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Portugal, o meu país

  2. 2. Symbols of the Portuguese Republic NATIONAL FLAG • Green is the color of nature and symbolizes freedom. • Red is the color of blood and represents the life.• The armillary sphere symbolizes the world that the Portuguese navigators discovered. • The seven castles symbolize the independence of Portugal. • The shield with the five corners of the castle represents the birth of the nation.
  3. 3. Portugal and Islands Madeira and Azores Portugal is divided in two major divisions: Continental Portugal and the Azores andMadeira. Continental Portugal is divided into 11 large regions (or provinces). Each ofthese regions is organized, in turn, by Districts. These are organized by Municipalities.And the councils are organized by parishes. Capital: Lisbon Official language –Portuguese Currency: Euro Population: 10 million inhabitants. Religion: Catholic 85% 15% Other religions Economy: Agriculture - 3% Industry - 25.6% Trade and Services - 71.5% Açores Lisbon Madeira
  4. 4. Symbols of Portugal Traditional Houses - Santana House – “Casa de Santana”:The example of a typical Portuguese house is the home of Madeira - CASA DESANTANA.The archipelago, located in themiddle of the Atlantic Ocean hassuffered since the beginning of itssettlement (XV century) culturaland architectural influences fromvarious regions of the globe thathave adapted to the needs ofearly settlers, the local geographyand climate, determined over theyears, different styles of houses.
  5. 5. - Aveiro Traditional Houses –“Casas Tradicionais de Aveiro” The traditionalhouses of Costa Nova(Aveiro), the buildingsare typical of this regiontoday, they represent atrue picture postcard andcolorful for any visitor tothis area. Traditionalwooden houses arePortuguese, whichbegan to appear in 1808. The buildings enabled the rising waters of the Ria, flooding the groundwithout affecting the housing, also allowing the wind to pass underneath thehouses.
  6. 6. Alentejo Traditional Houses – “Casas tradicionais Alentejanas”The Alentejo traditional housesare a real traditional heritage.They have single-storey housewith a single door, only one ortwo windows, they have uniquecharacteristics that give a rarebeauty and distinguish them fromother houses.The facades are painted in white and bright colors around the windows anddoors.
  7. 7. Portuguese Traditional Costumes
  8. 8. Portuguese Cuisine - Sheep Cheese: Since we are in the heart ofSerra da Estrela, we could not stoptalking about the so famous Serracheese. The Serra da Estrela cheese isone of the most famous cheese, not onlyin Portugal but between loversworldwide.It is produced from sheeps milk in Serrada Estrela Bordaleira race and / or Churra Mondegueira.- Rice Pudding /Sweet Rice: Another Portuguese delicacy and highly appreciated in the area of theBorders is the rice pudding. His recipe is as follows: Ingredients:• 1 liter of fat milk• 300 g sugar• 250 g rice• a pinch of salt• 10 egg yolks• 100g unsalted butter• 1 cinnamon stick• 1 vanilla bean• 1 lemon peel• cinnamon
  9. 9. - Roasted Lamb:Fish Code(Bacalhau)We have 1000ways to cookingcode fish
  10. 10. Other Portuguese symbols- The Rooster of Barcelos – “Galo de Barcelos”:GALO de BARCELOS(rooster) is the officialPortuguese Good Luckcharm originated from atown called Barcelos.The charming Rooster iscrafted by artisans in allsizes, made of ceramic andiron cast metal, always"handpainted" with varioustraditional designs,including the symbol oflove...Heart. The Rooster from Barcelos has become a national symbol. It symbolises "The winning of justice when you fight for it".
  11. 11. Portuguese Sidewalks –“Calçada Portuguesa”The art of the " PortugueseSidewalk " is an art genuinelyPortuguese, with traditions at XIXcentury, when the export of this artbegan in the 50 years of the 20century for foreign countriesseduced by his beauty. A greatdeal of the first Portuguesesidewalks actions in thesecountries, were including work from the main Portuguese paviors This is one of the many diferents sidewalks we have in Portugal. There are others with images of flowers,animals and abstract draws. The call "Portuguese rock", as we know it, in whitecalcita and black basalt, was used for the first time in Lisbon in the year of 1842 for prisioners
  12. 12. PortugueseTiles – “Azulejos Portugueses” :Tiles (called azulejos) are everywhere inPortugal. They decorate everything from walls ofchurches and monasteries, to palaces, ordinaryhouses, park seats, fountains, shops, andrailway stations. They often portray scenes fromthe history of the country, show its mostravishing sights, or simply serve as street signs,nameplates, or house numbers.The term azulejo comesfrom the Arabic word az-zulayj, meaning "polishedstone." The Moors broughtthis term to the IberianPeninsula, but despite theirlong presence, theirinfluence in earlyPortuguese azulejos wasactually introduced fromSpain in the 15th century,well after the Christian reconquest..
  13. 13. - Portuguese Filigree – Filigrana Portuguesa Filigree, (Filigrana) delicate, lacelike ornamental openwork composed of intertwined wire threads of gold or silver, widely used since antiquity for jewelry. The art consists of curling, twisting, or plaiting fine, pliable metal threads and soldering them at their points of contact with each other and, if there is one, with the metal groundwork:l
  14. 14. - Port Wine – “Vinho do Porto”: “Port wine” is a fortified wine from the remote vineyards in Portugals Douro Valley. Here, in the Douro Valley, time has almost stood still. You will not find the latest wine making techniques and fancy equipment. Instead, you will find a wine industry much the way it was over a hundred years ago. Yet, in spite of it, orbecause of it, vintage Port is one of the worlds greatest wines.No one knows exactly when port, as weknow it, was created.The first wine from Oporto was reallyjust red table wine. A story is told of awine merchant in Liverpool, who in 1678sent his sons to Portugal to find a winesource. In the Douro Valley they came upon a monastery in Lamego. The abbot was adding brandy to the wine during rather than after fermentation thereby producing a port-type wine. In any event, sometime during the end of the1600s or beginning of the 1700s, someone came up with the idea of stoppingthe fermentation with brandy whilethe wine was still sweet, fruity, andstrong.
  15. 15. The Manteigas School teachers and students,wish all the paticipants“Comenius Project “a good work. Hugs from Portugal. Teachers: - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ Students: - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________ - __________________________________________________
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