#Fado

Something about Fado

Fado embraces in itself all the soul and essence of the Portuguese people. Listening to the lyrics of the themes sea, sailors, fishermen, life, love, lanes and alleys of Lisbon and the greatest of all, a “Saudade” that word which i do not dare to translate, for it is impossible. Emblematic song of Lisbon and its most typical neighborhoods like Alfama, Madragoa, Bairro Alto who were their most authentic cribs. For this reason, listening to Fado in Lisbon in will know the Portuguese, their history and their feelings. ...

#Shopping

Black Rooster, "Galo de Barcelos" legend

One of the most recognizable symbols of Portuguese Culture is the “Galo de Barcelos”, the Back Rooster figurine. The traditional figure can be found in many forms like Postcards, Magnets, Clay figurines and usually comes in black color adorned with colorful arrangements. His story is part of the Portuguese folklore where in a certain day, in city of Barcelos, appeared, following a streak of robberies, a Galician who became suspicious. The authorities decided to arrest him and, despite their oaths of innocence, nobody believed that he was simple a pilgrim on its way to S. ...