Meet the Padeira de Aljubarrota, a very important baker during the Battle of Aljubarrota who became famous for her bravery and ruthlessness against the Castilian soldiers.
Do you believe in miracles? Meet Princess D. Joana, daughter of King Afonso V. She was born into the royal family, but her life took a very different path when she chose to follow her calling.
Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Portuguese language? Throughout history, the Iberian Peninsula was populated and governed by several different nations. This rich and fascinating blend of influences is reflected in both our language and our culture. (Note: This episode is a rare exception to our “Shorty” format, as it is about 5 minutes in duration)
Learn how to order a coffee in Portugal, a task more complex than it seems! There are several types available and the lingo can vary from city to city. Don’t miss out on Portugal’s coffee culture, an essential part of daily life!
Douro is a Portuguese wine region centered on the Douro River that delights tourists with its landscapes, gastronomy, and cruises. Meet the home of port wine and become mesmerized with the beauty of this region!
Portugal is a very special country that brings so much unique value to the world. See why “quality over quantity” is an important notion in appreciating all that this country has to offer.
A life full of profound suffering was transformed into beautiful poetry. Meet Florbela Espanca, a successful Portuguese poet who died at only 36 years of age.
We all know Cristiano Ronaldo and have witnessed his amazing soccer skills, but do you know his story? Get to know CR7 and learn how he achieved his success!
The Azores islands are a natural wonder in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Discover the main attractions of this archipelago and find out why you should visit this hidden gem!
A UNESCO World Heritage site built by order of the first king of Portugal, this monastery shouldn’t be missed. Discover one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal: Mosteiro de Alcobaça!
Manteigas is a Portuguese village with a beautiful landscape and plenty of gastronomic delights for its visitors to enjoy! Explore the neighboring village of Serra da Estrela, home of the famous buttery cheese and other local delicacies.
Welcome to Portugal! With its interesting history, lovely climate, and amazing blend of cultures, it’s no wonder that more and more foreigners are deciding to settle down here. Get lost in this country of smiles and breathtaking landscapes!
The Iberian Wolf is an endangered species that is now being protected by a few institutions in Portugal. These centers provide care for the animal and education to the public. Let’s meet this wild animal that fascinates all its visitors!
Rural tourism is a great idea for those who want a different type of getaway and a more relaxing break from daily life. Discover the benefits that rural tourism has to offer for both your wallet and your well-being.
Do you believe in ghosts or spirits from the past? We recommend you visit the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon: a college during the day, but a mysterious place at night. We promise you one thing: you won’t be alone!
Fernando Pessoa, one of the greatest poets of the early 20th century, was a singular man with plural artistic identities. Learn more about one of the most important literary figures in Portuguese history.
The Praça do Comércio is one of the biggest squares in Europe and shouldn’t be missed when you visit Lisbon! Learn some interesting facts about its impressive past.
Welcome to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 40 minutes away from Lisbon. It has some of the most fascinating monuments and attractions in Portugal, including Quinta da Regaleira, home to a beautiful palace and gardens sprinkled with mystery. Are you ready to pay a visit?
The sardine is a very important fish for Portuguese people and is highly consumed during the Popular Saints’ Festivals. Learn more about the economic and social impact of the sardine and the tasty meals that can be prepared with it.
Come visit the magnificent Palácio da Comenda in Arrábida, designed by a Portuguese architect with breathtaking views for the brave who visit it! Legend has it that the estate is haunted… Is it true?
Have you ever wondered why people from Porto and Lisbon make fun of each other? It’s not just about the accent. Learn more about the origins of their nicknames and the history behind this rivalry.
Just in time for summer! A new diet has been gaining popularity due to the fast weight loss it promotes, despite the radical changes it requires in eating habits.
Learn about the amazing gastronomy of Portugal and its most famous pastry: the Pastel de Nata. Discover how this Portuguese custard pie came to be, its ingredients, and its popularity not only with the locals, but tourists as well!
The Portuguese language has completely changed over time as a result of the historical influences of many different languages and dialects. Learn more about its Celtic roots!