Tradition

"Rabelo" Boats
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The Porto inhabitants love to recreate traditions and customs, recovering old practices and ways of living. The popular festivals, food and wine are always part of the collective celebration of these traditions, as a call for everyone to join in.

Published 13-09-2013
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