As part of the commemorations of the 650th anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance, the Vizela City Council and the Portugal-UK 650 Coordinating Committee will present the Postcard from the Republic issued by CTT commemorating the 650th anniversary of the Treaty of Tagilde, on the 9th of June, at 11:00 am, at the Municipality’s headquarters building.
In addition to the presence of the Mayor of Vizela, Victor Hugo Salgado, and the President of Portugal-UK 650, Maria João Rodrigues de Araújo, the ceremony will be attended by the British Ambassador to Portugal, Chris Sainty and the Director of CTT Philately, Raul Moreira.
It should be noted that the 10th of July 2022 marks the 650th anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance, based on peace and perpetual friendship between the two countries, which began with the Treaty of Tagilde on the 10th of July 1372 and was consolidated with the signing of the Treaty of London, 16 June 1373.
The Vizela City Council considers this another initiative to enhance the enormous historical and cultural heritage that the Municipality has in its territory, fundamental for the transmission of Vizela’s memory and identity, thus constituting a resource that must be disseminated, valuing and projecting a common heritage that urgently needs to be transmitted.
The celebrations of the Tagilde Treaty will also contribute to the consolidation of the image and identity of the Municipality of Vizela as a privileged tourist destination, in terms of historical and cultural tourism.

About Portugal-UK 650
Portugal-UK 650 is the initiative responsible for commemorating the 650th anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance in Portugal and the United Kingdom. It intends to celebrate and make known the common history, write new chapters of friendship, cooperation and commerce, develop scientific research on the Luso-British Alliance, and promote the values ​​of the founding Treaty of the Alliance in the current world – peace, friendship, truth, fidelity. , constancy, solidarity, sincerity and kindness – “…there shall henceforth be a true, faithful, constant, mutual and perpetual peace and friendship, union and alliance and league of sincere affection” (Article I, Treaty of the Covenant, London 16 June 1373) – appealing to everyone’s responsibility and commitment.
In the long term, Portugal-UK 650 hopes to contribute to a safer and more fraternal society, with greater knowledge of its historical-cultural heritage, more international solidarity and a strengthened dialogue, cooperation and friendship between the citizens of both countries.
The program to commemorate the 650th anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance can be consulted at
In addition to the celebration of the most important dates – the 650th anniversary of the Treaty of Tagilde (10 July 2022) and the Treaty of London (16 June 2023) – it encompasses other initiatives, until 2023, in partnership with more than 100 Portuguese and British institutions, in the scope of research, education, culture, commerce, cooperation and social.

JUNE 3, 2022