The Islamic Community of Lisbon

Portugal – The Islamic Community of Lisbon (Comunidade Islâmica de Lisboa – CIL) was established in 1968 (Government Gazette no. 83, Series III of 6 April 1968) by a group of young Muslim students from the former Portuguese colonies whoRead More

The Tagus River

Portugal – It is not easy to condense a comprehensive view of the Tagus River into a small number of images, such is its size and importance. Nonetheless, I believe that the present collection of stamps on the Tagus River,Read More

Portuguese Autochthonous Breeds

Portugal – About 10 thousand years ago, humans began to domesticate animals for use in labour and as a source of food, clothing (furs, wool) and fat (biofuel) for daily survival. Since then, necessity led to empirical genetic selection basedRead More

Traditional Sweets of Portugal

Portugal – The tradition of making sweets from legumes combined with the ubiquitous bitterness of almonds was already well established long before the arrival of beans into Portuguese kitchens from the Americas. Appearing in the Tratado de Cozinha e CopaRead More

Madeira’s Peaks

Portugal – PICO RUIVO Located in the parish of Santana and with a height of 1862 metres, Pico Ruivo is Madeira’s highest point and the 3rd highest in Portugal. Access to Pico Ruivo is available via the Pico Ruivo trackRead More

Postal Service In Portugal – 500 Years

  Portugal – Key Figures in the History of the Portuguese Postal Service It is not an easy task to select notable gures from the past ve centuries of Portuguese Mail history, since many could be eligible for inclusion inRead More

Porto – Our Cities

  About Porto – Our Cities It starts with the name: Porto. A warm embrace for all newcomers, and a safe harbour for those within it. Granite walls rising above a watery landscape de ne this city, which welcomes theRead More

Cascais 2018 – European Youth Capital

Portugal – It may seem rather ironic to celebrate Cascais European Youth Capital with a stamp, or collection of stamps. It is said that stamps were invented more than 300 years ago. They don’t seem very fashionable, particularly at aRead More

Geopark – Azores

Portugal – The Azores archipelago, made up of nine islands and various islets, is situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Along with the archipelagos of Madeira, the Canaries and Cape Verde, they form Macaronesia, an important biogeographicRead More

Star Wars – 40 years

Portugal – I first encountered the Star Wars universe in 1977, at the screening of the first film in the saga, Episode IV – A New Hope, at the beloved Cinema Império. For a 7-year-old kid, this was a forayRead More

The Portuguese Public Security Police

Portugal – The Portuguese Public Security Police, Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP), can be traced back to a Royal Charter issued by King Luis I on 2 July 1867, which, in the context of profound administrative reform, authorised the creationRead More

Portuguese Textile Industry

Portugal – While domestic textile production has existed in Portugal since immemorial times, the Portuguese textile industry more broadly has been bound up in each successive paradigm shift to have emerged in the Western world: from the textile societies datingRead More

Rally de Portugal – 50th Anniversary

Portugal – With the extensive participation of foreign drivers since its very rst edition, the Rally de Portugal has been an event of international renown since its establishment in 1967. Initially held under the title TAP International Rally, the Automobile Club of Portugal’sRead More

Traditional Desserts of Portugal – Self-Adhesive

Portugal – The history of Traditional Portuguese Desserts can be likened to a poem composed of words as simple as the ingredients used in the major- ity of recipes included in this rst philatelic issue devoted to this sweet theme. Water,Read More