Capela dos Ossos in Évora, undoubtedly an extremely intriguing place in Évora, in the Alentejo region, that you cannot miss visiting in Portugal. History of the Chapel of Bones in Évora In the 16th century Évora, cemeteries were much smaller, although Évora had many (about 40), built on the initiative of three Franciscan monks with the aim of representing
Where was Fado born? About the origin of Fado, a lot could be said or written, a typical Portuguese musical style, it is thought that fado originated in the lundum, music of Brazilian slaves that would have reached us through sailors. Another hypothesis may have been through troubadours. medieval. Cantigas de amigo reveal similarities with some recurring themes from
Military Orders in Portugal Templars were given the defense of the Tagus, up to the Mondego River The hospital workers controlled from the north to the area controlled by Calatrava The Santiago with the sword geographically controlled from the Tagus on the other side of Lisbon and the entire coast to the Algarve. The Calatrava / Avis controlled the region
Hiking in Portugal Hiking in Portugal, Portugal offers a wide variety of paths that can be covered on foot, due to the fact that it has enough mountains and mountains in which it is good to walk and put into practice your desire to walk with the beautiful landscapes. In the Algarve region, there are a number of organized tours,
All Portuguese have heard the story of Zé Povinho, but first-person contact by our collaborator Manuel Smith has another flavor, since José Peres, the character who inspired the creation of this Portuguese reference in the world, was Manuel Smith’s great-great-great-grandfather. .. José da Fonseca Peres, a typical Abrantes figure from the late 19th century who inspired Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, a
Alcobaça Monastery in Portugal curiosities, we know about your interest in the Alcobaça Monastery, in such a way that in this article we focus our efforts to know a little more about it, thanks to our collaborator and friend, Joaquim Nunes, who makes us think about of the same, but above all about the Religious Orders in the Medieval period.