Portugal is a country in the southwest of Europe, situated on the Iberian Peninsula. The archipelagos the Azores and Madeira in the Atlantic also belong to the country. The capital of Portugal is Lisbon and the country has a total of 11 million inhabitants.

The history of Portugal is characterized by voyages of discovery, colonies and fishing. Because of the influence that the various civilizations had that were introduced during the active role that Portugal played during the voyages of discovery, the country has developed a specific culture. The country has 15 entries on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Portugal has a rich history in terms of painting. The first known painters dates from the 15th century, with Nuno Gonçalves, who was part of the Gothic period. The 20th century brought modernism with the most prominent Portuguese painters, including Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso. The country also has a rich tradition in music. The best-known genre in the country is fado, melancholic music usually associated with guitar.

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Portugal is a country in the southwest of Europe, situated on the Iberian Peninsula. The archipelagos the Azores and Madeira in the Atlantic also belong to the country. The capital of Portugal is Lisbon and the country has a total of 11 million inhabitants.

The history of Portugal is characterized by voyages of discovery, colonies and fishing. Because of the influence that the various civilizations had that were introduced during the active role that Portugal played during the voyages of discovery, the country has developed a specific culture. The country has 15 entries on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Portugal has a rich history in terms of painting. The first known painters dates from the 15th century, with Nuno Gonçalves, who was part of the Gothic period. The 20th century brought modernism with the most prominent Portuguese painters, including Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso. The country also has a rich tradition in music. The best-known genre in the country is fado, melancholic music usually associated with guitar.

There are 62 museums in Portugal.

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