Porto is Portugal’s second largest city and the capital of the Northern region.
Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin for the name “Portugal”.

Porto’s Historical Centre was registered as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The city is traditional and historical, but also contemporary, which can be seen in its streets, its monuments and its museus.

Icons such as “Serralves” or “Casa da Música” and a regular agenda of music, art and sports events stand witness to a urban space, in constant movement.
One of Portugal’s internationally famous exports is the port wine, produced exclusively in the Douro region and aged in cellars.

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PORTO AND THE NORTH: THE ESSENCE OF PORTUGAL
LONELY PLANET: PORTO
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ROUGH GUIDES: PORTO
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