Monument to the Carnation Revolution Grândola

Monument to the Carnation Revolution, Grândola

The Monument to the Carnation Revolution (Memorial ao 25 de Abril) in the town of Grândola is dedicated to the song Grândola, Vila Morena by José Afonso aka Zeka (1929-1987), a leftist folk and fado singer in opposition to the Salazar regime.

The Monument to the Carnation Revolution (Memorial ao 25 de Abril).
The Monument to the Carnation Revolution (Memorial ao 25 de Abril) shows a large carnation in its centerpiece

The song was chosen as the second and definitive password, transmitted on the radio, for troops to march to Lisbon on April 25th, 1974. The broadcast of the popular song signaled the beginning of the Carnation Revolution which toppled the Novo Estado government in the capital and led to its overthrow in the rest of the country.

Monument to the Carnation Revolution, Grândola
The Monument to the Carnation Revolution in Grândola in the Alentejo is lined with traditional blue and white tiles with the lyrics of the song

Lyrics

Grândola, vila morena
Terra da fraternidade
O povo é quem mais ordena
Dentro de ti, ó cidade

Dentro de ti, ó cidade
O povo é quem mais ordena
Terra da fraternidade
Grândola, vila morena

Em cada esquina um amigo
Em cada rosto igualdade
Grândola, vila morena
Terra da fraternidade

Terra da fraternidade
Grândola, vila morena
Em cada rosto igualdade
O povo é quem mais ordena

À sombra duma azinheira
Que já não sabia sua idade
Jurei ter por companheira
Grândola a tua vontade

Grândola a tua vontade
Jurei ter por companheira
À sombra duma azinheira
Que já não sabia sua idade

Copyright:
Writer(s): Jose Alfonso
Lyrics by www.musixmatch.com

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Taylor's Port

Taylor's Port

Taylor's is one of the oldest of the Port houses in Vila Nova de Gaia across the River Douro from Ribeira in Porto.

Taylor's Port.
Taylor's Late Bottled vintage 2013

History

Taylor's Port was founded in 1692 by Job Bearsley who came to Portugal from London and traded in Portugal red wine mainly from Viana do Castelo and Monção in the Minho region in the northwest of the country.

Job's eldest son, Peter, moved the focus of the company's wine trade to the wines of the Douro valley. In turn, Peter's son, Bartholomew, bought a property in the Douro at Lugar das Lages, near Régua.

The business was continued by an American, Joseph Camo, during the upheaval of the Peninsular War (1807-1814).

After Camo left the company, Joseph Taylor took over the running of the company that now bears his name. Later Morgan Yeatman and John Fladgate joined the company which became Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman.

Frank Yeatman's management of the Quinta de Vargellas estate in the Douro helped the company grow in the early 20th century.

Now the company is one of the most famous names in the world of Port known for its late-bottled vintages, ruby, tawny, and white.

Tours

Taylor's wine lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia has audio-guided tours (available in 13 languages) and tastings. The tours last about an hour and are followed by tastings in the tastings room.

The tour includes information on the history of Port wine, the house of Taylor, and the Douro Valley. Private tours can also be arranged.

The recommended Barão Fladgate Restaurant is located within the grounds of the port cellar and serves both lunch and dinner.

Another treat is a stay in The Yeatman, a luxury, 5-star hotel owned by the company.

Taylor's 300 year old cellars
Taylor's 300-year-old cellars © Taylor's

Access - Getting There

Rua do Choupelo, nº 250
4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Tel. +351 223 772 973
taylor.pt

Hours

Daily from 11 am to 6 pm.

Porto buses 901 and 906 stop close to the cellars. Jardim do Morro or General Torres are the nearest Porto metro stations.

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