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The Tale of Pedro and Inês

The Tale of Pedro and Inês

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In Portugal we like love stories and macabre tales. When you like these two, you can’t quite beat the tale of Pedro and Inês (Peter and Agnes, in English). A true story that took place in Portugal during the middle ages. Born in Coimbra, in 1320, Pedro was the son of the king of Portugal, Afonso IV. Even though he was not the firstborn male child of the king, he was the first in line for the throne of Portugal, after the death of his brother. His marriage would serve as political alliance, and the king wanted to make sure that he could find the perfect future queen for Portugal. He went to Castile, to choose the bride of his…
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Portuguese popular tradition: São Martinho, Saint protector of sommelier and barrels’ makers.

Portuguese popular tradition: São Martinho, Saint protector of sommelier and barrels’ makers.

Culture, folklore, Food and Beverage

The celebration of São Martinho on November 11th is very important in the portuguese tradition: by drinking vinho tinto and eating castanha assadas portuguese people celebrate the Saint protector of sommelier and barrels’ makers. 

There’s no better day to feel deeply part of the portuguese tradition. Enjoy it!

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