D. Dinis was man of his word, and he granted his wife the revenue of several towns so that she would have her own funds to help the needy. The first town he granted her was Trancoso, the second was Obidos – a charming town near Lisbon.
Porto is the stage for the launching of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II," the latest book in the Harry Potter saga.
By 1090, a new state was created under Count Henrique. It was called Portucale. Portus Cale referred to either the port town of Cale (Gaia today) or Cale and its neighboring town. Today “Portus” is known as Porto.
For a small country, Portugal has a rich literary tradition. Portugal’s 2nd king was a poet, and every generation has produced writers of note. Today, mountains, monuments and an infinite sea make for inspiration.
Fernando Pessoa - O Quinto Imperio
MENSAGEM de Fernando Pessoa - Noite
Who knew love in Portugal better than Luís Vaz de Camões?
The city and the Mountains
Pessoa wrote under many different heteronyms--characters he created. At least 72 of them are known and the most common is Alberto Caeiro, a shepherd; Ricardo Reis, a man of letters; and Álvaro de Campos, a free spirit.
José Saramago (1922-2010) was the first Portuguese recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1998, and he has introduced Portuguese writing to readers across the world. He blends fact and fiction to create surrealistic reflections on life