Most people are pretty familiar with the name Cristiano Ronaldo. However, it’s the world cup so we thought we would take a look at the Portuguese captain.
An artist of many talents, Bordalo created cartoons that are still popular today and some of the most iconic Portuguese ceramics around.
Pope John XXI, arguably Portugal’s only Pope, became known after his death as the “necromancer Pope.” This was down to his alleged involvement in obscure practices in the search for eternal youth. Despite these rumors, he has gone down in history as a philosopher, logistician, psychologist, and physician.
If you spend time in Lisbon, or anywhere in Portugal for that matter, you will come across the name Amália da Piedade Rebordão Rodrigues, the queen of fado. She is memorialized in cafes, bars, and even street art across the country.
The Beja Aquapark was in operation for only three years and has been closed for the last 25. What is left is easily accessible to curious road-trippers and ruin hunters alike.
The Museu do Aljube takes us inside the prison that can be described as kind of purgatory between hell and hell, where prisoners were served a taste of hell to come. Step inside and have a look around.
Eighteen years ago, Portugal gave up its role in Macau, leaving practically no political or economic influence and very little saudade among most of the Chinese population.