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Tag Archives: Culture

Friday Feature Photo: The Evolution from Mosque to Portuguese Cathedral

Photographer: Bert Kaufmann Capture Date: June 5, 2009 Location: Sé de Lisboa, Portugal About:  Sé de Lisboa (Lisbon cathedral) was built shortly after the reconquest of Lisbon from the Moors in 1147. Many years later, having being significantly modified after the 1755 earthquake and restored at the beginning of the 19th and 20th centuries, […]

Friday Feature Photo: The Portuguese Village of Wisdom

Photographer: Jairo BD Capture Date: December 30, 2007 Location: Coimbra, Portugal About: In regards to profound historic significance and pure enchantment, Coimbra is second only to Oporto and Sintra. Its stone facades nestle along a hill that rise above the curves of the river Mondego, the ornate buildings of the famous University of Coimbra are its crowning […]

Indian Spices: The Hidden Story of Portuguese Foods Global Influence

I love the flavors you get when cooking with Portuguese ingredients. I’ve learned that the food in Portugal can be intense, yet sophisticated. It bursts with flavors, yet somehow remains uncomplicated. How did a country, known for rustic cuisine, fuse exotic and foreign flavors so seamlessly that it’s become ingrained in the traditional […]

Catavino’s Top 10 Tips for Traveling in Portugal: Ditch the High Heels!

I adore a stunning pair of high heels. I’m not talking about the mammoth spikes that can alternatively be used as an assault weapon, or block heels that make you walk like un-oiled stick figure; I’m referring to the elegant sensible heels that sculpt your legs into sumptuous, sleek delectables. That said, Portugal is not […]