Azulejo

Azulejo

Azulejo is not blueIt seems easy to make the connection in Portuguese azul (blue) to azulejo as the main color of the famous painted tiles are blue, but the origin cames from another word, az-zullayj, which means small polished stone and not from lā
Rooster of Portugal

Rooster of Portugal

The legend of the Rooster of Barcelos "Galo de Barcelos" legend narrates the miraculous intervention of a dead cock in the proof of the innocence of a man wrongly accused.By medieval times, a crime happened in Barcelos that very worried the
Portuguese Love Story

Portuguese Love Story

The Legend of Pedro and InesIf there is a love story that has marked the history of Portugal it is that of the forbidden love between the infant D. Pedro and Inês de Castro, lady of company of his wife D. Constança. In spite of the marriage, the Infa
The secrets of Sangria

The secrets of Sangria

The name Sangria comes from the spanish word sangre (blood) because is made with red wine. The origin of Sangria comes from Portugal and Spain and they are the only countries that can sell Sangria using this name.Today Sangria is made with different