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Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Footballization of a Society - The Importance of a Game

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Friday, October 14, 2011, In : sport and entertainment 

Football is omnipresent in Portugal, you might even speak of "footballization" of the Portuguese society. This also goes for São Marcos da Serra. Here the football-a-holics are divided between the clubs of Benfica and Sporting (or should I say Sporting and Benfica?). Anyway, the third important national club, Porto, is out of the picture here.

A little bit of history 
Football was brought to Portugal in the late 19th century by Portuguese students who ret...
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New Village Café

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Thursday, October 6, 2011, In : news and information 

There is a new place to be in São Marcos da Serra and it is called Snack-bar Arco-Iris, arco-iris meaning rainbow.
The new owner Jorge Gonçalves Pereira is running the place and he is doing very well.

Here you can enjoy a good coffee, a nice cool beer or even a great caipirinha  either inside or ouside on the shady terrace. Snacks such as tosta, cakes, meats or bifanas are also available.

Café Arco-Iris is located in the Rua de Fabrica, next to the Drogeria N...
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