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.
Have you ever visited Livraria Lello in Porto? Learn more about this popular bookstore and find out why it became famous worldwide.
Have you ever visited Palácio da Bolsa? Learn more about the historical significance of this beautiful building in Porto.
Parque Eduardo VII is a public park located in the city of Lisbon. Learn more about the history and construction of this beautiful green area with a stunning view!
Have you ever visited Torre de Belém or Mosteiro dos Jerónimos? Learn more about the symbols and architectural style of these popular sites!
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)
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!
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?
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?
Today we learn about one of the most important symbols of Portuguese culture, found all over the walls and buildings throughout the country – azulejos (tiles). As always, we explore new vocabulary and grammar, and correct more of Joel’s “pronúncia de estrangeiro!”