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Tag: Portugal

Global Power Portugal – Part 12: Guimaraes

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. In episode 12, we travel to Guimaraes, where the origins of Portugal lie – or at least where Salazar exploited the myth of Portugal’s origins for his cause.

Global Power Portugal Part 11: Conimbriga and Aveiro

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. Episode 11 takes us to one of the largest Roman settlements excavated in Portugal as yet, Conimbriga. And then we are off to the Portuguese Venice with gondolas, meringue and busloads of tourists.

Global Power Portugal Part 10: From the Cistercians to Salazar

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. Episode 10 shows us the inherently contradictory nature of the country at the westernmost tip of Europe.

Global Power Portugal Part 9: Batalha, Tomar and Fatima

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. In episode nine the legendary Monastery of Batalha and the mysterious Templar stronghold Tomar start off a series of highlights. And of course we also take a short detour to Fatima.

Global Power Portugal Part 8: The Palaces in Sintra and Mafra

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. Episode eight has a truly royal touch as we visit the palaces in Sintra and Mafra. Sintra is, after all, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Mafra one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.

Global Power Portugal Part 7: Beja, Queen of the Planes?

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. In episode seven, we visit Beja, called Pax Julia under the Romans and home to a museum which has the reputation of holding the most significant Visigothic art in Portugal. But then, people call a great many things significant …

Global Power Portugal Part 6: Megalithic Settlements in Alentejo

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. The sixth episode presents an unusual side of Portugal. With its megalithic settlements the Alentejo region shows an astonishing resemblance to Brittany.

Global Power Portugal Part 5: Evora

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. In the fifth episode, we make our way to the provincial region of Alentejo, to Evora. The idyllic small town, which has been UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, was once an important residence of Portugal’s kings.

Global Power Portugal Part 4: Medieval Lisbon

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. The fourth episode takes you right into medieval Lisbon. The best place to start is the castle hill.

Global Power Portugal Part 3: Lisbon, the Earthquake, and Doubts About the Existence of...

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. The third episode tells of the tourist-laden Lisbon, whose architecture still shows traces of the 1755 earthquake that caused philosophers to question the existence of a benevolent God for the first time.
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