Top 10 “Festas” in Portugal (part 2)

The best of Portuguese popular festivities PART II of the post published on July 25th:   Whenever traveling to a particular country, one is usually drawn to its history and heritage. As such, we tend to focus our attention on mystic castles, cobblestone plazas, national museum, and rich palaces. And that’s just fine, provided you’re…

Top 10 “Festas” in Portugal

The best of Portuguese popular festivities Whenever traveling to a particular country, one is usually drawn to its history and heritage. As such, we tend to focus our attention on mystic castles, cobblestone plazas, national museum, and rich palaces. And that’s just fine, provided you’re a history addict. However, traveling like that is like being…

Everything (almost) about Fátima

A short guide on Fátima and its significance About the author here   While the population in Portugal of self-declared Catholics has been slowly declining the last decades, the country still remains largely Catholic or Catholic affiliated. In fact, Portugal has a rich history of “friendship” with the Catholic Church, contrary to what happens in…