Bárbara of Bragança had the idea of founding a huge art museum, which would become the Prado Museum. Leonor of Portugal was so brave that, one day, she led the defense of the Neustadt Castle against rebellious barons. Isabel of Portugal was considered the most beautiful woman of her time. And it was Catarina of Bragança who made the British aristocracy acquire the habit of drinking tea in the middle of the afternoon. The book Princesses of Portugal, Queens of Europe, written by Luís Almeida Martins, illustrated by Marta Monteiro and designed by Pato Lógico, tells the story of four Portuguese princesses who played important roles through their marriages with foreign monarchs.
This book is part of a collection dedicated to commemorative coins, published by The Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office, which aims to make the younger readers familiar with numismatics, through books on history, geography, science and nature.