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Handicrafts in Portugal

(Hand)-Made in Portugal

The Portuguese have a very strong attachment to their beliefs, customs and capabilities, which thankfully means that Portugal’s traditional art of handicrafts hasn’t been discarded as a result of the […]

Catherine of Bragança

The Tea Queen

Although Catarina de Bragança, the queen-consort of Charles II, didn’t introduce tea to England, she certainly made the afternoon tea dance fashionable, and due to her influence tea has become […]

Fado in Lisbon

That Fado Feeling

Portugal‘s ever-popular and intensely heartfelt national song is known as fado. It holds UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage of Humanity award and is celebrated the world over as a major performing art.

Portuguese Discoveries

A Seafaring Story

The history of Portugal’s ground-breaking association with the seas spanned a hundred years from 1415-1515. Widely labelled as the Age of Discovery, this epoch-making period saw Portuguese navigators sail across uncharted […]

Birdwatching in Portugal

Birds of a Feather

Portugal is synonymous with bird-watching, the two go very much hand-in-hand. Rich in both salt and freshwater wetlands, not to mention two exotic Atlantic archipelagos, the country has a great […]