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Touristic Info

Porto is the largest city of Northern Portugal. The Historic Centre of Porto, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, is one of the most attractive entertainment venues for visitors, providing a rich variety of monuments and ordinary dwelling, from different periods stretching back as far as the 14th century. The city of Porto and its river, Douro, cannot be dissociated. The Douro valley, with its lovely terraces of vineyards clinging to the hillsides, is the kingdom of the famous Port Wine (IVDP Web site) and offers visitors spectacular views. Porto is the centre of a culturally and naturally rich region that gathers together history, arts and nature (sea and mountains); it is a perfect starting point for tourist excursions (of various duration's and flavours).

Porto tourism official website

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and Park.

Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis Palácio dos Carrancas, sculptures and paintings from the XIX and XX centuries.

Casa da Música The building, whose name literally means "House of Music", was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

Port Wine Cellars

Pousadas of Portugal to travel around Portugal, and understand and enjoy the diversity of cultural aspects of the country.