800 YEARS OF THE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE The 280 million Portuguese speakers around the world celebrate 800 years of their language today. The first official document in Portuguese was written on June 1214 for King Afonso II.
Jar Panel of TIles Azulejos de Azeitão uses the European traditional methods of tile making and reproduces antique design from European countries like France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and other , but also Islamic and Chinese.
Fado, a mournful song and the Portuguese most traditional music genre, was added Sunday to UNESCO’s list of World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. According to UNESCO, intangible heritage includes traditions and skills passed on within cultures.