About Porto

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and one of the most beautiful in Europe. It dates back to the IV century and is classified as world heritage patrimony by UNESCO. The city was voted Best European Destination 2014 by the European citizens, and frequently appears in lists of best places to visit in Europe (and worldwide). The city gives its name to the worldwide renowned Port Wine.

The city of Porto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro River, forms a millennial urban landscape where the diversity of civil and religious architecture bears testimony to a Historic Centre dating back to Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical times. Built on uneven ground in a perfect combination of road layouts, houses and the river, Porto has a unique cityscape. Porto’s Historic Centre was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1996.


General Tourist Information

Useful information about Porto and public services available at visitporto.travel including:

  • Passports and visa information
  • What to see
  • Where to eat
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Porto Museum Card Can, which be obtained at Tourism Offices and at many hotels

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