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Welcome to Porto, the vibrant northern soul of Portugal. Founded around 300 BC as an outpost of the Roman Empire, Porto is steeped in history and tradition. Its historical core, Ribeira, is a UNESCO World Heritage site celebrated for its narrow cobbled streets and colorful houses cascading down to the Douro River. Here, ancient customs blend seamlessly with contemporary culture.

Porto’s riverside is famed for its iconic bridges and the traditional Rabelo boats that once transported barrels of the region's renowned port wine. Don’t miss a visit to the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, where you can taste this exquisite fortified wine. The city’s architectural landmarks include the baroque Clérigos Tower and the modern marvel of Casa da Música.

The region is also rich in natural beauty. From the lush gardens of the Crystal Palace to the serene paths along the Douro River, there are countless opportunities to experience Porto’s enchanting landscapes. For a unique view, take a cruise down the river, witnessing the terraced vineyards that produce some of the world’s best wines.

Beyond its physical beauty, Porto is a city of gastronomy. Indulge in the local cuisine, from francesinha, a hearty sandwich layered with meats and melted cheese, to fresh seafood, caught daily from the nearby Atlantic. Porto offers an authentic taste of Portuguese culinary arts.


Set in the verdant landscapes of Northern Portugal, Porto is the gateway to a region filled with historical towns and nature escapes. From the ancient streets of Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal, to the majestic mountains of Peneda-Gerês National Park, this region combines natural beauty with cultural heritage.

From the lively streets of Porto to the quiet beauty of the northern countryside, this region offers a profound and diverse experience for every traveler.

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