Archives for Mário Tavares

Author: Mário Tavares

Sintra’s Myths, Legends, and Paranormal Activity

March 18, 2017

Have you heard the one about the ghost of Teresa Fidalgo? How about rocks that throw themselves?

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Jogo do Pau: Portuguese Stickfighting



January 4, 2017

What do you get when you cross a 14th-century Portuguese dude? A stick to the face if you aren’t careful. You might want to keep your comments about his mustache to yourself. This unique Portuguese martial art, originally from areas surrounding the Minho river, was used in the violent resolution of disputes between villagers and during tournaments at local fairs. While […]

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