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!

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

For books printed before June 2017, the following may 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

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

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

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

Lisbon

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

For books printed before June 2017, the following may 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.