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Geography and location Geography and location
PortoPorto, with an area of 45km2 and population of about 240 thousand, is the second biggest city in the country. It is known as the capital of the...
The Ways The Ways
​There is a vast network of pilgrimage roads and paths to the shrine of the apostle St. James which snake and consolidate themselves throughout almost...
The Douro region and valley The Douro region and valley
The hillsides of the Douro valley, terraced by men for centuries in order to plant vines, have given rise to a unique and unrepeatable landscape. This...
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​SignpostingThe Portuguese Way is identified by a yellow arrow painted on a variety of backgrounds: walls, posts and even trees. Another associated ...
City of Porto City of Porto
​This is one of Europe's oldest tourist destinations. Its wealth of artistic heritage, Port Wine, open-air leisure spaces and cultural life are just s...
Medieval architecture Medieval architecture
The origin of Porto is linked to the Morro da Sé (Cathedral Hill), overlooking the Douro river, where traces of an ancient settlement have been identi...
Origin of modern architecture Origin of modern architecture
By the end of the nineteenth century there is a new revivalist tendency spread a bit all over and it creates a new kind of aesthetic taste, characteri...
The Italian The Italian
Entertainment and ArtsMany of the Italians that reached Porto did it through the Entertainment and Arts field, maybe because it was in this city tha...
Tradition Tradition
The Porto inhabitants love to recreate traditions and customs, recovering old practices and ways of living. The popular festivals, food and wine are a...
Great Wine Capitals Network: A world of excellence! Great Wine Capitals Network: A world of excellence!
The  Great Wine Capitals Network (GWC) gathers nine cities with internationally renowned wine regions:Adelaide (Australia)Bilbao (Rioja - Spain)...
Porto Porto's São João
​The São João festivities in Porto already stand as a landmark for life in the city and are experienced by more and more tourists and visitors each ye...
Food Food
Porto’s gastronomy is a mirror of its cultural diversity. There are several stories about it, several legends told from generation to generation, whic...