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Port Wine

Port Wine Renowned in the Northern Region of Portugal, Portugal and worldwide, Port Wine possesses an identity often likened to the nectar of the gods. This fortified liqueur wine is produced within the Douro Demarcated Region, historically recognized as the world’s first official designated wine region, established in 1756 by Marquês de Pombal, a significant…

Porto’s Historic Market: Mercado do Bolhão

 Mercado do Bolhão Vendor Mercado do Bolhão in Porto, is a market which adds colours, smells, tastes, textures, and sounds to life, sharpens the senses and makes it the perfect place to build memories and socialise. Locals and visitors pass by the stalls, talk to sellers and go into shops and restaurants in a relentless…

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September 13, 2023

The Canning Industry in Portugal

The Canning Industry in Portugal has a long-standing tradition and is renowned worldwide, particularly in Europe. Its significance grew during the two World Wars when it played a crucial role in providing food to the troops. Today, the tradition of canned preserves continues, as it offers long-lasting, flavorful products made with high-quality ingredients that are…

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September 6, 2023

Visit Braga

Discovering the best of northern Portugal involves visiting the beautiful bimillennial city of Braga, where the history of the distant past intersects with modern history and religion with tradition. Concerning infrastructure, Braga is the third city in Portugal, immediately after Lisbon and Porto. However, Braga is the oldest Portuguese city, with the most gardens and…

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August 27, 2023

Visit Guimarães

Touring the North of Portugal will never be complete without visiting one of the most historic Portuguese cities, Guimarães, near Porto and Braga. Feel the fascination and absorb a millennium of history in the city’s path, whose roots stretch back to the Copper Age, between the Neolithic and the Bronze Age (c. 5000-c. 1000 BC)….

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August 7, 2023

D. Afonso Henriques

Visiting Portugal is getting to know millennia of history and culture, but visiting Guimarães is getting to know part of the Portuguese DNA. Just 50 km from Porto, Guimarães offers historic streets, monuments, religious architecture, old manor houses, palaces and museums. The name Portucale derives from the Latin, which means Portus (port) and Cale (beautiful),…

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June 21, 2023