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

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

El Camino de Santiago

El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) is a network of ancient pilgrim routes that ends at the tomb of Santiago (St. James), in northwest Spain, in the city of Santiago de Compostela. El Camino Frances is the most popular and is the one that starts St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in France, going through … Continue reading El Camino de Santiago

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