Coimbra Fado…How to Enjoy this Traditional Portuguese Music for Free!

Fado… It’s a traditional music style of Portugal. When you travel to Portugal, it should definitely be on your bucket list. Fado is commonly played and sung in some areas of Lisbon and the “Fado house” (where you have Fado live) is not easy to be found in other cities in Portugal. However, in Coimbra which is in the Central region of Portugal, it’s not the case. There is a different Fado culture from Lisbon’s, called “Coimbra Fado”, which the people in Coimbra has succeeded since hundreds of years. In this article, I’m going to talk about Coimbra’s beautiful Fado […]

Cheapest and easiest way to eat famous roasted pork in Coimbra

In Coimbra, located in central Portugal, has a famous regional dish : Chanfana. It’s like stewed baby goat with some spices. If it isn’t really your cup of tea to eat goat meat (like me), you could try another special dish called “Leitão à Bairrada”, which is famous as “Typical Portuguese Food” today, but its origin is exactly from this Central region. What is “Leitão à Bairrada”? “Leitão” means “Baby pork” or “Piglet” “à Bairrada” is the regional style of cooking. In short, this is spit-roasted whole piglet! More correctly, this is the specialty of a small town called Mealhada […]