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All About Portugal | May 27, 2018

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Since the birth of Portugal as a nation, the country has many outstanding personalities who honor Portuguese culture and helped to build the country’s incredible history, regardless their activities. All about Portugal invites you to know the men and women who with their deeds spread the name of Portugal through the world.

Mariza – a symbol of Fado

August 27, 2014 | | One Comment

Mariza is one of the most worldwide acclaimed performers of the World Music scene. Mariza, the fado singer who has Africa in her veins

Mariza was born in 1973 in Mozambique. At the age of 3 she came to Portugal, … Read More

Jose Mourinho, the special one

February 27, 2012 | | 2 Comments

The worldwide famed Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho was considered the 3rd best world coach of the first decade of the 21st century by the IFFHS organization.

Loved by some, hated by others, Jose Mourinho is a controversial character that leaves … Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo, the football prodigy from Madeira

February 21, 2012 |

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best football players ever considered by many as the best player of our times due to his unique technic and unstopable speed.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, worldwide known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is considered … Read More

Eusebio, Portugal’s Black Panther

January 10, 2012 |

Eusebio, nicknamed by the Portuguese as the Black Panther, was considered the third best football player of the 20th century by a UEFA pool.

One of the most shining stars of the Portuguese football is Eusebio, known as the Black … Read More

Camões, a brilliant poet

December 4, 2011 | | 2 Comments

Camões, the greatest Portuguese writer ever, is a literature genius, whose mastery is equaled to that of Shakespeare, Homer, Virgil and Dante.

Luis Vaz de Camões is considered to be the greatest poet of the Portuguese language and his mastery … 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

Paula Rego, an outstanding artist

August 8, 2011 | | One Comment

Paula Rego is an amazing painter internationally famed. Portugal honored her with the opening of Casa das Histórias, a museum devoted to her

Paula Rego was born in Lisbon on 26 January 1935. Raised in a liberal family, the painter … Read More

Saramago, an immortal writer

August 4, 2011 |

Jose Saramago was one of the most important Portuguese writers, having been the first one to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988.

Saramago was born in 1922 in Azinhaga, a small village of Ribatejo into a poor family … Read More

Amalia Rodrigues, the Queen on Fado

August 4, 2011 |

Amalia Rodrigues, forever considered the “Voice of Portugal”, was responsible for putting Fado under the spotlight of the world music scene.

Amalia Rodrigues is the “Queen of Fado”, the greatest exponent of this Portuguese music style. In fact, it was … Read More