You can’t spit without hitting a historic landmark in Lisbon (so please don’t). Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, and many more have left their stamp here.
Domenico Vandelli, the Luckless Founder of Jardim Botânico da Ajuda
August 16, 2018
The founder of Jardim Botânico da Ajuda may not be well known, but his influence over the project was immeasurable, and his bad luck a lesson to us all.
Camões: The Portuguese Poet
August 14, 2018
Luís Vaz de Camões is considered the greatest poet of the Portuguese language. His mastery of language and unmatched influence over it has led some to call Portuguese “the language of Camões.” The story of Camões’ life is rather sketchy and predominantly crafted from snippets written long after he was gone. It is believed that […]
Eusébio: O Rei de Futebol
August 7, 2018
Considered by many to be one of the greatest footballers of all times, Eusébio da Silva Ferreira was more than just a sportsman; he was a national icon.
Old Lisbon in Photographs
August 6, 2018
Lisbon is undergoing some major repairs — remember, it’s an old city. See what it was like throughout the decades with our little timewarp slideshow.
Abandoned Portugal: Some Ruins You Shouldn’t Miss
August 1, 2018
Many beautiful buildings and estates have been left to ruin in Portugal. These dilapidated gems crumble more each day as they wait for some TLC or their ultimate demise, whichever comes first. Here are some we fell in love with.
Vasco da Gama: A Maritime Man
July 31, 2018
What connects the longest bridge within Europe, a crater on the moon, and a suburb of Cape Town? That’s right, Vasco da Gama, one of the most famous Portuguese explorers and the first European to reach India by sea. Da Gama was born in c.1460 in the city of Sines, where his father was commander […]
Abandoned Portugal: Hotel Monte Palace in the Açores
July 23, 2018
The hotel Monte Palace in the Açores shut its doors in 1986 and has since been looted and abandoned, with a 5-star view of the Lagoa das Sete Cidades and encroaching mounds of moss and hydrangea bushes on all sides. But this isn’t the end of the story.