www.visitportugal.com

Live Chat

Art and Culture

 
Place:Belém
Photo:Belém
Photo:Belém

The land that is now Portugal has been inhabited for thousands of years and its national boundaries have been defined for eight centuries. This long history is reflected in a particular culture that is the result of the mixture of the many peoples who settled here and those that the Portuguese encountered on their journeys of Discovery.

It is found in the villages and towns, in the monuments and traditions, which bring together influences that the Portuguese have applied creatively. And the omnipresent sea has also shaped our personality and taken us beyond the continent of Europe, enabling us to learn and share with the rest of the world.

Manueline art, tiles and fado are unique expressions and genuine symbols of the Portuguese, but also a contribution to World Heritage. There are 18 such classifications by UNESCO in Portugal, including monuments, landscapes and intangible heritage.

By choosing a region, an itinerary or a specific theme, you can discover a unique heritage and different landscapes, all within a short distance, which still retain the authenticity of local customs. Moreover your tour will be complemented to perfection by the traditional cuisine and the customary hospitality in rural accommodation.


Search
Advanced search


 
Place:Exterior da Snagoga "Bet Eliahu"
Jewish Legacy
Set out on a journey of discovery through towns, cities and villages, of a heritage rich in memories evoking the Jewish presence in Portugal. Although there are some earlier references, it was (...)

Portrait Amália Rodrigues
Fado, music of the world and world heritage
A shawl, a Portuguese guitar, a voice and heartfelt emotion. This simple image could describe Fado, a recognised symbol of Portugal, and a music of the world that is genuinely Portuguese.At its heart (...)

 
Place:Batalha
Photo:IGESPAR/ Luís Pavão
In the Heart of Portugal
Come and discover the “heart of Portugal” - following routes that we’ve prepared for you. Over the centuries, this zone - the cradle of Portuguese identity – has served as a vital cultural crossroads (...)

 
Place:Viana do Castelo
Photo:Amatar Filmes
Marian Shrine Route
Venerated in various ways over time, the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, is a constant presence in Catholic religious expressions in Portugal. Visit some of the temples dedicated to her to discover the (...)

Pages

Explore Explore
See More
Map
Remember and Share
Anke Ruschhaupt
the best way to combine the fisherman´s trails with the historical path
Kat Piwecka
Kat Piwecka Photography www.katpiwecka.pl www.travelphotographer.pl
Events Events
See More
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015
The Portuguese capital has been chosen as a transatlantic stopover for the (...)
Advanced search
Planning See your selected contents and create your own Plan or Brochure
Forgotten your password?
Login using social networks
*Please wait *The password recovery instructions will be sent to your e-mail. *E-mail not sent. Try again.
Login using social networks