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Exploring Portugal’s Culture Without Leaving Home

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Portuguese culture online is our theme this month. With the current suspension on flights between the USA and Portugal, we ask the question ‘if you can’t VisitPortugal right now, why not ReadPortugal until you can?’ The program enables would-be travelers to look for inspiration in writing, to later discover – or rediscover – the places and literary landscapes chosen by Portuguese writers and poets. The website helps you find writers online, or books that are available within the USA.

The promotional video released, conveys the words of authors Fernando Pessoa, Luís de Camões, Florbela Espanca, Eça de Queiroz, Sofia de Mello Breyner and José Saramago – with an impressive backdrop of images. ReadPortugal will include additional writers and poets, throughout the year, who were inspired by Portugal to create their works. And now inspire us to travel to Portugal from our homes.

To see some more of Portugal’s natural beauty, take a look at the Can’t Skip Hope video, or even just a Lisbon tram ride from your sofa!

VisitPortugal has a diverse array of virtual cultural experiences for people to enjoy. Some highlights follow below:

Portugal Virtual Events

Art and Heritage Online

Museu Nacional Grao Vasc

Music at Gulbenkian

D. Maria II at Home

Fundacao Serralves Virtual Exhibition

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Virtual Tour

Berardo Museum New Works – Julian Opie

Museu Calouste Gulvenkian Virtual Exhibition

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