Portugal is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. Bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain, it’s territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

Portugal is the oldest state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times. The pre-Celtic people, Celts, Carthaginians and Romans were followed by the invasions of the Visigoths and Suebi Germanic peoples. Portugal as a country was established during the Christian Reconquista against the Moors who had invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 711 AD. Founded in 868, the County of Portugal gained independence after the Battle of São Mamede in 1128. The Kingdom of Portugal was proclaimed following the Battle of Ourique in 1139 and was recognised by the neighbouring kingdoms by the Treaty of Zamora in 1143.

Capital : Lisbon

Latest videos

Tamera. Taste of a New Culture

A documentary about the Tamera peace-project, located in Portugal, where circa 200 people research and manifest a New Culture based on cooperation with each other and nature. (Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)

Restaurantes e mercados em Lisboa

Para veganos, de viagem ou a viver na cidade de Lisboa, em Portugal, fiquem a saber que a cidade teve o seu “awakening” para a comunidade vegana hà cerca de 2-3 anos atrás. Hoje em dia, não é dificil encontrar produtos, mercados e restaurantes que sugestões vegan e exclusivos para nós. Em Cascais, até já

Solar village in Portugal

In Tamera, Portugal, a group of people are working on a project they hope will convert our way of life – how we consume, how we produce our food, how we deal with waste, and, how we co-habit in this new world. Despite the constant chaos in the news and seeming gloom, our world is

Local Sanctuaries & Shelters

Hover over the images below to learn more about some of the sanctuaries & shelters working to protect animals around the world.

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Local Appeals

Hover over the images below to to find local appeals for help.

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Local Petitions

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