a fascinating and vibrant city

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one of the oldest European centres, offering history, spectacular scenery, quality of life, friendly people and delicious food

Porto is Portugal’s second largest city and the capital of the Northern region.

Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres. Its settlement dates back many centuries when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin for the name “Portugal”.