The love of Pedro and Inês

The passion of Pedro and Inês de Castro is a true love story that dates from the fourteenth century. Inês de Castro, a Galician noblewoman came to Portugal in 1340, following lady Constance, bride of Prince Pedro. Soon they succumbed to a passion as intense as dangerous. Their love created a strong opposition among Portuguese … Continue reading The love of Pedro and Inês

Keep up with the tradition

Saint Peter is treated as the patron of my village and every year, on the weekend after the 29th of June, is celebrated this religious festivity in Valverde, a small village in the middle of Serra de Aire e Candeeiros. At the end of mass, there is a procession around the town followed be a … Continue reading Keep up with the tradition

What we don’t want to see

  The movie «The man who killed Don Quixote», produced by Terry Gilliam (from Monty Python) and the portuguese Ukbar Filmes, was partially filmed in Convento de Cristo, in Tomar, World Heritage Center. RTP 1 (portuguese TV channel) issued an investigation in which was reported some damages while shooting the movie. Among the damages are … Continue reading What we don’t want to see

Keep up with the tradition

Today is celebrated in Portugal what we call the Ascension day or «Wheatstalk Thursday». I am not sure is this is the correct translation but what matters is that you get it at the end. So this is the day that people go for a morning walk to pick small bundles of poppies, wheatstalks and other flowers … Continue reading Keep up with the tradition

Sunset Science & wine tasting

On the 3rd of June, you will have a good chance to explore a bit more from the fauna and the flora of  the Natural Park of Serra de Aire e Candeeiros. During the day you can visit Centro de Ciência Viva do Alviela - Carsoscópio and know everything about bats and at the end of the day, … Continue reading Sunset Science & wine tasting

Nazaré

This small village by the Atlantic Ocean has changed so much in this last years. What used to be a small fishermens village has grown into a touristic place and you don't want to miss it if you go to Portugal. There are a few places that kept their autenticity despite all the (good) changes that … Continue reading Nazaré

Stalactites and stalagmites

The Natural Park of Serra de Aire and Candeeiros is a protected area mostly known for being the most important limestone area in Portugal. Stone is an element that is always present in the landscape of this Natural Park. Over the time and through geomorphological processes the stones of calcareous origin have been modeled  by … Continue reading Stalactites and stalagmites