Portugal is the most western country of Europe The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose Latin name was Portus Cale.
Portugal has developed a specific culture while being influenced by various civilizations. In the 1990s and 2000s, Portugal modernized its cultural facilities. As well as they built new cultural facilities like libraries and concert halls.
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Portuguese literature developed through text, song and Western literatures Until 1350, the Portuguese-Galician troubadours spread their literary influence
Gil Vicente was one of Particularly popular is the founders of José Saramago, winner of Portuguese and Spanish the 1998 Nobel Prize for dramatic traditions. literature. Gil Vicente Jose Saramago Jose Saramago is the most popular portuguese author in the world
Portuguese cuisine is diverse. The Portuguese eat a lot of dry Cod There are enough Bacalhau’s type of cooking for each day Bacalhau of the year. (That means, 365 types of cooking) Dry cod
Two other popular fish meal are Grilled Sardines (in Turkish, Sardalye Izgarası) and Caldeirada Caldeirada The Portuguese consume a lot of fish dishes and products. Grilled Sardines
Cakes and pastries are common all over the country
Portugal has its own fast-food style meal. It is Francesinha from Porto
Portuguese wines have sent out of the country since the times of the Roman Empire Their wines have won several international prizes
The most renowned music styles are fado, melancholy urban music In addition to fado and folk, the Portuguese listen to pop and other types of modern music.
Portugal has several summer music festivals, such as,- Festival Sudoeste- Festival de Paredes de Coura- Festival Vilar de Mouros, Optimus Alive!- Super Bock Super Rock
There are several football competitions ranging Eusébio is still a major symbol of Portuguese football history FIFA World Player of the Year winners Luís Figo and Eusébio Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal is 8th of FIFA World Ranking
Other common types of sports are basketball, futsal, handball, and volleyball. In swimming sports, Portugal has two major sports: Swimming and Water Polo.