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Did you know?: Quick Overview of Portuguese Culture

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Did you know?: Quick Overview of Portuguese Culture

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 20:48

Portugal, is a country with a long history, it 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.

The culture of Portugal is the result of a complex flow of different civilizations during the past millennia.

From prehistoric cultures, to its Pre-Roman civilizations (such as the Lusitanians, the Gallaeci, the Celtici, and the Cynetes, amongst others), passing through its contacts with the Phoenician-Carthaginian world, the Roman period, the Germanic invasions and consequent settlement of the Suevi and Buri (see Suebic Kingdom of Galicia) and the Visigoth (see Visigothic Kingdom), and, finally, the Moorish Umayyad invasion of Hispania and the subsequent Reconquista, all have made an imprint on the country's culture and history.

The name of Portugal itself reveals much of the country's early history, stemming from the Roman name Portus Cale, a Latin name meaning "Port of  Cale", later transformed into Portucale, and finally into Portugal, who  emerged as a county of the Kingdom of León (see First County of  Portugal and Second County of Portugal) and became an independent  kingdom in 1139.

During the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal was a  major economic, political, and cultural power, its global empire  stretching from Brazil to the Indies

You now learned that Portugal, is a country with  a long history, it 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.

 

 

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