The pretty city of Porto is situated in the northwestern part of Portugal. Famous for its Stately bridge, and also for the production of port wine. Porto is the second largest city after Lisbon. Sometimes the city is also called Oporto.
Porto is a fascinating and vibrant city that is rapidly becoming one of Western Europe’s most respected tourist destinations. The city boasts an extensive history, interesting tourist attractions and a buzzing nightlife. There is a lot to see and do in Porto and the city will appeal to a wide range of different visitors.
It is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plazas of the Avenida dos Aliados. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the mighty Douro River.
The city has an extensive history and this is reflected by its World Heritage Status protected old town, with its baroque churches, characterful winding streets and abundance of tourist attractions. The city is very proud of its famed sweet alcoholic drink and Port is still matured and bottled in the vast cellars located along the riverside. I loved especially the blue tile work in front of the church.
When I was there I did a port wine tasting. You can visit a winery and try lots of varieties and different brands.
I was impressed by this city’s beauty and charm. People are very welcoming and friendly. I would recommend this city: you won’t be disappointed.