Mafra Palace
Mafra Palace is one of the most ambitious palace-monuments in Europe. The palace was built in the Baroque style by the King of Portugal, Juan V. At that time he…

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6 things to do in Madeira
Madeira is a vibrant pearl of the Atlantic, one of the oldest elite resorts in the world. Excellent conditions for a relaxed and active holiday are combined here with the…

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Traveling to the wine attractions of Portugal
Oceanarium (Lisbon) Lisbon Oceanarium in the Park of Nations The coastal country of Portugal throughout its history is closely connected with the sea, so if you are interested in the…

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Mafra Palace

Mafra Palace is one of the most ambitious palace-monuments in Europe. The palace was built in the Baroque style by the King of Portugal, Juan V. At that time he was the richest European king, thanks to the gold from Brazil, this palace became the apotheosis of the king’s numerous and meaningless expenses.

Mafra Palace

A few numbers: 52,000 people worked on the construction of the palace;
it covers an area of ​​about 4 hectares (37.790 m2); 1200 rooms; 4700 doors and windows and 156 stairs; 1 year – the longest time a royal family has been in it; 98 bells. Continue reading

Portuguese charm

Portuguese cuisine
The traditional dishes of Portugal are not well known to residents of other countries, because even in Western Europe, Portuguese restaurants are not numerous and are found mainly in metropolitan cities. For this reason, most Russians do not understand this issue. For example, they do not know that Portuguese cuisine is uncomplicated at the level of main dishes, but is diverse in terms of desserts and pastries.

Main dishes
The main dish of all times of the Portuguese people is Bakalau. Paradoxically, the dried and salted cod, which is the basis of the Portuguese national dish, is caught off the coast of Northern Europe and North America. Some say that there are 365 ways to cook bakalyau – one for each day of the year. Others even call a number close to two thousand. Still others say that every married lady comes up with her own recipe, because without this she would not be married. Of course, these are legends that are difficult to verify. Portuguese culinary experts considered that there were about 450 recipes. Continue reading

Portuguese surprise foreign tourists
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The most typical Portuguese dishes by Region.
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Mafra Palace
Mafra Palace is one of the most ambitious palace-monuments in Europe. The palace was built in the Baroque style by the King of Portugal, Juan V. At that time he…

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We are going to Portugal
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