakfast have closed.
  • Restaurants D' Tonho and Patuá have closed.

Sintra

For books printed before June 2017, the following may apply:

  • The Toy Museum (Museu do Brinquedo) has closed.
  • The Patio de Sintra Cafeteria eatery has closed.