Portuguese: Culture - General
Crosscultural Pages - Maria-Brazil Web site - Various articles on body language, doing business in Brazil, food and eating habits, etc.
A Spanish Christmas - BBC – Languages: presents, food and drinks, customs, Spanish carol.
Rio Carnaval - Links to various Web sites/pages focussing on the Rio de Janeiro carnaval
A Língua Portuguesa: This website presents, in a clear and accessible form, the history and development of the Portuguese language.
SAPO is a Portuguese web site that includes section on culture, articles, calendar of events, and a directory of museums in Portugal.
Biblioteca virtual do estudante de língua portuguesa: This excellent website provides resources for both learners and teachers of Portuguese in both independent learning and classroom contexts. Among the resources available on the site is a small selection of audio books. Additionally, the full-text of a much wider selection of classic novels is available electronically on the site. More audio material is provided in the 'Vozoteca': this contains audio clips related to major events in both Brazilian and world history.
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota - This Web page offers a virtual picture album for Portuguese.
Culture of Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Articles on various aspects of cultural life in Portugal.
BBC Portuguese Language Resources - This site assists beginners who are starting to learn the Portuguese language. The differences between the Portuguese spoken in Portugal and Brazil are briefly introduced. Slideshows and video clips introduce the language in authentic holiday and travel situations, useful phrases can be heard in clear audio, cultural notes are provided for each context, and there are quizzes to test progress.
Culture of Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Articles on various aspects of cultural life in Portugal.
Cultura e Artes no Brasil - Extensive listing of links under the following headings: Recursos Gerais - Alimentação - Arquitetura - Arte - Artes Dramáticas - Editoras/Revendedores - Língua Portuguesa - Literatura - Museus - Música
Contemporary Portuguese Culture - Article by Fernando Pinto do Amaral on the Web site of the Instituto Camões
Instituto Camões - "The Instituto Camões is the Portuguese equivalent of the Spanish Instituto Cervantes or Germany’s Goethe Institute. The site offers an excellent and broad array of resources on the Portuguese language and culture, ranging from the history of the Portuguese language to resources for learning Portuguese. Information is available in several languages. The Virtual Instituto Camões offers online course in Portuguese as a foreign language and on Portuguese literature."
Cape Verde - History and Culture - This page, on the Web site of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, provides a number of links to online resources under the following headings: General Articles - Ethnography/Kriolu Language/Glossary - Religion - Foodways - Music - Literature and Film - Art and Artisanry - Sports and Games