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When the Age of Discoveries initiated about 500 years ago, the phenomena we now know as globalization started taking place. Portugal was one of the nations at the forefront of this exchange of cultures across all corners of the world.
The Portuguese, who first explored the North of Africa, traveled to the Americas and, eventually, onwards to Asia. The Portuguese were responsible for making several far-flung cultures mingle, and with this mix of traditions and ways of life, the way the world now eats changed forever! Until that moment, inhabitants of every part of the world would rely on local ingredients and, for the most part, were even unaware of foods that would grow elsewhere...

We favor walking tours with strategic stops to enjoy local culture, to tell and listen to the stories and customs of each neighborhood, to savor local tidbits and immerse ourselves in the authenticity of every corner in Lisbon. With the arrival of June, we have even more reasons to get outside and go for a stroll, this time in a joyful atmosphere with the typical Santo António festivities.

Let’s go outside!
There may be more than a hundred festivities organized and spread throughout the city in honor of our dear Santo António (a matchmaker, and so much more!) and choosing which one to attend depends on so many factors: location, type of party, food, music, duration or so many other attractions that the different programs of the popular festivities propose...

Closely linked to the ancient pagan feasts that celebrated the beginning of spring, Easter also symbolizes rebirth, reunion and renewal. From the impressive processions to the deep cleaning of homes, from fasting during Lent to the overflowing tables of Easter Sunday, this is a unique celebration in our country.

The role of food during Easter
With a strong connection to food, the Easter season begins on Ash Wednesday with a fast that lasts for 40 days, where the consumption of meat is avoided on Fridays...