The black pottery of Bisalhães is unique in the world, has existed for more than 5 centuries and yet it is dying out. UNESCO has become aware of this and has just inscribed their manufacturing process on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
Barcelos is a small town in northern Portugal. It is in this city that a legend was born around a pilgrim and a rooster, which later became the symbol of the city and then the symbol of Portugal. This national symbol is called today the Rooster of Barcelos or the Galo de Barcelos or the Portuguese Rooster.
The struggle for independence from the Kingdom of Castile, the reconquest of a country invaded by the Moors, great discoveries... Portugal's history has left us with unique monuments. I would like to introduce you to 7 of them, which I think are the most beautiful of the country.
Used as a symbol by Portugal, the surprisingly modern Heart of Viana now has its place around the necks of Hollywood stars. What does it represent and where does it come from?
Júlia Cotà is today one of the greatest living representatives of the "Barcelos Figurado", an artistic part of Portuguese popular culture. Are her creations crafts or are they naive art?
At the beginning of the 15th century, Portugal invented the first vessels able to sail in the open sea and embarked on a methodical exploration of the world. This is the beginning of the Great Discoveries which will require all existing maps to be redrawn.