PENA PALACE - Sintra - Portugal
PENNA PALACE - Sintra - Portugal
Visitor attractions in Portugal - World Heritage Portugal - National Geographic Channel | 2008 English
Video UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal for National Geographic Channel | 2008 English http://www.visitportugal.com http://www.livinginportugal.com htt...
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
Discover Port
Sweet, strong and savory, Port is one of the world's most famous wines. Join your host Michael Fagan as we travel east along the mighty Douro by train and se...
Stunning Cloud Formation Appears Above Portugal, People Call It “The Hand Of God”
On Monday, the Portuguese were stunned by a terrifying cloud over the island of Madeira. The bright orange formation looked as if it was a burning clenched fist.
Magellan Reaches The Pacific - Nov 28 1520
On this day in History, Magellan reaches the Pacific on Nov 28, 1520. After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan en...
16 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Portugal
Visiting Portugal is to discover a remarkably diverse destination. Inextricably linked with the sea, the country has more than 800 kilometers of enticing Atlantic Ocean coastline. Lisbon, the capital ...
Reasons tourists should visit Porto including stunning churches and home of port wine
Porto is an easy weekend break. It’s little more than a two-hour flight from the UK, followed by a 30-minute cab ride. Here are the top reasons why you should head to Porto for a vintage break.
Saint Sardine
Thanks in large part to cheap drinks and relatively lax drug laws, Lisbon doesn’t want for a late-night party scene. However, there’s a difference between a city that parties and a city’s party. To ex...
Amêijoas á Bulhão Pato: Clams Steamed with Vinho Verde, Garlic, and Cilantro
Cervejaria e Marisqueira Praia da Rocha is tucked into a side street off the boardwalk in Portimão, one of the Algarve’s biggest beach towns; its patio feels like a friend’s backyard. Comfortably sett...
Lisbon Highlights
Lisbon may not have the famous attractions of other Western European capitals but it doesn’t have the crowds and high prices either. The Portuguese capital surprised us with its charm, colour and rela...
The Douro Valley: Exploring Northern Portugal’s Wine Region
When we think of wine regions around the world we think of Chianti, Bordeaux or Napa Valley. Portugal just hasn’t been on our wine radar, but just north of Porto the Douro Valley is the oldest demarca...
The Fairytale Palaces of Sintra: A Photo Essay
If you are a fan of minimalism and elegance then Sintra’s palaces might not be to your taste. They are wonderfully extravagant, playful and over the top, and unlike anywhere else we’ve visited. Sintra...
Monsanto: the Most Non-typical Portuguese Village
- In 1938, the Portuguese gave the village of Monsanto the title of “the most Portuguese village of Portugal.” It is strange. During this visit to Portugal, we drove about 1.500 km exploring the h...
10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Portugal
With its cities fast becoming chic hotspots and gorgeous coastline where you still escape the crowds, Portugal is entering a new era of cool....
History of Portugal
The history of Portugal dates back to the Early Middle Ages. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it ascended to the status of a world power during Europe's "Age of Discovery" as it built up a vast empire,...
History of Portugal - Wikipedia
Portuguese discoveries
Portuguese discoveries (Portuguese: Descobrimentos portugueses) is the name given to the intensive maritime exploration by the Portuguese during the 15th and 16th centuries. Portuguese sailors were at...
Portuguese discoveries - Wikipedia
Portuguese Empire
The Portuguese Empire (Portuguese: Império Português), also known as the Portuguese Overseas (Ultramar Português), was the first global empire in history. In addition, it was t...
Portuguese Empire - Wikipedia
Geography of Portugal
Portugal is a coastal nation in southwestern Europe, located at the western end of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain (on its northern and eastern frontiers: a total of 1,214 kilometres (754 ...
Geography of Portugal - Wikipedia
Lisbon
Lisbon (/ˈlɪzbən/; Portuguese: Lisboa, [liʒˈboɐ]) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with a population of 552,700 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km². Its ...
Porto
Porto ([ˈpoɾtu]), also known as Oporto in English, is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southwestern Europe. The urban area of Porto, which extends...
Porto - Wikipedia
Coimbra
Coimbra ([ˈkwĩbɾɐ ]) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population at the 2011 census was 143,396, in an area of 319.40 square kilometres (123.3 sq mi) km².The third-largest ...
Coimbra - Wikipedia
Culture of Portugal
The culture of Portugal is the result of a complex flow of different civilizations during the past millennia. From prehistoric cultures, to its Pre-Roman civilizations (such as the Lusitanians, the Ga...
Culture of Portugal - Wikipedia
Portuguese art
Portuguese art includes many different styles from many different eras.
Portuguese sculptures can be best analysed by studying the many tombs of the 12th and 13th Centuries that are found througho...
Music of Portugal
The music of Portugal includes many different styles and genres, as a result of its history. These can be broadly divided into classical music, traditional/folk music and popular music and all of them...
Music of Portugal - Wikipedia
Portuguese cuisine
Despite being relatively restricted to an Atlantic sustenance, Portuguese cuisine has many Mediterranean influences. The influence of Portugal's former colonial possessions is also notable, especially...
Portuguese cuisine - Wikipedia
Portuguese wine
Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans. Portugal started to export its win...
Portuguese wine - Wikipedia
Architecture of Portugal
Architecture of Portugal refers to the architecture practiced in the territory of present-day Portugal since before the foundation of the country in the 12th century. The term may also refer to buildi...
Architecture of Portugal - Wikipedia
Castles in Portugal
Castles in Portugal were crucial components of the military across history. The Portuguese learned the art of building fortifications from the Romans and the Moors. The Romans, who ruled and colonized...
Castles in Portugal - Wikipedia