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20 Things To Do In Porto; Stephen Smith; Travel 2 Next

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Porto is Portugal’s second city, with the greater metropolitan area having a population of around 2.4 million. It sits in the north of the country on the estuary of the Douro River as it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. Its rich history dates back to Roman times, while visitors will also see evidence of Portugal’s ‘Age of Discovery’ when its explorers sailed to far-flung places. Porto is the birthplace of Dom Henrique, Duke of Viseu, better known as Henry the Navigator, who was central in developing the Portuguese Empire in the early 15th century. Porto’s historic centre was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1996, and visitors will soon realise why as they begin to explore the city.

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Exploring Porto and the Douro Valley; Claire; From The Grapevine

Porto, Portugal’s second city, is famed for its port wine production—one of the world’s most popular alcoholic drinks. But this handsome-looking northern Portuguese destination offers so much more with its wealth of historic visitor attractions and the nearby Douro Valley to explore. Click through and discover more about the city and its region.

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Eating and Exploring in Porto, Portugal; Lindsay; Love and Olive Oil

Lindsay’s trip to Portugal this past fall was simply unforgettable; the country is brimming with vibrant color and oozing with charm. She left wishing she had booked a longer trip. She concentrated most of her time in Porto and Lisbon, with a day trip to Sintra (and she plans to do separate posts for each of these stops as well as her layover day in Amsterdam soon).

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