Portugal flag

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    * The five blue shields represents the five moor kings defeated by the first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, at the Battle of Ourique.
    * The dots inside the blue shields represent the five wounds of Christ when crucified.
    * The seven castles represents the fortified cities D. Afonso Henriques conquered from the moors.
    * The globe represents the world discovered by the Portuguese navigators in the fifteen and sixteenth centuries.
    * The green strip is meant to symbolize the hope in the future and the red the blood of the nation’s heroes.

    (taken from www.un.int/portugal/flagexplanation.htm)

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    olalalisbon, MARCHETTo, miguelcarvalho, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. tiseb 111 months ago | reply

      Obrigado ! I'm glad you like it :-)

    2. MARCHETTo 105 months ago | reply

      tiseb, have you ever heard about a PC game called Portugal 1111?
      Portugal 1111, a conquista de Soure:


    3. MARCHETTo 105 months ago | reply

      hahaha. Só agora me dei conta de que estava a falar em inglês contigo.

      Aquele é um jogo interessante que aborda o tema da conquista do território português aos mouros

    4. Fernanda_Ferreira 94 months ago | reply

      Postais Ilustrados de Portugal (só fotos convidadas!/Only invited photos!!) Este belo postal merece ser enviado para os
      This beautiful postcard deserves to be sent to the

      Postais Ilustrados de Portugal (só fotos convidadas!/only invited photos!)

      NOVA REGRA: comente pelo menos uma foto do pool com o selo e insira o local e o país nos tags
      NEW RULE: comment at least one photo of the pool with the stamp and tag your photo with the place and country.

    5. Fr Antunes 91 months ago | reply

      Esta foto foi convidada para o grupo ILUSTRAR PORTUGAL


      Ilustrar Portugal

      Found in a search. (?)

    6. candeiasleal 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Portugal - Bandeiras, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    7. yophope 85 months ago | reply

      Thanks to creative license your image has peen posted on the overview page of portugal.cagora.com
      Great shot of the flag!

    8. kodaksights 47 months ago | reply

      Good photo
      Boa foto
      Bună fotografie
      Hình ảnh tốt
      Gutes Foto
      Bella foto
      Хорошие фото

    9. TruthOnPot.com 35 months ago | reply

      Awesome picture! We've used it for this article: www.truthonpot.com/article.aspx?Id=40 Let us know what you think

    10. 229206 27 months ago | reply

      Great photo!

      I've used it here: www.travelspud.com/a-guide-to-portugal/ - I hope that's ok.



    11. tiseb 27 months ago | reply

      Thank you! I'm always pleased when my photos are being reused :-)

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