Slavery in Portugal occurred since before the country's formation.During the pre-independence period, inhabitants of the current Portuguese territory were often enslaved and enslaved others.Expensive and young prostitutes that advertise on the web and in the news stands can be easily found in the major cities and most crowded tourist resorts.Searching online you might think Lisbon is full of different escort agencies but most of them are actually ran by the same owners.After independence, during the existence of the Kingdom of Portugal, the country played a leading role in the Atlantic Slave Trade, which involved the mass trade and transportation of slaves from Africa and other parts of the world to the American continent.Slavery was abolished in Portugal in 1761 by the Marquis of Pombal.
Run by the energetic eponymous chef - who could be described as Portugal's answer to Gordon Ramsay - Olivier is a fine dining restaurant with a great sense of fun, characterised by its a tongue-in-cheek glitzy decor.
n the summer months, Lisbon swelters under a cerulean blue dome.
‘A praia’ (to the beach) sings out from the city’s sun-kissed, begonia blossomed streets as surf boards are stacked on top of cars and everyone makes for the beachy ‘burbs of Cascais and Estoril – 20 minutes drive from the city-centre.
Meander up one of Lisbon’s loftiest hills to the Moorish Alfama neighbourhood, where sunset-amber walls and dusty lanes orbit the Arabic-cum-medieval castle that looms, omnipresent, over the terracotta rooftops of the city below.
At the imperial Belém waterfront, Portugal’s “Age of Discoveries” is celebrated in the form of a lavish monastery and dazzling river-facing statues, built with the coin of one of the most ostentatious colonial empires in history.