Portuguese National Anthem Lyrics

“A Portuguesa” is the national anthem of Portugal and the Portuguese national anthem lyrics were written by Henrique Lopes de Mendonça and the music to the Portuguese national anthem was composed by Alfredo Keil.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Portugal

“A Portuguesa” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Portugal in the year of 1911.


Portuguese National Anthem Lyrics in Portuguese

1. Heróis do mar, nobre povo,
Naçao valente, imortal,
Levantai hoje de novo
Os esplendor de Portugal
Entre as brumas da memória.
Ó Pátria sente-se a voz
Dos teus egrégios avós
Que há-de guiar-te à vitória.

Chorus:
Às armas! Às armas!
Sobre a terra, sobre o mar!
Às armas! Às armas!
Pela Pátria lutar!
Contra os canhões marchar, marchar!

2. Desfralda a invicta bandeira
À luz viva do teu céu
Brade a Europa à terra inteira
Portugal não pereceu!
Beija o solo teu jucundo
O oceano a rujir d’amor;
E o teu braço vencedor
Deu mundos novos ao mundo!

Chorus

3. Saudai o sol que desponta
Sobre um ridente porvir;
Seja o eco d’uma afronta
O sinal de ressurgir.
Raios d’essa aurora forte
São como beijos de mãe
Que nos guardam, nos sustêm,
Contra as injúrias da sorte

Chorus

Portuguese National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Heroes of the sea, noble race,
Valiant and immortal nation,
Now is the hour to raise up on high once more
Portugal’s splendour.
From out of the mists of memory,
Oh Homeland, we hear the voices
Of your great forefathers
That shall lead you on to victory!

Chorus:
To arms, to arms
On land and sea!
To arms, to arms
To fight for our Homeland!
To march against the enemy guns!

2. Unfurl the unconquerable flag
In the bright light of your sky!
Cry out all Europe and the whole world
That Portugal has not perished.
Your happy land is kissed
By the Ocean that murmurs with love.
And your conquering arm
Has given new worlds to the world!

Chorus

3. Salute the Sun that rises
On a smiling future:
Let the echo of an insult be
The signal for our revival.
The rays of that powerful dawn
Are like a mother’s kisses
That protect us and support us
Against the insults of fate.

Chorus

Portuguese National Anthem Lyrics

When is Portuguese National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Portugal is normally played or performed throughout national holidays, particularly on the independence day events in Portugal. It is also carried out during cultural and other celebrations in Portugal, typically marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of Portugal is also often carried out in global sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Portuguese National Anthem in Portugal?

The national anthem of Portugal, like other nationwide signs of Portugal, embodies the custom, past history, and faiths of Portugal and its citizens. For this reason, it helps evoke feelings of patriotism amongst the Portuguese people and reminds them of their Portugal’s splendor, beauty, and rich heritage.

It also helps unite the people of Portugal by one single track or music. Throughout the performance of the Portuguese national anthem, residents of Portugal, despite their ethnic differences, rise in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with fantastic enthusiasm.

Sports males and females from Portugal also feel a fantastic minute of delight when they receive a medal at a global sporting event while Portugal’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Portugal in schools are taught to respect their country and establish a sense of unity among themselves.