Spain and Portugal make up the Iberian Peninsula (the Roman Hispania), the most western peninsula in southern Europe. This geographical location near Africa with one coast on the Atlantic and another on the Mediterranean affects the variety of its climate and, in the past, the arrival of very different cultures (…)
Portugal takes up most of the Atlantic side of the Iberian Peninsula. Its condition as a country situated next to the sea has conditioned its history, as interpreted in the poems of Camões in Os Lusíadas (1572), the Portuguese national epic, whose main protagonists are its sailors and their feats (…)
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