Porto is the 2nd largest city in Portugal based on its population; located in the North of the country, it is the city where Portugal’s name comes from. Porto’s name around 2200 years ago was Portus Cale that became Condado Portucalense later.
It’s a city known worldly for its wines, its contemporary and antique architecture, its historical centre as well as its football team, the Porto University (among the best 100 European universities), for the high quality service in its health centres and for its restaurants and gastronomy.
Porto was classified as World Patrimony by UNESCO.
Don’t miss Vila Nova de Gaia with its many tapas and port wine places, chocolate shops and River Douro trips! Visit the São Bento rail station, church of Santa Clara, Café Majestic, Chapel of Souls (Almas), Portuguese Centre for Photography, the gardens of Palácio de Cristal, Dom Luis I bridge, Casa da Música (Music house) and so much more!