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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.


Cante Alentejano
Photo: Turismo do Alentejo
The "Cante Alentejano" (Alentejo Song)

Portugal has, in its cultural heritage, a very genuine musical expression, unique in the world, the "Cante Alentejano" (Alentejo Song), now recognised as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.Sung in choir and without


Schist house
Photo: Turismo Centro de Portugal
Schist villages

Hidden between mountain slopes of leafy vegetation, the schist villages are one of our best kept secrets, but one that their pleasant, friendly inhabitants enjoy helping to reveal. In this magical world, where time passes more slo


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

Fleeting, irreverent and unexpected. Stret 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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