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Portugaise Barbotine... What is this ?

Portugaise Barbotine... What is this ?

Slipware, having fallen out of favor in the 20th century, is experiencing a captivating revival at the intersection of ancient techniques and modern creativity.
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Unveiling the History of the Famous Barcelos Rooster

Unveiling the History of the Famous Barcelos Rooster

Barcelos is a small town in northern Portugal. It is in this city that a legend was born around a pilgrim and a rooster, which later became the symbol of the city and then the symbol of Portugal. This national symbol is called today the Rooster of Barcelos or the Galo de Barcelos or the Portuguese Rooster.

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Christmas traditions in Portugal

Christmas traditions in Portugal.

Feliz Natal! If Christmas holidays tend to standardize all over the world (and that's a pity) but Portuguese traditions are still alive. I suggest you discover them through this article.

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April 25, 1974. The carnation revolution hour by hour

April 25, 1974. The carnation revolution hour by hour

April 25, 1974 marks the beginning of the Carnation Revolution which led to the downfall of the authoritarian regime and the establishment of a new era of democracy. Discover the events of this day...
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the traditional ceramics of Coimbra

The traditional ceramics of Coimbra.

The ceramics of Coimbra, flourishing from the 16th to the 18th century, practically disappeared but find today the place it deserves thanks to some daring craftsmen...

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Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Monument to the Discoveries

Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Monument to the Discoveries

Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Bartolomeu Dias are 3 of the 33 Portuguese explorers who appear on the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. Discover who they are...
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The Amazing Story of the Dead Queen

The Amazing Story of the Dead Queen

The story of the Dead Queen is a secondary episode in the history of Portugal, but it is so amazing that it has given rise to many legends, books and plays.
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The Portuguese navigators who discovered the world.

The Portuguese navigators who discovered the world.

600 years ago, more than 50 great Portuguese navigators distinguished themselves by their discoveries. Thanks to them, in less than a century, the entire globe was covered by new maritime routes. But history will mainly remember the names of Henry the Navigator, Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco de Gama and Magellan.
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Fátima and the 3 secrets revealed by the Holy Virgin

Fátima and the 3 secrets revealed by the Holy Virgin

In 1917, in Fátima, a succession of events gave rise to a mystery that has permeated the 20th century and to one of the greatest places of Catholic pilgrimage today.
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The black pottery of Bisalhães

The black pottery of Bisalhães, protected by UNESCO but disappearing.

The black pottery of Bisalhães is unique in the world, has existed for more than 5 centuries and yet it is dying out. UNESCO has become aware of this and has just inscribed their manufacturing process on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

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Julia Cotà

The fantastic world of Julia Cotà: Naive art or crafts?

Júlia Cotà is today one of the greatest living representatives of the "Barcelos Figurado", an artistic part of Portuguese popular culture. Are her creations crafts or are they naive art?

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Portuguese Azulejos

History of the Portuguese Azulejos.

When you travel through Portugal, you will see public buildings, churches, monuments and even buildings or houses covered with tiles. Over time, these tiles have become one of Portugal's most popular emblems: They are called Azulejos.

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