I thought it was only fitting to feature Portugal as this week’s fun facts.
-Port wine (in Portuguese it is known as vinho de porto) is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is generally a sweet, red wine and is often served during dessert.
-The azulejo is a form of Portuguese painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile-work. In Portugal azulejos are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, public transportation stations and other buildings. Many azulejos chronicle major historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese history.
-Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of the European continent. The 16th century Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes described Cabo da Roca as the place “where the land ends and the sea begins.”