Overlooking the Douro River, Oporto (Porto, in Portuguese) is one of the most ancient European cities. It emerged and grew from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Oporto and its historic centre is its landscape, combining natural harmony with the urban structure and presenting a framework of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996.
When discovering Oporto, you will have many surprises. Besides its welcoming and traditional social environment, Oporto is also contemporary and artistic. This becomes apparent not only in its streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.For more information, go to: http://english.cm-porto.pt