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All About Portugal | May 19, 2019

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History

Portuguese history is rich and fascinating, after all the country was founded almost 850 years ago. Throughout centuries the country knew several Golden Ages and also some harsh times. All about Portugal invites you to discover the amazing journey of this unique country and its main players.

Pico Island history

November 21, 2012 |

Pico Island history begun in the 15th century when the first settlers arrived from Continental Portugal. Wine growing and whaling were the main activities.

Pico Island history started around 1480 when the first settlers arrived, coming from the Northernn areas … Read More

Sao Jorge Island history

November 5, 2012 |

Sao Jorge Island’s development started with agriculture but recently tourism is also boosting the economy of the Island, which settlement began around 1460.

Sao Jorge Island history goes back to the 14th century when the Azores archipelago was discovered. However, … Read More

St Maria Island history

October 24, 2012 |

St Maria Island is one of the nine volcanic islands of the Azores archipelago. Officially was the first one to be discovered. Natural beauty is the island’s main highlight.

St Maria Island was the first island of the Azores to … Read More

Vila Nova de Milfontes history

October 16, 2012 |

Vila Nova de Milfontes is a village of the Alentejo region. It used to be a fishing village but over the last few years it has become a tourist destination.

Vila Nova de Milfontes used to be a small fishing … Read More

Terceira Island’s history

October 15, 2012 |

Terceira Island was first named as Island of Jesus Christ. However as it was the third Azorean Island to be discovered it took the name Terceira (The third)

Terceira Island is known as the “Lilac” Island. Characterized for its curious … Read More

Afonso Henriques, Afonso I king of Portugal

October 15, 2011 | | One Comment

Afonso I of Portugal, was able to fulfill his dead father’s old dream of turning the County of Portugal into an independent Kingdom in 1143.

I was thinking about which Portuguese personality I should write about when the answer became … Read More