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All About Portugal | May 19, 2019

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At All about Portugal you will find the best tips on this ancient country. Here you will find the country’s singular history, its most famed personalities, amazing Heritage, picturesque villages, worldwide famed beaches, lively cities, most sought for tourist spots and hidden pearls. And much more, so much more on a vibrant country that has more than 900 years of existence and gave new worlds to the world during the gonden Age of Discoveries.

Rare book by Damião de Góis stolen in Frankfurt

November 3, 2011 |

Thieves stole a rare 16th-century Portuguese written by humanist philosopher Damião de Góis in Frankfurt, Germany.

by the Portuguese American Journal

Thieves stole a rare 16th-century Portuguese book estimated to be worth 18,500 euros ($25,500), in Frankfurt, at the world’s … Read More

Wine: Portugal’s ‘classic’ harvest

October 29, 2011 |

This year, Portugal’s Douro Valley, the source of much high-value wine, enjoyed exceptional weather and a “classic” harvest

by Dave McIntyre at Washington Post

The recent harvest wasn’t a disaster everywhere, after all. Portugal’s Douro Valley, the source of much … Read More

There’s more than Port to Portugal these days

October 29, 2011 | | One Comment

Portugal is best known for its fortified reds and its delicate, floral whites, but its dry red wines, are fun, flavorful and fit the budget.

by Baltimoresun.com

Merlot has had its day. So has cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. Malbec … Read More

Fado: the soul of Portugal in music

October 29, 2011 | | 2 Comments

Fado is a symbol of Portugal as it puts down in words and in melody our singular and true soul. Born in Lisbon in the 19th century it has conquered the world.

Fado music is par excellence the music of … Read More

Trovante

October 20, 2011 | | 2 Comments

Trovante are one of the most emblematic Portuguese bands with a career that goes back to the 1970’s and is filled with unforgettable hits.

Trovante are one of the most emblematic music bands from Portugal, dating back to 1976, that … 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

Bolo do caco, the bread from Madeira

October 5, 2011 | | 3 Comments

Bolo do caco, a delicious wheat bread, is gastronomic treat from Madeira that can be served as a first course, a side dish or a main dish.

Made of wheat, bolo do caco is a delicious bread typical from Madeira … Read More

Poncha, strong beverage from Madeira

September 26, 2011 |

Poncha is a beverage from the Madeira archipelago, featuring sugar cane “aguardente”, lemon and bee’s honey, deriving from an India drink.

To taste one Poncha is commendatory for all who visit Madeira island. Yet, I am sure that for most … Read More

Sintra’s Travesseiros

August 30, 2011 | | 5 Comments

Travesseiros de Sintra are famed worldwide. A visit to this romantic Portuguese village isn’t complete without tasting a few of these cakes

Going to Sintra and don’t stop at Piriquita for a travesseiro is like going to Rome and not … Read More

Electronic tolls

August 29, 2011 |

The content of this post is outdated due to recent changes in the number of highways affected. Please read the new Portugal Electronic Tolls roads updated information

There are some highways in Portugal on which the tolls are electronic only. It … Read More