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Portugal’s Carnation Revolution: 50 Years of Freedom

The Carnation Revolution, also known as the Portuguese Revolution of 1974, marked a pivotal moment in Portugal’s history, signaling the end of the authoritarian Estado Novo regime and the dawn of a new era of democracy. On April 25th, 1974, the country witnessed a peaceful military coup led by the Armed Forces Movement (MFA), initiating…

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April 19, 2024

Posted in: History

From Porto to Braga: Portuguese Easter Traditions

Portugal is a country filled with traditions, some of which remain virtually unchanged throughout the years. Thanks to its strong Catholic roots, it’s not surprising that many religious celebrations take place every year from the north to the south of Portugal. Among these celebrations is Easter, a time when devout Catholics all over the world…

Fantasporto 2024: Oporto’s International Film Festival

One of Europe’s oldest and most esteemed film festivals thrives in the heart of Oporto, recognized by Variety magazine as among the world’s top twenty-five film festivals. Fantasporto, Oporto’s International Fantastic Film Festival, specializes in showcasing a diverse array of international films, with a particular focus on the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. Since…

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February 20, 2024

Posted in: Porto

Wine & Travel Week and EssĂȘncia do Vinho

Since the 19th century, Oporto has become a dynamic hub, as well as an important wine exporter, due to its long history of producing wine from the countless valleys that make up the Douro River region. What we know today as the Alto Douro Wine Region is a landscape representing the vast Douro Demarcated Region,…

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February 7, 2024

2024 Events and Festivals in Porto

Located next to the emblematic Douro River, the city of Porto enchants all who visit it with its unchanging charm and the fusion of its rich history with a modern and vibrant atmosphere. From its historic center and all the architecture that makes you feel connected to the city, from the various bridges that link…

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February 1, 2024

Posted in: Porto

Northern Portugal 2024: New Year’s Eve Highlights

New Year’s Eve in Portugal is celebrated with great importance, marking the end of one year and renewed hope for the next. This celebration takes on a festive dimension throughout the country, with cities, towns, and villages lit up by fireworks displays and lively events. The tradition of welcoming the new year is often associated…

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December 30, 2023

Posted in: Portugal

New Year’s Eve in Porto 2024: Sparkling Celebrations

New Year’s Eve in Porto is an exhilarating and vibrant spectacle, illuminating the city with festive energy and the anticipation of a fresh start. The banks of the River Douro and the charming streets of the historic city center come alive with dazzling light shows, fireworks, and a celebratory atmosphere drawing revelers to both sides…

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December 26, 2023

Posted in: Porto

Portuguese Christmas: A Feast of Tradition and Flavor

Christmas is surely one of the most eagerly awaited times of the year, due to its typical dishes and festive traditions, some of which are centuries old. When it comes to traditional Christmas food, Portugal celebrates it with a gastronomic tradition of authentic flavors. The combination of savory dishes with a variety of delicious sweet…

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December 23, 2023

Unmissable Christmas Events in Porto

The joy of Christmas lies in the beauty of a season that inspires generosity, compassion, and joy. This is when people’s hearts warm, family ties strengthen, and solidarity grows. Among the twinkling lights, festive melodies, and comforting aromas, we find a unique atmosphere that transcends cultural barriers. Christmas is a time for sharing smiles, creating…

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December 21, 2023

Posted in: Porto

Porto’s Best Shops for Unique Christmas Gifts

The city of Porto, renowned for its tradition and history, is home to several old stores that have become a testament to the passage of time while preserving their authenticity. As you wander through its charming streets, you’ll come across these traditional stores, each one telling a unique story. A Taste of Tradition: Exploring Porto’s…

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December 16, 2023