I live in Portugal. Portugal is an amazing place filled with many hills and valleys. It is a very old country, which means that it has very old buildings. Let us explore a few of them.

Torre De Belem


Torre de Belem- Translated, this means Tower of Bethlehem. King Manuel I, of Portugal, had Francisco Arruda start construction on the tower in 1514. When built, this tower was completely surrounded by water. Now sand has built up, and the tower rests on the beach.



Built in 1493 by King John II, the Palacio de Pena (or Pena Palace) is an amazing sight. This vibrant palace was also a monastery. This palace was built on the top of a hill, making itch nearly impossible to attack. This palace is surrounded by over 200 hectares of gardens.



Obidos is a town surrounded by walls. Inside it are held many festivals including a chocolate and a medieval festival. This town is full of shops. You can purchase many tourist trinkets. If you are courageous enough, then you can walk around the walls that have no guard rails!


21 thoughts on “Portugal

  1. Hi ”Olivia”, my name is Tia and I am from Ontario Canada. I am participating in the student blogging challenge. this is activity 4 that I am on. By the way I love the setup of you blog. Does Portugal have a national dish? Who is a popular singer from Portugal? What kind of clothing do you wear? What kind of music do you listen to? If you could reply that would be great. I will leave a link to my blog below.

    • Hi Tia. Sorry it took me so long to reply. Portugal does have a few national dishes, and you can read about one at http://oliviaglca.edublogs.org/2016/04/29/codfish/ . A popular female singer in Portugal who sings Fado (a traditional Portuguese genre) is Ana Moura. My style is mostly jeans and a simple shirt. I love wearing sweatshirts and pretty much anything comfy. I do not dress very fancy, but I also try not to dress like a slob. I mostly listen to Christian music and a bit of Pentatonix in there. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I cannot wait to see your blog!

  2. Wow, this looks like such a nice place, I would want to visit it someday. I did this blog on my culture and my home, and you should see it! I have a survey!

    • Hi Evamarie. I would love to see your blog post. Do you think you could please send me the link? Thanks, Olivia.

  3. I like how you showed us the different buildings and told us their history. Also they look so beautiful and wish to visit Portugal in the future. Have you been to these landmarks?

    • Hi Gurpreet Sandhu, I have been to all of these places multiple times. I enjoy taking visitors there and telling them the history of each landmark. They are all really interesting places to visit.

    • Hi Kylee, I feel honored to be on your blog roll. Thank you for your positive comment. I would love to visit your blog. – Olivia

  4. Hi Olivia, my name is Brady and i’m from a small town in Canada, Ontario. Canada has many cool and interesting thing like Niagara, Falls. All it is, is a very big indent in the water which creates a circle of waterfalls. I highly encourage you to visit my blog at: bradyb110gst@edublogs.org at read some of my posts. Happy blogging!

    • Hi Lila, I am glad that you enjoyed my post. Portuguese people eat many different things. They like American, Canadian, Indian, Chinese, and so many other kinds of food. You can read about a traditional Portuguese meal here http://oliviaglca.edublogs.org/2016/04/29/codfish/ . I eat lots of food from around the world, I like almost everything.( but I hate vinegar)-Olivia

    • Hi again Tia, I enjoy many things. I enjoy basketball, hiking, biking, swimming, and pretty much anything outdoors. My favorite colors are turquoise, teal, and any shade of blue.I love school and my favorite subject is math.
      – Olivia

  5. Hey Olivia,
    It was very interesting to learn about Portugal, and what it is like there. Maybe someday I can visit Portugal and see it myself. Since its so old, it must be pretty cool to see all the old buildings and things 🙂 Come check out my blog at emma163@edblogs.org

    – Emma

    • Hi Emma. Portugal is a very fun place, and I am sure anyone would enjoy their visit. I will be sure to check out your blog. Olivia

  6. I get to travel alot for my job – but never to Portugal. Thank you for sharing your beautiful countryside with us. I hope to visit one day… not so sure about the codfish. Might have to pack some energy bars… JUST in case! (I’m a wussy eater!)

    • HI Mary Davis,
      I am so glad that you enjoyed my post about Portugal. I love sharing about this beautiful place.
      I think that once in their life, everyone should visit Portugal! Portugal has more food then just codfish, and I am sure that you could find something that you would enjoy. Portugal has a wide variety of pastries, with different flavors to try.

  7. Hi Olivia
    My name is Daniel and I love your post. I have never been to Portugal but I know a friend that went there and he said it was awesome. I hope that you come see my blog. And I hope that you keep me posted with your post

    • Hi Daniel,
      I appreciate you reading and commenting on my post. Most of the people that I talked to that have visited Portugal, have enjoyed it. Hopefully you can enjoy it someday too! I am looking forward to visiting your blog.

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