Saudade is an integral part of Portuguese culture. It is an abstract feeling, that mixes melancholy, nostalgia and longing and which is hard to translate into other languages. In search of that certain saudade spirit.
Visitors to the Lourinhã park are greeted by the rearing neck of a giant model Supersaurus — one of the largest dinosaur genera — announcing a collection as impressive as anything else to be found in Europe.
The Eurovision Song Contest is taking over in Lisbon, but Portugal's capital has its own long musical history. Musician Telmo Pires told DW why the authentic fado tradition beats the glamor of Eurovision.
Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest, being held in Lisbon, has been billed as less kitsch and more about quality music. But one of the favorites, Netta Barzilai from Israel, will still perform a chicken-like dance.
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