During World War II it was a hub for smuggling people in and out of Europe.
is the international car registration for
In 1755 an earthquake was a catalyst to the City being totally destroyed. After the Quake a huge 50ft Tsunami crashed through the city. As if that wasn't enough, lamps and cooking fires upset in the tumult ignited a fire storm that proved impossible to control. It burned unchecked for three days, completing the destruction. In all more than 60,000 people died in the disaster in Lisbon alone.
euro (EUR) ; note: on 1 January 1999, the European Monetary Union introduced the euro as a common currency to be used by financial institutions of member countries; on 1 January 2002, the euro became the sole currency for everyday transactions within the member countries
Longest bridge in Europe at 10.7 miles.
Delicious Portuguese custard tart; also “pastel de Belém”.
Western tip of mainland Europe
Southwestern tip of mainland Europe
1480-1521. Portuguese sea captain who led the first expedition that sailed around the world
Alqueve - a tough astringent wine sold in 5 liter flagons
Famous for Rainwater Madeira - yum
Used in the production of red Port.
A high quality variety used in the production of Port.
A less known and used red Port variety.
B. 1968; prolific contemporary composer
13th place. The song title means Lady of the Sea
1,006 km. Spain / Portugal
According to legend, this site was home to a mosque that was converted to a cathedral after the city was conquered by Crusaders in 1147
Moved to Coimbra, 1095 - 1131
Airport opened in 1965, it is also known as Algarve Airport
1906-1994; influenced by Portuguese popular music