Fado is a Portuguese musical style loved by people from all over the world! Learn more about its themes and possible origins.
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.
Have you ever visited Torre de Belém or Mosteiro dos Jerónimos? Learn more about the symbols and architectural style of these popular sites!
The Knights Templar has fought for the propagation of the Christian faith throughout history. Learn more about the knights of the order and their importance in the Iberian Peninsula, especially in Portugal.
Portugal is known for many of its sweets and mouthwatering desserts. Learn more about the interesting history of one of these treats: ovos moles!
Revolution brought a lot of pain to the Russian royal family and it also started the biggest speculation ever: The Romanov Mystery!
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.
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 […]
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.
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!
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.