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...
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.
Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Monument to the Discoveries
The Amazing Story of the Dead Queen
The Portuguese navigators who discovered the world.
Fátima and the 3 secrets revealed by the Holy Virgin
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.
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?
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.
The Heart of Viana: Portuguese history and tradition.
Used as a symbol by Portugal, the surprisingly modern Heart of Viana now has its place around the necks of Hollywood stars. What does it represent and where does it come from?
The great discoveries of Portuguese navigators
At the beginning of the 15th century, Portugal invented the first vessels able to sail in the open sea and embarked on a methodical exploration of the world. This is the beginning of the Great Discoveries which will require all existing maps to be redrawn.