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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...
Preparing yourself for the Way Preparing yourself for the Way
​EquipmentFor pilgrims travelling on foot, it is necessary to ensure that your equipment is appropriate for the time of year and suits the physical ...
Caminho Português da Costa (Coastal Portuguese Way) Caminho Português da Costa (Coastal Portuguese Way)
​Route through Vila Nova de Cerveira and Valença - 258 KmThe Coastal Way is characterised by the mixture of a sea and overland component. The use of...
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...
The English The English
First contactsIn 16 June 1147, the English crusaders heading to the Holy Land had to wait eleven days in Porto for the forces led by the Count of Ar...
Islamic Community Islamic Community
The Islamic community has played an important part in the history, culture and society of the Iberian Peninsula (Al- Andalus). It was also present at ...
Art Nouveau Art Nouveau
This style did not have many followers in Portugal. National artists and architects of this time were not involved exclusively in this movement. Howev...
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...