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Portuguese Streets - Bica de Duarte Belo, Lisbon

21 Dec 2019 2 minute read 0 comments portugal

Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo is undoubtedly one of the main candidates for the most beautiful street title in Lisbon. Recently, it was even considered to be one of the most beautiful streets in the world by a reputed international site dedicated to to...

Portuguese Monuments - Mafra National Palace

20 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments portugal

Begun to build on November 17, 1717 the Mafra National Palace is one of the greatest works of Portugal and the Portuguese World. Ordered by D.João V for the fulfillment of a promise of a son, had as main architect Johann Friedrich Ludwig, João Freder...

Portuguese Monuments - Carmo Convent, Lisbon

19 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments portugal

Built by the Constable Nuno Álvares Pereira, it was for centuries the largest Gothic monument in Lisbon, until the 1755 earthquake marked it forever. The restoration has not erased the scars, but the ruins of Carmel retain a singular grandeur. Aft...

Portuguese Streets - Chiado, Lisbon

18 Dec 2019 2 minute read 0 comments portugal

Bairro Chiado is considered along with Bairro Alto, a bohemian neighborhood of the Portuguese capital, where nightlife boils, as it is a region full of bars, restaurants and cafes. At the same time it is also a place of interest with its historic pla...

Portuguese Monuments - Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon

17 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments portugal

Inaugurated on August 10, 1960, the Monument to the Discoveries was first raised, precariously, in 1940, at Empire Square. It was 50 meters high and was built in its architectural part by a light structure of iron and cement, and by a sculptural comp...

Portuguese Squares - Commerce Square, Lisbon

16 Dec 2019 1 minute read 2 comments portugal

It is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, open south to the immense Tagus estuary. Until the era of air transport, it was the great reception room of Lisbon for those who came by boat and could thus enjoy its beauty even better. Here was the...

Portuguese monuments - Jeronimos Monastery

15 Dec 2019 2 minute read 0 comments portugal

The Jerónimos Monastery is one of the most beautiful and imposing examples of Manueline style. Its construction began in 1502 with the sponsorship of King D. Manuel I of Portugal with the purpose of being consecrated to Santa Maria de Belém and to re...

Portuguese monuments - Belém Tower

14 Dec 2019 2 minute read 0 comments portugal

Belém Tower is one of the seven wonders of Portugal and has also been considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It's undoubtedly one of the monuments that best identifies Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Today we can visit the Belém Tower in one...

Visit Portugal - Wine Routes

13 Dec 2019 3 minute read 0 comments portugal

Indeed, it is known that at least at the time of the Roman Empire wine was already widely cultivated in Portugal. Its production passed many phases over time, but it is worth mentioning the date of 1756, when the Marquis of Pombal created the General...

Visit Portugal - Belmonte

12 Dec 2019 2 minute read 0 comments portugal

In the tranquility of Beira Baixa, Belmonte is a Portuguese village belonging to the Castelo Branco district. It is a land of good food, immense landscapes and above all a lot of history: did you know that Pedro Álvares Cabral was born here, responsi...