According to some experts, the veneration of Mary represents the spontaneous transformation of the religious worship of Mother Earth. Remnants of this tradition became Our Lady of Rocha, of Penha, of Fraga or of Lapa. It was the Conciliate of (...)
Close to Braga there are three major Portuguese sanctuaries dedicated to Mary, Mother of God.2.5 kilometres to the east of the city, there is the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte (Good Jesus of the Mount). This Baroque construction is surrounded by (...)
Water GardensBetween the Alameda dos Oceanos and the Tagus River, learn about the water flow.Along the central water flow the visitor will wander in between the various components of an hydrographic bay: the glacier, the current, the artificial lake (...)
The National are returning to our country to present their new album "Sleep Well Beast".
With a legion of fans wherever they go, and a world reference in the musical scene, the band released their seventh album, whose title names the tour, produced (...)
The Teatro Académico Gil Vicente in Coimbra welcomes on December 13 2017 the magnificent classic Nutcracker Ballet, that will enchant the audience with the acclaimed and prestigious Russian Classical Ballet company led by Evgenya Bespalova and (...)
On the 1st November 1755 a violent earthquake, followed by equally devastating fires, destroyed the centre of Lisbon. The Royal Palace, the House of India, aristocratic palaces, the Opera House that was still under construction, art and royal (...)
The Porto Baixa (Downtown) is laid out around the Avenida dos Aliados (Avenue of the Allies), the city´s focal point. At the top of this thoroughfare, there is the imposing Municipal Council building. At the other end, it opens onto the Praça da (...)
In the reign of King João I (1385-1433)1415 - Conquest of Ceuta1418 - João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz discover the island of Porto Santo1419 - João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz discover Madeira1427 - Diogo de Silves discovers the Azores In (...)
Portugal by... Condé Nast TravelerPortugal faces the Atlantic, smells of the Atlantic, breathes the Atlantic, has an Atlantic soul... but its cuisine is more Mediterranean than it seems. A paradox! The three essentials of the Portuguese diet are (...)
The contemporary and historical exhibition "The Portuguese Prison Photo Project", can be seen from 9 September to 3 December 2017 at the Portuguese Photography Centre (CPF), in Porto, a former historic penitentiary.
This project aims to provide an (...)
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