Capital and gateway to the northern region, Porto is an ancient city that gave its name to Portugal and to a wine known in the four corners of the world: Port Wine.
With a magnificent situation near the mouth of the Douro and an architectural ensemble of exceptional value, the historic center of Porto has been a World Heritage Site since 1996. It is the capital of the North and the 2nd city in the country; its entrepreneurial population and with a marked mercantile vocation, has always affirmed its will against impositions and invaders, which is why Porto is also known as the "undefeated" city.
In addition to its patrimonial value, it is interesting to discover in Porto its strong city personality and its so unique human character.
To get to know the city better, it is advisable to walk slowly and admire the typical houses and granite monuments, take a tram ride along the river or take a boat ride under the six bridges, enjoying a different perspective. We suggest two itineraries, different proposals for a two-day tour, which seek to highlight the impressive contrasts that the city offers. The "Baixa" of Porto, with its pulse of city life, movement, intense commerce, its peculiar expression that combines the atmosphere of the Nordic and mercantile city with the intense and spiritual baroque. In contrast, in the Serralves Park, you will find the modernity of the building that houses the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the romantic and bucolic atmosphere of a leafy park. .
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