Portuguese and Spanish - Culture Overview

Photo: Portuguese Language and CultureWhen you learn to speak Spanish or Portuguese, an informed cultural background will make your Portuguese or Spanish language skills more effective and meaningful.

The articles posted on this site focus on compelling aspects of Portuguese culture, Azorean culture, in particular, and Spanish culture. Read about foods, celebrations, festivities, wildlife, and other subjects that honor the history and inheritance of Spanish or Portuguese culture.

Learning about the culture of a place puts the language into perspective; you really can't separate the two. Make your Spanish and Portuguese language lessons more relevant  by checking back for new postings that often include pictures and sounds for your enjoyment.



Portuguese - Azorean Culture

Articles in English


Natural methods of transportation

Maria's favorite Portuguese recipes

The Azores and the Azorean Culture: Where Past and Present Converge


Articles in Portuguese

A Açorianidade nos Presépios

Azorean Culture - Carnaval in the Azores

Spanish Culture

Riddle contest




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