Exploring Portuguese Culture
Situated between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is famous for its abundance of seafood and beautiful beaches. From ancient cathedrals and castles, rugged mountains, gorgeous beaches, serene forests, and picturesque farmlands, Portugal is an idyllic country. Portugal is also home to open air markets selling fresh produce, folk festivals, and concerts of traditional fado music. The Portuguese have an open-minded society but place a greater importance on religious values than those in other western European nations. In Portuguese culture, people and relationships are considered more important than time, so punctuality is not as emphasized.