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17 Fun Facts About Portugal That Will Shock You

Portugal is famous for its culturally rich history, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fado, as well as delicious wine and food, but there's so much most don't...

25 Things To Know About Portugal’s Carnation Revolution

Freedom day, Carnation Revolution, 25th of April, all of these describe Portugal's most important national holiday. After over 40 years of fascism, on April...

Bacalhau: Understanding the Portuguese Obsession with Cod

Oven-baked, with cream, à Brás, à Gomes de Sá, the options are endless. The Portuguese say that there are 1001 ways to cook cod, also...

Vasco da Gama

Known for being the first European to reach India by sea and thus connecting, for the first time, Europe and Asia by maritime trade,...

JOSÉ SARAMAGO – Celebrating the Centenary of Portugal’s Nobel Prize for Literature

“Unemployed again and bearing in mind the political situation we were undergoing, without the faintest possibility of finding a job, I decided to devote...

Portugal, The Country of Azulejo Tiles

Like Fado and codfish, blue and white azulejo tiles are a Portuguese classic. These glazed blue ceramic tiles from the 14th century decorate the...

What happened at the Miracle of Fátima?

The First Five Apparitions Why does Fátima, a city in Santarém get over 8 million religious visitors every year? Home to the Sanctuary of Fátima,...

The Portuguese Colonial Empire

The Portuguese Colonial Empire was one of the longest-lived empires in European History. Starting in the beginning of the “Age of Discovery”, with the...

The Portuguese Political System

How does the Portuguese political system work? It’s pretty different from most other European countries, actually! The Portuguese system has shifted a lot in the...

What’s the most popular sport in Portugal?

It's definitely a hard question to answer. Portugal always had a great relationship with sport, especially considering its population. Portuguese people have a great...

Fado Music

The Origins and History of Fado Music According to the Priberam Dictionary of the Portuguese Language, "fado" refers to: 1. Superior force believed to control all...

Sports and Outdoor Activities

The offer of sporting activities is very large and diversified in Portugal. Golf, kayaking, snowboard, diving, rappel, climbing and mountaineering are some of the...

The Rooster of Barcelos

Barcelos is an ancient Portuguese city from the 12th century, in Braga District in the Minho Province, in the north of Portugal and is...

The History of Portugal

HOW TO UNDERSTAND PORTUGAL I think that you can only have the full experience that a country has to offer when you understand the...
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