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Porto (Leixoes), Portugal

Porto (Leixoes), Portugal

Delight your senses in the old town of Porto de Leixões, one of Europe's oldest cities, known for its role in the Portuguese 'Age of Discovery' and its production and export of fine Port wines. Its Romanesque walls and historical landmarks will take you back centuries on a journey filled with rich history, breathtaking views and mouthwatering delicacies. Visitors can't help but be lured in by the beautiful Ribeira and cityscapes that make this city a gem among rocks.

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Porto (Leixoes), Portugal

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One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Marvel at the Romanesque Porto Cathedral, one of the oldest monuments in the city. Flanked by imposing square towers crowned with cupolas, the structure has been under construction since it was first built, but the gothic-like architecture has remained true to its time and is quite a sight.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Douro Valley boasts enchanting vistas of the oldest wine region in the world, with lush green mountains and man-made terraces.
  • See the unique Parish Church of Santo Ildefonso, built on a hill during the 1700s, the façade of the structure distinguishes it from others with its beautiful blue and white ceramic tiles.
  • Snap a picture of the beautifully lit houses upon houses across the Ribeira and Douro River.
  • Visit the historical Riberia Square in the heart of the city and go shopping or have a drink at a local café.
  • Opposite the River visitors can tour one of many wine cellars, also known as caves, in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Get a Taste of Local Flavours

Situated in the perfect spot, surrounded by sea, rivers and mountains, Porto's culinary scene demonstrates both the traditional and modern cuisine of all neighbouring regions. With new bars and café's emerging every day, Porto is the perfect place to have a glass of wine and some petiscos, the Portuguese equivalent of Spanish 'tapas', made with locally grown and caught ingredients.

Local Currency

The official currency of Portugal is the European euro (EUR).

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    Before You Visit

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