Portugal government, parliament and president
Portugal government - is one of the four sovereignty organs of the Portuguese Republic. It is also the organ that conducts politics in general in the country and is also the superior body in public administration. It is called Constitutional because it is so defined in the Portuguese Constitution.
Madeira regional government - Portugal granted political autonomy to Madeira, celebrated in Madeira Day. The region now has its own government and legislative assembly.
Azores regional government - is, as the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores, one the self-government bodies of the Autonomous Region of the Azores.
Portugal parliament - consists of a single Chamber known as the Assembly of the Republic. the Constitution says that there are a number of entities that exercise sovereignty, of which the Assembly is one (the others are the President of the Republic, the Government, and the Courts). In the words of the Constitution, it is “the assembly that represents all Portuguese citizens”.
Portugal president - is the Head of State. Thus, under the Constitution, he “represents the Portuguese Republic”, “is the guarantor national independence, the unity of the State and the proper working of the democratic institutions” and “is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces”. .
University of Lisbon - is a public university in Lisbon, Portugal. It is composed by eight faculties. It was founded in 1911 after the fall of the Portuguese monarchy regime, but the history of a university in Lisbon goes back to the 13th century.
Technical University of Lisbon - is a public university that was established in 1930 from the merging of four existing schools: the High School of Veterinary Medicine, now the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV); the School of Agronomy (ISA); the Higher Institute of Economic and Financial Sciences, now the School of Economics and Management (ISEG); and the School of Engineering (IST).
New University of Lisbon - is identified as a university institution with internationally recognised research and quality teaching, progressively oriented towards second and third cycle education, capable of providing high levels of professional success to its students and providing relevant services to the community, national and international; a university with distinct elements at national level, both in training programmes and in pure and applied research, and with strategic partnerships of excellence.
University of Coimbra - is an indisputable reference in higher education and research in Portugal, due to the quality of the courses taught at its eight Faculties and to the advances achieved in pure and applied research in various areas of knowledge, in Portugal and in the world.
University of Porto - is currently the largest education and research institution in Portugal and was founded on 22nd of March 1911.
University of Aveiro - was created in 1973. Since its beginning, it has transformed itself into one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in the country. Just as in any school, UA has classrooms, professors who teach and students who learn. But UA is much more than just a place of learning.
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro was formed in 1986, although its history builds upon valuable heritage drawn from the “old” Polytechnic of Vila Real, which was founded here in 1973.
University of Algarve is a young state university located in the southeastern part of Portugal. It was established in 1979 and over the years the institution has acquired a sound international reputation. The University has witnessed significant growth in terms of its student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programmes on offer.
University of Madeira was created in 1988 and is the state university from Madeira Islands.
University of Azores was created in 1976 and is the state university from Azores Islands.
Portugal information (travel, weather, statistics, products)
Visit Portugal - is the official website for Portugal as a tourist destination, and is developed by the national tourist board.
Portugal travel - information provided by Lonely Planet, a must for people visiting Portugal.
Portugal Weather - by the national authority in meteorology, climate, seismology and geomagnetism. It has the mission to ensure information to the population, socioeconomic activities and public entities adjusted to their needs pursuing national politics in meteorology, climate and geophysics
Portugal Web - a trademark to promote quality made in Portugal products, where you can find and overview and photos of several traditional Portuguese products.
Statistics Portugal - is the entity responsible for ensuring the production and dissemination of official statistical information against the background of independence and permanent vigilance with regard to the emergence of new requirements, in a society where such information has become a prerequisite for economic and social development.
Portugal Shop - an online shop where you can buy genuine Portuguese made products without having to travel to Portugal.
Portugal Global - is a public business entity, created in 2007, focused in encouraging the best foreign companies to invest in Portugal and contribute to the success of Portuguese companies abroad in their internationalizations processes or export activities.
Sapo - is a Portuguese portal and search engine with an extensive Portuguese directory.
CTT - is the Portuguese National Mail Service and has three major Service Networks: a universal forwarding and home delivery network; a logistics and delivery network; a retail and delivery services network (Post Offices and Postal Agencies).
About Portugal - has information about a variety of Portuguese matters.
Bank of Portugal - was established on 19 November 1846 and is the central bank of the Portuguese Republic.
Citizen portal - is very useful since it has many public and private services in the same place.
Best of Portugal - a perspective on what can be considered the best of Portugal, including Portuguese wine, horses and selected monuments.
Portugal electricity - the national electricity company in Portugal.
Portugal firemen - are very important in any country but in Portugal they are particularly important to help fighting the forest fires that occur every Summer.
AEIOU - a large Portuguese portal being a source of information for Portuguese topics.
