The legend of the Portuguese rooster

Portuguese rooster

The Portuguese Rooster (it’s actually Barcelos rooster) is one of the most popular Portuguese symbols. There are no Portuguese who don’t know it, and even many foreigners already heard about it … if it’s not for anything else, for its curious and colorful design. But, how did a rooster become one of the country’s greatest … Read more

The traditional Arte Xavega in Portugal

Arte Xávega

Arte Xávega is a traditional form of fishing that involves encircling and dragging the fish with a net. This fishing style is also simply called “Arte” (which translates to art) by fishermen from central Portugal while in the south it’s called Xávega. What is Arte Xávega? The Arte Xávega fishing technique involves launching a net … Read more