France has the Eiffel Tower, Spain has the flamenco.
What makes Portugal different?
Let's start with The Fado.
Below is a poem by Aníbal Nazaré.
You asked me the other day if I know what is Fado
I said I did not know.
You were surprised.
Without knowing what I was saying, I lied to you
And said I did not know, but now will tell you:
Ash and flames
Pain and sin
All this exists-
All this is sad-
All this is Fado.