I have been wondering about Portugal culture since 2005 and I have some search now to be aware of what will happen if I go there for this summer. Now, I have a lot of about Portugal culture.
First of all, Portuguese cuisine is diverse with different regions having their own traditional dishes. There are more than enough bacalhau dishes for each day of the year. Two other popular fish recipes are grilled sardines and caldeirada. Typical Portuguese meat recipes, that may take beef, pork, lamb, or chicken, include cozido à portuguesa, feijoada, frango de churrasco, and carne de porco à alentejana. Portuguese wines have deserved international recognition since the times of the Roman Empire, which associated Portugal with their god Bacchus. Today the country is known by wine lovers and its wines have won several international prizes. Some of the best Portuguese wines are: Vinho Verde, Vinho Alvarinho, Vinho do Douro, Vinho do Alentejo, Vinho do Dão, Vinho da Bairrada and the sweet: Port Wine, Madeira Wine and the Moscatel from Setúbal and Favaios. Port Wine is well known around the world and the most widely known wine type in the world. The Douro wine region is the oldest in the world. Some rankings about drink;
Beer consumption - 22nd highest, at 59.6 litres per capital
Wine production - 11th highest, at 576,500 tonnes
The culture of Portugal is rooted in the Latin culture of Ancient Rome, with Celtiberian. Portugal, as a country with a long history, is home to several ancient architectural structures, as well as typical art, furniture and literary collections mirroring and chronicling the events that shaped the country and its peoples. It has a large number of cultural landmarks ranging from museums to ancient church buildings to medieval castles, which testify its rich national cultural heritage. Portugal was once one of the largest and most powerful cultural, political and economic powers in the world. Starting with the Age of Discovery in the 15th century, since the 16th century to the end of the Estado Novo regime in 1974 Portugal's dominions were transcontinental. Since then Portugal has redefined its role in the world as a member state of the European Union.
The Portuguese language was developed gradually from the Vulgar language (i.e. Vulgar Latin) spoken in the countries which formed part of the Roman Empire
Portuguese musical traditions are diverse and dynamic, they reflect multifarious historical, cultural, and political processes with influences from non-European cultures from both North and sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil.