The town that gave the country (and port wine) its very name, Porto is Portugal’s second-largest metropolis after Lisbon. Sometimes called Oporto, it's an age-old city that has one foot firmly in the industrial present. The old town, centered at Ribeira, was built on the hills overlooking the Douro River, and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 14th-century São Francisco church is a main attraction, as are the local port wine cellars, mostly located across the river at Vila Nova de Gaia.
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Despite sharing the Iberian peninsula with one of the world's most visited countries, Portugal's lures are not widely known internationally. But whether you're looking for major cities full of rich culture, beautiful beaches for swimming, sunbathing or surfing, picturesque landscapes or top quality cuisine, you'll find it in Portugal.
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With its twisting cobbled streets, its famous wine cellars and its historic architecture, you might think Porto is a city break for adults only. But while there’s plenty to tempt grown-ups (did I mention the port cellars?), the bright buildings and quirky street art are as captivating for younger visitors – and that’s just the start of the attractions.
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This is such a great way to properly explore Portugal!
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