Learn about the Padrão dos Descobrimentos monument in Lisbon.
Learn more about the city of Portimão, a destination in the south of Portugal with beautiful beaches and a rich history.
Learn more about the various historical sites you can visit in the city of Coimbra!
Learn more about the city of Viseu and its fascinating history.
Have you been to Portugal dos Pequenitos? Learn more about this park where children can play and learn as they explore miniature versions of Portugal’s homes, monuments, costumes, and more!
Learn the history of the Guedes Quinhones Palace, a noble house that served as the residence of the Quinhones family for ten generations, part of which has now been transformed into the Hotel Real Palácio.
Fátima is one of Portugal’s most emblematic religious sites, with millions visiting the shrine each year.
Learn more about Castelo de Leiria, a medieval castle with an interesting history to discover at its yearly fair.
Learn more about the history of the Portuguese language in this Shorty adapted and translated from Lena Strang‘s article in Tomorrow Magazine.
Learn more about the tip of Sagres and its importance in the era of the Portuguese discoveries.
Olive oil is produced extensively in Portugal and has been an integral part of the history and culture. You’ll be surprised by the number of diverse uses for this precious oil. Here’s a longer Shorty for you (a Longy?) at about 8 minutes!
Lena Strang, originally from Finland, now lives in sunny Algarve. As a journalist for a community magazine, she has interviewed local people about their lives and researched intriguing histories behind abandoned buildings. These stories form part of two books available both in English and Portuguese: “Touching Lives/ Vidas que nos Tocam and Crossing Cultures / Culturas que se Cruzam.
You can connect with Lena and learn more about her work here.
The 25th of April is Portugal’s Freedom Day! Learn more about the revolution that restored freedom to the people of Portugal.
If you’ve ever been to Portugal, you have certainly noticed the beautiful tilework that covers many of the buildings throughout the country. Learn more about how these “azulejos” have played a role in the history and culture of Portugal.
“Calçada portuguesa”, also known as Portuguese mosaic, refers to the decorative cobblestone patterns you see lining the sidewalks throughout the country. Learn more about this impressive pavement art that has become a trademark of Portuguese cities.