One of Southern Europe's biggest culinary festivals runs in October 17 to November2 at the Casa do Campino in Santarém
Today Conimbriga is the best-excavated Roman site in Portugal. The site includes the foundations of numerous houses and public buildings, along with elaborate courtyards, fountains, hot and cold baths and mosaics. The public baths include a complex network of stone heating ducts beneath the floors.
Portugal may be the oldest nation in Europe--in terms of how long its current borders have been defined--but today it is known for its innovation and creativity in design
Miranda do Corvo is called Capital of Chanfana, and Vila Nova de Poiares is called Capital Universal Chanfana. No rivalry there!
The son and heir of the 4th Marquis of Marialva was fighting a bull on horseback when the animal wounded his horse. The young man fell and was killed. The Marquis himself, then around 70 years of age, jumped from the royal cabin drew his sword and killed the animal.
TORMENTA, MENSAGEM by Fernando Pessoa
The Portuguese guitar or guitarra portuguesa has twelve steel strings, And, for all Portuguese it is forever associated with Fado. It dates back to the beginning of Portugal in the 12th century, and lovingly called the "banza" went with Portuguese sailors around the world. Not surprisingly, it has undergone considerable modification in the centuries - and makes a sound like no other instrument.
Coimbra is a city of pottery Its refined beauty and historical pottery can be confused with none other
Portugal is on the rise as a destination for cyclists because of proximity to the US, its wide range of landscapes, and its mild climate
Set in one of the most fertile regions of the Alentejo, Vila Viçosa was once at the center of Portuguese history.