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June 30, 2020

Beautiful Life of Portugal in 1977 Through Fascinating Photos

The oldest nation state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, Portugal is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. The official and national language is Portuguese.

Portugal in 1977 by Eric Huybrechts

Portugal has left a profound cultural, architectural and linguistic influence across the globe, with a legacy of around 250 million Portuguese speakers, and many Portuguese-based creoles. It is a developed country with an advanced economy and high living standards.

Additionally, this country is highly placed in rankings of moral freedom (2nd), peacefulness (3rd), democracy (7th), press freedom (10th), stability (15th), social progress (18th), and prosperity (26th). A member of the United Nations and the European Union, Portugal was also one of the founding members of NATO, the eurozone, the OECD, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

These fascinating photos were captured by Eric Huybrechts that documented everyday life of Portugal in 1977.

Coimbra. Rio Mondego

Figueira da Foz


Guarda. A shy little girl

Guarda. Watching the time go by...on a stone


Lisbon. Alfama. Laundry day

Lisbon. Alfama. The neighbourhood of the poor

Lisbon. Alfama

Lisbon. Alfama

Lisbon. Murals of the Revolução dos Cravos

Lisbon. Murals of the Revolução dos Cravos

Nazaré beach

Nazaré. The Old Men and The Sea

Nazaré. Women and Children


Óbidos. Porta da Senhora da Piedade (Porta da Vila) in the old city walls. Chapel-oratorio


Praia das Maçãs

Praia das Maçãs

Sagres. Embroiderers: Watch and learn

Sagres. Embroiderers

Sagres. Fishing boats

Sagres. Praia do Tonel

Sines. Catch of the Day

Sines. Catch of the Day

Sines. Terracotta

Sintra National Palace

Sintra. Castle of the Moors


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