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Culture of Portugal

The embroidered goods and baskets from the Azores, the handicrafted pottery and ceramics and the exquisite Portuguese silver and gold filigree work are only some of the surviving arts of this land that continue to lure tourists into the country. The lively folk music of Portugal, such as the charming fado, is still alive in the heart of the rural areas.

Portuguese culture today has a distinction of its own, yet it retains many influences of the country’s Spanish and Moorish history. Centres and museums of art, architecture and ethnographic cultivations are widespread through the larger and smaller towns of the country. Museums in places such as Evora, Coimbra and Lisbon – the cultural heart of the nation – are famous for their eclectic collections. Even today, Portugal is home to monuments and relics dating back to prehistoric times. The 14th century sculpture of Portugal is among the finest art the country has to offer. As mentioned before, the Portuguese were and continue to be a very musical people, and their songs such as the fado continue to entrance the foreign listener.


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