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Porto is Portugal’s second largest city.Porto is located at the mouth of the Douro River on a beautiful height. The center of the city that once was called Oporto, has 347,000 inhabitants, while the suburbs of the city counts 1.3 million inhabitants. The city’s historic center received UNESCO World Heritage status in 1996.
Porto is a commercial center famous for its exports of port wine, which began in the 1600s. Vinhandlerne located in basements in the mountains in the suburb of Vila Nova de Gaia. The city, which was the Roman Portus Cale, is also known to be the hometown of the football team FC Porto, which is located at Dragao Stadium. Porto has a numerous number of churches, of which the cathedral from the 1100s next to the Episcopal Palace, the Basilica of São Francisco (1383-1410) and São Martinho de Cedofeita from the 1100s can be highlighted. A trip on the Funicular dos Guindas offers panoramic views.
Airport Francisco machine shop Sa Carneiro, also known as Aeroporto de Porto is the third busiest airport, located about 15 kilometers from the center.