• Bem-vindo is a common greeting in Portuguese. We present to you some interesting information about Portugal.

    In case you are from Portugal and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    Portuguese is a Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe.

    Apart from Portugal, Portuguese is the sole official language of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Brazil. It also has the status of co-official language in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau.

    Here are some awesome facts about the Portuguese language and Portugal,

    Portuguese from Portugal and Portuguese from Brazil are considerably more distant. The main difference comes in the use of the second-person pronoun.

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    Booklovers will be delighted to visit Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, as it has the oldest bookstore in the world. Other than having a great collection of books, it has a spectacular exterior façade displaying mosaic tiles, which is worth admiring.

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    And if you are a fan of adventure sports, this country has something for you too. For example, you can do Hiking at the Gerês Mountain Range; **Kayaking at the Lisbon Coast; at Alcoutim, you can experience Cross-Border Zipline. Moreover, Portugal is one of the world’s top surf spots.

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    You can also experience the beauty of Portugal without having adrenaline rush. You can visit places like Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, one of the finest examples of Manueline architecture; Oceanário de Lisboa, one of Europe's best and largest oceanariums; Torre de Belém, one of the best-loved historic monuments of the country and a Lisbon icon; Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Torre de Clérigos, Castelo de São Jorge, Mosteiro Pálacio Nacional de Mafra, Côa Valley Archaeological Park, Convento do Cristo, Bom Jesus do Monte.

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    Portuguese cuisine is heavily focused on seafood. Some of the authentic delicacies that you should try: Sardinhas Assadas, a platter of freshly grilled sardines; Cozido à Portuguesa, a traditional stew; Cataplana De Marisco, Arroz De Tamboril, Açorda, Sopa De Cação, Feijoada, Caldo Verde, Porco Preto, Sopa Da Pedra, Peixinhos Da Horta, Alheira De Mirandela, Caldeirada De Enguias, Francesinha, Bacalhau, Polvo à Lagareiro, Posta Mirandesa, Pastéis De Nata, egg tart pastry; Ginjinha, a sour cherry liqueur.

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    The polite and conservative people of Portugal celebrate a lot of festivals throughout the year. Some of the joyous festivals are Carnaval, NOS Primavera Sound, Iberian Mask Festival, Lisboa Dance Festival, National Agricultural Fair, Cascais Festival, Madeira Carnival.

    Hope you like it, if you know any other fascinating facts about Portugal, let us all know!

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