7 Best Portuguese Magazines from Brazil and Portugal

Print, online or on a tablet—everyone loves a good magazine.

This type of media continues to be very popular and widely accessible for news junkies, current affairs fiends and all kinds of lifestyle enthusiasts.

And for Portuguese learners, that can only mean one thing—more reading practice!

Getting your hands on a magazine from Brazil or Portugal is very much as easy as clicking your mouse, so there’s no excuse not to make use of this compelling medium.

So get ready to flick through some great Brazilian and European Portuguese magazines!


Best Magazines for Brazilian Portuguese Learners

Instead of bombarding you with publications, we’re going to give you a few options across various genres to play with. If you’re currently learning the Brazilian variety of the language, try to get the ball rolling with these:

1. Superinteressante


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Dedicated to all things interesting (hence the name) this magazine has a collection of features, listicles, newsy items and general knowledge pieces.

It covers many topics, including science, technology, culture, politics, society and health.

2. Saúde



Another magazine staying true to its name, Saúde focuses on health, well-being and medicine. Along with articles, you’ll also find videos, quizzes and regular op-eds.

And it’s not limited to human health either—there’s actually an entire section dedicated to taking care of pets too.

3. Isto É


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For a well-rounded view of Brazilian society at large, you can’t go wrong with Isto É magazine.

The weekly publication focuses on independent journalism, covering a wide scope of issues spanning across politics, culture, education, technology, the environment and the economy.

4. Elle Brasil



Brazil is globally renowned for its fashion and beauty industry, so it wouldn’t be fair not to include at least one magazine of this kind.

Elle’s Brazilian edition is filled with news items from the country and abroad, along with your standard lifestyle and beauty features.

Best Magazines for European Portuguese Learners

Once again, we’re bringing you a selected few from various genres.

5. Visão



With a name that literally translates to “vision,” Visão provides a large scope of pieces for its readers. From global affairs to local politics and literature, there’s something about every single facet of society in this publication.

Some of their regular series include the Ler Faz Bem (“reading is good for you”) articles and the Nós Lá Fora (“Us Outside”—all about expat living) features.

6. O Jogo



Sports fanatics learning European Portuguese will love this magazine. Their primary focus is on soccer, but there’s some coverage of motorsports as well.

The occasional sports celebrity news seems to sneak up every once in a while, but their loyalty to football is what stands out from the outset.

7. Vogue Portugal



We’ve given you the Brazilian Elle, now we’re bringing you the Portuguese Vogue.

Once again, you’ll find all your fashion magazine essentials, in European Portuguese: the latest industry news, style guides, lifestyle blogs, and up-and-coming trends.

You might bump into the occasional English word on occasion—it’s kinda the “cool” thing to do in publications of the sort.

How Magazines Will Enhance Your Learning 

What’s the point of memorizing all that Portuguese vocabulary if you’re not going to use it? Reading will help you make the right associations between the words that you’ve learned and how they’re used in an everyday setting.

The great thing about magazines is that their content is very scannable. Articles range from short snippets to long features—ideal for taking in the text in smaller, more manageable doses as needed.

What’s more, magazines can help Portuguese learners ease into other media, like newspapers and books. Before you know it, reading in this beautiful but sometimes complicated language will simply become part of your everyday routine.

To get started, pick a genre of interest and select a few magazines to read based on that. Depending on your current level, we recommend starting with lighter subject matter, like lifestyle or general interests, and then moving into more serious topics after you’ve built your reading skills.

Keep a dictionary nearby or download a dictionary app in case you need to look up any words. If possible, get in the habit of reading once a day: You might pick up a magazine while you’re commuting on the train, or you could try to do a bit of reading in your down time, whether that’s lunch time, before going to bed or whenever else feels convenient.

To really get some practice going, we would recommend reading some passages out loud. It will help you retain those words a little bit better and you’ll also be fitting some Portuguese pronunciation practice in.


So, get reading! These Portuguese magazines are bound to help you learn the language much quicker than you realize.

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