This happened with other European nations as well. But, in Portugal – once the dark night of fascism ended, the dictatorship was gone – but its propaganda remains. In fact, I often have to pause and explain to colleagues that calling Portugal’s golden age an “Age of Discovery” can come off as colonialism and racist. Read more →


Ah, Portugal - warm, safe, and wonderful! In fact in 2019 more foreigners applied for residency than in any year since they started keeping records. But can you pass the citizenship test? From the list of 30 blew, you could face 10 questions - and being able to get the answers right is crucial for you to be a son or daughter of the Republic. Think you are ready? Try your luck on our "So you want to be a Portuguese" test Read more →


The United States and Portugal recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Youth Mobility that allows American students and university graduates to apply for a new 12-month Study, Work and Travel Program in Portugal. Read more →


The Holidays are a magical time of the year and in Portugal, the season has a special flavor. Everywhere streets are lit up, extravagant nativity scenes are recreated in some towns, and the pleasant winter temperatures allow people to enjoy time outside at Holiday fairs with attractions, or pop-up markets selling local cheeses, jams and other delicacies. Read more →


Portugal was anointed as the World’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards 2019, for the third year in a row. Turismo de Portugal won for the third time the title of World's Leading Tourism Board 2019 and Lisbon is the World's Leading City Break Destination 2019. Madeira Island is, for the fifth time in a row, the ‘Best Island Destination in the World.' Read more →