Portugal's new nationality law has been passed by the President of the Republic. This means that the children of immigrants who have been living in the country for at least a year, even illegally, can become Portuguese at birth.
The children of immigrants who have been living in Portugal for a year may be able to get Portuguese nationality if an amendment to the nationality law, which is under discussion in Parliament, is approved.
Everyone is getting ready to celebrate Carnival and so should you. Even though the weather is quite cold, the temperatures will rise thanks to the music, samba dancers, outrageous costumes and the famous caricatures, Cabeçudos and Matrafonas that fill the streets during these festive days.
The most magical season of the year is on its way, and with it the "vilas" or Christmas fairs in Portugal. Ornaments, decorations, sweets and cakes, hot chocolate, Santa Claus, street markets, plays, magic trains, lights, Christmas trees...
Christmas is coming and with it comes parties, food, lights and joy. At this time, your greatest concern should probably be what to give to that second cousin you see once a year, but we can't help you there.
In Portugal there are 17 sites officially classified as World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Bom Jesus de Braga and the Palácio de Mafra are the newcomers to the list in 2019, only being added on 7th July.
If you’re visiting the Portuguese island of Madeira with children, one of the best and most exciting activities you can do is take a ride in one of the Carreiros do Monte, a basket which goes down a toboggan run for 2 kilometres of open road at a breakneck speed of 30 mph.