Christmas

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Christmas is a season loved everywhere in the world! Portuguese also love this festivity, and being mostly a Catholic country, is celebrated with all the honors it deserves.

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Easter Time

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Easter Time in Portugal: A world of ancestral traditions! In Easter time, the houses are clean and painted, to receive the religious small procession that carries the Cross (“Compasso”), that symbolizes the entrance of Jesus Crist in our homes, with the blessing of the priest. Families and friends get together in the main living room […]

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D. Pedro IV

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Did you know? The heart of D.Pedro IV (nicknamed “the Liberator”, was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brasil) is stored in Porto? He gave the independence to Brasil in 1822! He soon became involved in a wider conflict that enveloped the Iberian Peninsula in a struggle between proponents of liberalism and those seeking a return to absolutism. Pedro IV died […]

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Moors in Porto

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Did you know? Did you know that the city of Porto was conquered twice by the Muslims? The first conquest took place in 716 by Abde Alaziz Ibne or Abdelaziz. Abdelaziz conquered several territories in the center of the Peninsula and submits to his domain the territory from the river Tejo to Galiza. Portucale (old […]

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