All architectural styles are interwoven in a stunning combination in the city of Porto. The second largest city in Portugal had ambitious rulers – princess, saints and citizens cartridge with a huge contribution to its impressive aesthetic vision.
The city spreads in the mouth of the River Doron in the Atlantic. In 200 BC. Ancient Romans built a trading post, which named Porthos Calais.
Later Visigoths make it a bishopric, and then nearly three centuries e possession of the Moors. After downloading the Moors the city became the capital of the then Duchy of Portugal.
In the early 12th century in most of nomination was built urban cathedral in Porto, whose twin towers and now dominate the urban landscape.
The oldest church in Porto
Architectural masterpiece and is the oldest church in Porto – São Martinho de Cedofeita that was built just a few months.
Porto is famous for its thriving trade in wine and in 1860 an ordinary commercial red wine mixed with alcohol to increase its durability.
The result is unexpected, it is set up a portal, famous city in the world. British, German and Dutch exporters gate built especially for stores in the southern suburb of Vila Nova de Gaia.
There, walking, guests of the city can inhale the sweet aroma of a port that is spread on windless days.
Porto impresses with its beautiful and modern bridges. Gustav Ayvel was involved in building bridges of the River Doron. In 1886 the bridge Ponte Dom Luis I in December was declared a technical marvel.
Three hundred and thirty inhabitants of Porto and can not explain why the gate is known for their beautiful city. This has changed somewhat after the 1994 Porto was named European City of Culture.
Most tourists are enchanted by the picturesque old quarters and their narrow streets, the square Ribeira and irresistible Ram the gate. And in the ”Institute of sun and wine “could try two hundred different varieties port.
In Porto there are hotels of all categories. The best time to visit is from mid March to early June and from September to early October.
The local specialty is tripe, and tips that are expected of the tourists are between 5 and 10 percent of the bill, but for special services is good tips to be more generous.
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