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What’s on in the Algarve? 70+ Algarve Events Happening This Year

Although it might seem quiet sometimes (particularly in the winter), there's almost always something going on in the Algarve. Whether it's a food festival, a sporting event, or a religious holiday, you'd be surprised...
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6 Great Reasons to learn Portuguese

Are you on the fence about learning Portuguese? Learning Portuguese does take a lot of work, but there are a lot of benefits to being able to speak Portuguese as well. Here are just six...
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The Prego: Bar Snack, Dessert, or just Delicious?

Portuguese cuisine is home to several great sandwiches like the bifana, the sandes de leitão, and the francesinha. The bifana and the francesinha have both been discussed on Portugalist before, and tend to get a lot...
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The Portuguese Flag Explained

Flags are never a random assortment of colours, patterns, and symbols. Although some flags are prettier than others, the colours and patterns are never chosen simply because they look nice. Everything has meaning and...
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Francesinha: Masterpiece or Monstrosity? + The Best Francesinhas in Porto

The Francesinha is one of most unique Portuguese dishes, and people either love it or hate it. In Porto, people are immensely proud of their famous sandwich. Any discussion of where to get the best...
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The Cataplana: The Best Pot You Can Get in Portugal

The cataplana is a clam-shaped cooking pot that originates from the Algarve in Southern Portugal, and this is where you're most likely to find cataplana dishes on the menu. Originating from the Algarve means...