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    President Obama praised Souto Moura’s work at Pritzker Prize ceremony
    At the 3rd June, the President Barack Obama attended the Pritzker Prize ceremony in Washington D.C., where the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura received this important recognition.This was the second time that an American President attended (...)

  2. Festa das Tochas Floridas
    Festa das Tochas Floridas
    Easter in São Brás de Alportel The torches, which were formerly long candles, are now poles festooned with flowers. They are carried by men who gather together in two wings during the procession, which marks the Resurrection of Christ, celebrated (...)

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    Municipal Park and Calvário Hill
    Located on the highest reaches of Vila Real and close to the more modern buildings, the Municipal Park is a leafy terrace with an approximately 200 metre central walkway flanked by rows of trees that are hundreds of years old.In one corner of the (...)

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    Largo do Carmo
    The Largo do Carmo is currently a calm, tranquil square even if it has been the scene of some of the most turbulent moments in Portuguese history. The Pombaline buildings and the 18th century fountain in the centre of the square are evidence of (...)

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    The origins of the tradition According to ancient Jewish rituals, Passover (which in Hebrew designates "passage") commemorates the Jews’ exodus from Egypt and was celebrated on the 14th day after the spring equinox, with a meal constituted by (...)

  6. The Cultural Landscape of Sintra
    The Cultural Landscape of Sintra
    In 1995, Sintra gained the UNESCO Cultural Landscape classification. The town and the northern slope of the Serra de Sintra with its wonderful natural characteristics and impressive historic landmarks were thus accepted as worthy of world heritage (...)

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    Ernesto Korrodi (1870-1944)
    Ernesto Korrodi, Swiss by birth, came to live in Leiria aged 24 when he took up a post as design teacher at the Leiria Industrial Design School. He was to marry Quitéria da Conceição Maia in an unusual ceremony given that Korrodi was a Protestant. (...)

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    Praça do Rossio
    Reborn out of the wreckage of the 1755 earthquake, this lovely Lisbon square marks the northern reach of the Pombaline Downtown. It stretches out in a quadrilateral form dominated by the neo-classical harmony of the D. Maria II Theatre, built on the (...)

  9. Museu de Portimão vence prémio DASA
    Museu de Portimão vence prémio DASA

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    The "Mascarados" (masked figures) in Lazarim
    In Lazarim, in the municipality of Lamego, the Carnival cycle encompasses two periods. The first starts on the fifth Sunday before Fat Sunday, and the second takes place between Fat Sunday and Ash Wednesday. The various celebrations preceding the (...)


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