The Roman ruins at Conímbriga, near Coimbra, are a slice of Pompeii in Portugal, minus the crowds and annoying guides. And it’s still being excavated.
Born to a gypsy father from Santarém and a famous prostitute nicknamed A Barbuda (the bearded) from Portalegre, Severa’s exotic beauty and dramatic singing style, attributed to her gypsy blood, won the capital’s bohemians over.
Freedom is sweet. Freedom is everything. 25 de Abril sempre. Viva a Liberdade!
The continuous gentrification of Alcântara follows the same trend as the rest of the city. However, it’s quite hard to predict the direction it will take in the future.
The archives of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., hold some spectacular photos of Lisbon…
Have you heard the one about the ghost of Teresa Fidalgo? How about rocks that throw themselves?
Presídio da Trafaria was where opponents of the Salazar regime were tried, defended by crooked lawyers, beaten seven ways from Sunday, and then jailed and left to rot.