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.
Learn more about the excellent wines that can be tasted from various regions all over Portugal.
Mafalda and Rui take a guided tour at the Museu de Arte Antiga. Find out what they learned!
The World of Discoveries is a museum and theme park which reconstructs the journeys of Portuguese explorers.
Fado is a Portuguese musical style loved by people from all over the world! Learn more about its themes and possible origins.
Explore the history of how the European Union was formed and learn the names of its member countries in Portuguese. **Correction: The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020 and entered a transition period.
Have you ever wondered how salt is extracted? Learn when, how, and where this condiment is produced in Portugal!
Luís and his family took a trip to Sintra to embrace history and Portuguese culture. Let’s see how their weekend went!
Luís de Camões was a Portuguese poet considered one of the greatest figures of Lusophone literature. Learn more about his eventful life and his most famous work, “Os Lusíadas”.
Marie Antoinette was an important historical figure and has become a popular culture icon, being the subject of several books, films, and other media. Learn more about the life of this iconic woman!
Learn about the life of Bocage, a Portuguese national poet best known for his satirical sonnets and his role in the Arcadian literary movement.
Hear the story of Maria de Bragança, the first woman to occupy the throne of Portugal. Find out what happened during her reign and why she was known as “The Mad Queen”.
Discover the “Wine of the Dead”, which comes from the tradition of burying wine underground to improve its quality.
Learn about D. Dinis, considered one of the most highly respected kings in the world and one of the greatest figures in Portuguese history.
D. Sebastião was a Portuguese king who died in the Battle of Alcácer Quibir. From the grief and hope of the Portuguese people, a myth was born surrounding his disappearance.
Maria do Maria is the most important work of the filmmaker Leitão de Barros and a fundamental point in the history of Portuguese cinema. Learn more about this classic silent film from the 1930s.
Have you ever visited Palácio da Bolsa? Learn more about the historical significance of this beautiful building in Porto.
Learn more about one of the most devastating earthquakes in history and its impact on the city of Lisbon.