Portugal news (TV, radio, blogs, newspapers)
RTP - is the national public television which has 2 channels, RTP 1 and RTP 2.
SIC- is a private television channel. It was the first private television channel which has started in 1992.
TVI - it was the second private Portuguese television channel to be created.
Renascenca Radio - one of the main Portuguese radios.
RFM Radio - a cheerful and always young radio station.
Portugal Blog - a blog specialized in Portuguese topics or topics about Portugal.
Publico - a daily Portuguese newspaper that has become a reference within the Portuguese press.
Record - one of the most popular sports Portuguese daily newspapers, with sections focusing in the main Portuguese football teams.
Diario Noticias - a well known Portuguese newspaper which is published daily, covering a wide range of national and international topics.
Jornal de Negocios - the online version from a Portuguese newspaper focused in economic and business topics.
Expresso - probably the most famous weekly Portuguese newspaper, the printed version is available every Saturday.
Lusa - as the sole Portuguese national news agency, is the gathering and processing of news and information, the production and distribution of news to a wide range of users (national and international media organisations, private and public sector organisations of all kinds) and the supply of a public information service to the Portuguese State.
Portugal culture (foundations, monuments, museums, libraries)
Gulbenkian Foundation - is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. Created by a clause in Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian's will, the Foundation's statutes were approved in 1956.
Serralves Foundation - is a European cultural institution serving the national community, whose mission is to raise the general public's awareness concerning contemporary art and the environment.
CCB - is managed by a private Foundation of public interest, its mission being the production and hosting of cultural events, from theatre to dance, from classical music to jazz, from opera to cinema. As part of its mission, CCB also hosts a conference centre, available for any kind of professional meetings.
Jerónimos Monastery - from the end of the 15th century, when construction began, can be considered one of the most prominent monuments in Lisbon and was classified by the UNESCO, with nearby Belém Tower, as a World Heritage Site.
National Museum of Ancient Art - is the most important art museum in Portugal as well as being among the most important in Europe.
S. Carlos Opera House - was opened on July 30, 1793 by Queen Maria I as a replacement for the Tejo Opera House, which was destroyed in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. The theatre is located in the historical centre of Lisbon, in the Chiado district.
National Ballet of Portugal - was created by the Portuguese Government in 1977 under a legal dispatch signed by David Mourão Ferreira (at that time, The Secretary of State of Culture), similarly to the process of creation of other national dance companies of other european countries.
National Library - the main Portuguese library which maintains a web catalogue with the interface in Portuguese only.
Portugal transports (air, trains, buses)
TAP Air Portugal - is the leading Portuguese airline in operation since 1945, and member of Star Alliance, the global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach, since March 14th, 2005.
Portugal Trains - is the Portuguese national railway company and is where you can book trains in Portugal.
Portugal Buses - is Portuguese company where you can book buses to travel in Portugal.
CARRIS - is a Lisbon centenary company of passengers public transport. It was founded in 18 September 1872 that is closely related to Lisbon’s growth. Throughout time, it has been providing to fixed and floating population suitable conditions to satisfy their mobility needs.
Portuguese airports - information about Portuguese airports and flight schedules.
Lisbon underground - the operation of a collective rail transport network in situ proprio, mainly underground, in the city of Lisbon and peripheral areas.
Porto underground - is considerably newer than the Lisbon underground and is a useful way to travel within Porto.
Brisa - Auto-estradas de Portugal was created in 1972. In four decades it has become one of the largest tolled motorway operators in the world and the largest transport infrastructure company in Portugal.
Portugal in other languages than in English or in Portuguese
Portugal- viewed by the wikipedia in Spanish. It has general information about Portugal.
Revista Iberica - offering a wide range of information about Portugal and Spain (Spanish).
Portugal Web.es - has background information and photos about traditional Portuguese products (Spanish).
Portugal by Routard - brings useful travel information about Portugal for French travelers.
Portugal - information from the French version of wikipedia.
Portugal Web.eu - French readers will be able to find here general information from a selection of Portuguese made products .
Portugal by Strawberry World - a multilingual destination guide about Portugal with a German translation apart from its English and Portuguese versions.
Portugal - for German readers based on the wikipedia information.
Portugal Web.biz - a website to find out more about traditional Portuguese products written in German.
Portogallo by turisti per caso - Italian visitors will find here interesting information to travel in Portugal.
Portogallo - is Portugal in Italian and here is the wikipedia information about Portugal for Italian readers.
Portogallo Web - provides a way for Italian reader to know more about Portuguese products.
Portugal by Portugalnyt – Danish language website and community for everybody with interest in Portugal and Portuguese subjects and events.