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Celebrating the past, reinventing the future

Portugal is proud of its more than eight centuries of history.

Portugal was a pioneer of globalisation and has always praised cultural diversity. The Portuguese explored the oceans and have been connecting people since the 1500s.

A nation where family and friends rank high, Portugal is often defined as “a country of mild manners” and  is currently one of the top-4 safest countries worldwide. Understandably, the revolution that restored democracy in 1974 could only have been peaceful.

This richness of historical events and multicultural environment is an ever-present feature in all areas of art, traditions or lifestyle that assume particular differences across the country.

Whatever the place you choose to study, to do research, to work or to live, you will always find this heritage to discover and explore.

Little Big Things About Portugal

The History

The city of Guimarães was the birthplace of Portugal. Recognised as an independent nation in 1143, it is one of the oldest countries in Europe. After the country's mainland frontiers became settled in 1249, the monarchy ventured out overseas reaching Africa, India and Brazil, "giving new worlds to the world".

In 1820, Portugal became a constitutional monarchy and in 1910 was declared a Republic. A military dictatorship led to the “Estado Novo” in 1933. The "Carnation Revolution" restored democracy on the 25th of April 1974. To this day, Carnations remain a symbol of liberty.

In the aftermath, São Tomé e Príncipe, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Cape Verde became independent nations, with whom friendship ties grew stronger, together with Brazil and East Timor, through the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).

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