| footer = [[Jerónimos Monastery]] (top) and [[Belém Tower]] (bottom) are [[Great Work|magna opera]] of the [[Manueline style]] and symbols of Portuguese nationhood.
Portugal has developed a specific culture while being influenced by various civilizations that have crossed the Mediterranean and the European continent, or were introduced when it played an active role during the [[Portugal in the Age of Discovery|Age of Discovery]]. In the 1990s and 2000s (decade), Portugal modernized its public cultural facilities, in addition to the [[Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation]] established in 1956 in Lisbon.
These include the [[Belém Cultural Centre]] in Lisbon, [[Serralves Foundation]] and the [[Casa da Música]], both in [[Porto]], as well as new public cultural facilities like municipal libraries and concert halls that were built or renovated in many municipalities across the country.
Portugal is home to [[List of World Heritage Sites in Portugal|fifteen]] UNESCO [[World Heritage Site]]s, ranking it [[Table of World Heritage Sites by country|8th in Europe and 17th in the world.]]