About PortoPorto is an ancient beautiful city situated in the north of Portugal, facing the Atlantic Ocean and on the right bank of river Douro. Porto is the second largest city of the country and the most important in the northern area of Portugal. The city is well over 1500 years old, having a bishop since 572, and itis city center is classified as world heritage patrimony by UNESCO. Porto is also known worldwide for the renowned Port Wine.
HighlightsHistoric Centre of Porto
Palácio da Bolsa
Igreja de São Francisco
Torre dos Clérigos
Casa da Música
Foz do Douro
Do not miss the article about Porto by Andrew Ferren in the New York Times, April 2007, which includes a stunning slideshow.
Also not to miss, the article on "Portugal's Hidden 'Dream Places'" by Sarah Wildman in the New York Times, July 2007, which includes information on Pousadas in the North of Portugal.
There is also an article on "The Douro, In Portugal: a New Stop on the Global Wine Trail" , by Gisela Williams, in the New York Times, November 2007, with information on the Wine Trail in the Douro, near Porto.
New York Times has a Portugal Travel Guide with information about accomodation, food, the best places to visit and others.