In 1769, Guilherme Stephens, an Englishman who had emigrated to Portugal, under the advice of the Marquis of Pombal and by the will of the King, took over and developed the glass factory in Marinha Grande... Even today, Portuguese glass comes from this city.
Are you planning your summer vacation in Portugal and looking for an itinerary of must-see places to visit? In this article, we suggest you discover the Silver Coast (Costa de Prata, in Portuguese)
600 years ago, more than 50 great Portuguese navigators distinguished themselves by their discoveries. Thanks to them, in less than a century, the entire globe was covered by new maritime routes. But history will mainly remember the names of Henry the Navigator, Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco de Gama and Magellan.
In 1917, in Fátima, a succession of events gave rise to a mystery that has permeated the 20th century and to one of the greatest places of Catholic pilgrimage today.