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

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

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

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