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Top 7 fun amazing facts about Portugal

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Dearest friends, we believe there just might be a few more Fun amazing facts about Portugal to say before we drift away into completely different subjects on tourism and life and others. So, here are some more proofs that our favorite Mediterranean (actually, Atlantic) country is a realm of beauty, mystery and wonder.

  1. Bacalhau (codfish) is sort of a… national Portuguese dish. It’s both the name of the actual fish and that of the respective foods. And there appear to be over 1000 different recipes. As any country bordered by the sea, fishing is a part of the secret – and disclosed – life of the place. Portugal also exports a lot of fish and seafood.
  2. More than half of the “New World” used to belong to Portugal. That is because the Great Age of Exploring was mostly dominated by explorers from Portugal (such as Christopher Columbus, Pedro Alvares Cabra, Ferdinand Magellan, and Vasco da Gama.
  3. The Portuguese, noble as ever: even in the old days. In 1761, Portugal became the first Colonial Empire to abolish slavery.
  4. Fado is the national music of Portugal, its melancholy rhythms and somewhat whining voice remembering of ages long lost, when the country was prouder, perhaps, than it is today. You may or may not be surprised to know that Fado is also part of the UNESCO World Intangible Heritage.
  5. Portugal is one of the most famous surfing sites. The town of Nazare was reported to witness the largest surf wave in the world, measuring some 30 meters in height. So if you want to practice water sports, Portugal is the place for you!
  6. Do you like omelet? Prepare for the largest one in the world if you twist the hand of people in Santarem! In 2012, 50 local cooks baked the largest omelet in the world. It weighed 6.5 tons!
  7. The best way to go about the capital city is if you go online and book a Lisbon taxi in case you want to go and visit or to make a tour of Lisbon city or Lisbon rent a car in case you want to visit places arround Lisbon as well, that it’s inexpensive and the conditions are flexible.

Estoril, an ideal golf destination

Estoril, an ideal golf destination

Beautiful sandy beaches, luxurious resorts and a truly elegant ambiance. This is what makes for an excellent tourist attraction, so today we get to talk about Estoril, an ideal golf destination. Join us on a truly luxurious trip!

A spiritual moment in Fatima

A spiritual moment in Fatima

One of the cultural constituents of Portugal is its bonds to the Catholic Church. Like the Spanish, the Portuguese are quite conventional Catholics and some of them are devouts. But regardless of religion, you can have a spiritual moment in Fatima. And that is mainly because the little town in the district of Santarem is a place of great beauty first and foremost. But there is another reason and we’ll discover it.

A short history of Azulejos

A short history of Azulejos

Did you think “Azulejos” is a place, maybe a village in Portugal? Actually, azulejos are traditional Portuguese ceramic tiles that cover the inner and outer walls of the buildings that are so specific of this Iberian country. A short history of Azulejos will explain their origin, their art and the best places to find them.

A trip to Sesimbra

A trip to Sesimbra

You don’t necessarily have to visit the southern part of Portugal, the ever-sunny Algarve, to enjoy a great seaside holiday. A trip to Sesimbra shows you that you can find excellent beaches and a lot of fun under the sun in central Portugal, near Lisbon.

Coimbra, the cultural center of Portugal

Coimbra, the cultural center of Portugal

You might say Lisbon is the ultimate cultural destination in the country – after all, it is an outstanding economic hub and the capital city – but actually the academic destiny of this Iberian country began in the 13th century in Coimbra, the cultural center of Portugal.

Golf, Lisbon’s favorite pass-time

Golf, Lisbon’s favorite pass-time

The golf courses in Portugal have become popular throughout the world. The amazing quality of the grass, coupled with the pleasant weather year-round and the welcoming atmosphere provide perfect conditions for players to practice their sport: Golf, Lisbon’s favorite pass-time.

What to do and see in Ericeira

What to do and see in Ericeira

If you find yourself in the municipality of Mafra, there are a few places you should visit. One that has the romantic air of an old fishing village and the lively atmosphere of a seaside resort is Ericeira. What to do and see in Ericeira is what we are going to explore today.

Events to attend in Lisbon this April 2016

Events to attend in Lisbon this April 2016

Let’s agree on one thing from the start: the capital city of Portugal is worth visiting on any season. Nevertheless, there is something optimistic and beautiful about spring that makes it ideal. And while you’re staying in town, you might like to know about some of the best events to attend in Lisbon this April 2016.

7 Secret things about Lisbon

7 Secret things about Lisbon

I bet you didn’t know this! Here are 7 Secret things about Lisbon, the vibrant and exciting capital city of Portugal.