UMM (Portuguese: União Metalo-Mecânica, pronounced [uniˈɐ̃w̃ mɨˈtalu mɨˈkɐnikɐ]) is a Portuguese metal works factory and ex-automobile manufacturer based in Lisbon, Portugal. It was founded in 1977 with the purpose of manufacturing four-wheel drive vehicles for agricultural, industrial and utility applications.

SIC (acronym of full name Sociedade Independente de Comunicação) (“Independent Communication Society”) is a Portuguese television network and media company, which runs several television channels. Their flagship channel is the eponymous SIC, the third terrestrial television station in Portugal, launched on 6 October 1992. SIC is owned by Impresa, a Portuguese media conglomerate. It is one of the two private free-to-air channels in Portugal, among the seven terrestrial free-to-air channels […]

Media Capital SGPS, SA, is a Portuguese media corporation founded in 1988 (originally named SOCI – Sociedade de Comunicação Independente, founded by Luís Nobre Guedes), based in Oeiras, Lisbon. Media Capital is a major media group in Portugal, and is one of the biggest media corporations in Europe. Media Capital distributes 20th Century Fox and […]

Hovione’s facilities at Lumiar Campus include two buildings: Building R, with three floors, which houses corporate services, namely the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing & Communication, Regulatory Affairs, among others. Building S, also with three floors, where the new Hovione Research and Development Center is located, with a total area of 7,600 m2, […]

Skookum Films is a creative video agency founded by a group of artists from Denmark, Portugal and the United States. Our films have been shown in more than 200 festivals from all over the world, our videos have been seen by well over 5 million viewers online and projects for brands such as Google, William Hill or Pandora […]

If you’re stuck for somewhere to go on a rainy day this leisure and shopping centre is just south of the centre of the city. It goes back to 1996, but got an expensive overhaul ten years ago. There are more than 160 shops in a clean, airy building. But if you’re here with family […]

The largest green space in the city is a soothing oak and chestnut forest where the people of Viseu go to recharge their batteries and get active. The park has an interesting history as it was part of a huge estate belonging to the bishops of the city. They built a palace here in the […]

The other striking landmark on the Adro da Sé is this church opposite the cathedral and constructed in the 18th century. It combines Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical design, and if it weren’t for the cross you could almost mistake this building for a palace; the facade grabs you with its pilasters, pediments, shell motifs and […]

Named for one of the most important painters of the Portuguese Renaissance (Grão Vasco), this absorbing museum has painting, sculpture and applied arts from the 1200s to the 1900s. The venue is also exciting, in that seminary by the cathedral. The obligatory works here are the 16th-century painting composed in the 16th century by the […]

This wonderful building was started in the 12th century, during the reign of Portugal’s first king, Afonso Henriques. Seen from the square in front there’s a 17th-century Baroque facade flanked by two towers; the south is medieval, while the north, like the facade, needed to be rebuilt in the 1600s after a storm. That fusion […]

On the northwest limits of the city is a protected mountainous region of granite and schist peaks encompassing more than 70 square kilometres. The highest summits are more than 1,000 metres and the higher ground is enveloped in fresh deciduous forest with oaks, hazel and chestnut trees. If you’re up for some hiking you’re in […]

Nicolau Nasoni, the man who had a lasting impact on Portuguese Baroque architecture, helped design this noble estate in Vila Real. The palace is agreed as one of the finest Baroque civil buildings, constructed in extravagant style for the 3rd Morgado of Mateus in the first half of the 18th century. The property is still […]