Interview Quatro e Meia

The Mondego doesn't inspire only to conquer castles but also to create good music….Proof is Quatro e Meia a band from Coimbra which gives a “new look to the traditional Portuguese music”. Some of the members may be...

Who was D. Sesnando?

Possibly, if you are Portuguese, you must have heard the name of D. Sesnando Davides during history lessons in school... or maybe not! But this character, half forgotten, had a key role in the design of what is Portugal nowadays. So, who was D. Sesnando Davides and what was his...

Castles and Town Walls of the Mondego Network: the "Reconquista"!

Castles and Town Walls of the Mondego Network Coordinator The creation of the Castles and Town Walls of the Mondego Network in 2011 embodied a joint will to enhance the medieval heritage, both the tangible and the intangible, which was part of the defensive line...

The 10 Books of 2015

This month is booked for balance sheets and in this way we decided, with the valuable support of our dear Blog Flames, to select the 10 best books of 2015, by category and always by Portuguese-speaking authors! It was not an easy choice and it on our responsibility, but...

Mountain of d'Arga's Legend

The impatience of the young Egica differed from the calm of that beautiful spring morning. The sun brightens and warmed the soil with its warm kiss. The birds hopped around, careless of the problems of those who inhabit the land. But the young Egica could not see, could not hear, could...

5 Eugenio de Andrade quotes

Eugénio de Andrade was born in 19 th of January 1923 and left us a vast literary work namely poetry, Os amantes sem dinheiro (1950), As palavras interditas (1951), Escrita da Terra (1974), Matéria Solar (1980), Rente ao dizer (1992), Ofício da...

Interview to Anafaia

In this month dedicated to Fundão we decided to go beyond the itineraries and boxes and went to know a band that comes from that territory, the Anafaia (which you may also hear in our Playlist “Music to Climb Gardunha”).   How did the project ...

365 days in Fundão

Alcina Cerdeira Municipal Council for Tourism in Fundão Fundão is the council where the ratio diversity/quality is most obvious in the entire Beira Interior region, at the level of the agro alimentary and tourism sectors. Around ten years ago, the municipality of Fundão assumed as....