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Casa da Música
Place: Porto
Photo: Porto
Casa da Música

Casa da Música
Place: Porto
Photo: Porto
Casa da Música
Fado
Place: Coimbra
Photo: Coimbra
Fado
Sé Catedral
Place: Lisboa
Photo: Lisboa
Sé Catedral
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Museu dos Coches
Place: Lisboa
Photo: Rui Cunha
Portugal's Top 10 Cultural Features

There is a strong bond between Portuguese culture and the country's geographical location and history. Portugal is Europe's oldest nation and its Atlantic coastline provided the springboard for the Discoveries.


Douro
Place: Douro
Photo: Filipe Rebelo
World Heritage in Portugal

In Portugal, culture and heritage have unique characteristics stemming from historical events and the outlook of a people who, as they learned from the rest of the world, adapted this new knowledge to their way of living and their land.


Cante Alentejano
Photo: Turismo do Alentejo
O Cante Alentejano (The Alentejo Singing)

A genuine and unique musical expression in the world is Portugal's cultural heritage: Cante Alentejano, which was recognised as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2014.Sung in chorus and without the use of music


Bordalo II
Place: Covilhã
Photo: Wool / Bordalo II
Street Art in Portugal

Fleeting, irreverent and unexpected. Street art surprises visitors to Portugal. We are often surprised by drawings on the streets, on billboards, on façades and large walls.


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