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World Heritage Portugal

Olá Portuguese Language Lovers,

Portugal is one of the smallest countries in the world, but perhaps the richest per square meter, in a historical and cultural perspective. And it is surprising that Portugal stands unknown for many people, but at the same this unawareness keeps alive all the old Portuguese traditions and customs.

We can't make a general description about Portugal in a book, or in a encyclopedia, not even in a long paper search of an entire life dedication. Portugal has welcomed several historical nations, folks, culture and architectural style movements, maybe that's why the Portuguese are probably the friendliest people at least in Europe. We have seen and lived together with other human beings originally from other countries. This melting pot is illustrated in buildings, monuments, in Portuguese culture and of course the language. Learn Portuguese in Portugal is not only a professional or leisure goal, but also (and the most important) a way to discover thousands of ancient historic and culture facts. It's pure magic!!!

A drop of this big history and beauty is on the following video, where you can see some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal. 

Do you want to open the door of the infinite world of Portugal? If so, come to learn portuguese in Lisbon with us!

Here are some curious facts abour Portugal (you can watch them in our website by clicking here)

About Portugal and the Portuguese. Did you know...?

  • 1 - Portugal is the oldest country in Europe.
  • 2 - Portugal was the first colonial power to abolish slavery.
  • 3 - Lisbon was practically destroyed on 1st November 1755 when a massive earthquake tipping the Richter scale at 8.9 took the lives of thousands people and could be felt as far away as Scotland and Norway.
  • 4 - Portugal is the largest cork producer in the world.
  • 5 - Since its beginnings, Portugal has always been a wine country. It exports the fifth highest quantity worldwide, including White, Red, Rose, Sparkling, Port, Madeira and Moscatel. There are over 170 wineries organized into 14 regions.
  • 6 - Portugal has the longest bridge in Europe (named The Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, with a length of 17,345 metres).
  • 7 - Portugal is one of the world’s top surfing spots.
  • 8 - Portuguese Fado was classified as world cultural heritage by UNESCO.
  • 9 - The Portuguese eat more seafood per capita than any other country.
  • 10 - The climate of Portugal is acknowledged to be the hottest in Europe (nearly 3,000 sunny hours per year).