Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Porto – The City of Wonders

Gourmets, history buffs and art lovers will love Portugal’s second largest city, Porto. With so much to see and do in Porto, we recommend spending at least 3 days in the city. A few of the highlights of the city: explore the fascinating churches, stroll the picturesque alleyways with wrought-iron balconies filled with potted flowers, explore the history of port wine, visit one of the magnificent museums and shop till you drop in one of the city’s many shopping streets and malls.

A world heritage site, Porto, Portugal is recognized as one of the oldest European centers with a huge number of well-preserved historical buildings, monuments, castles, parks and gardens.

Fascinating churches are among the favorite destinations of travelers to Porto, Portugal. Some of our favorites are the Porto Cathedral and the extraordinarily lavish Sao Francisco. The Porto Cathedral was built in the 12th century and is one of the oldest monuments in the country. The Sao Francisco, though no longer serves as a church is an excellent exhibition of 17th and 18th century baroque architecture and decoration.

While visiting Porto, Portugal it is important to stroll through the charming historical neighborhoods and alleyways such as the Ribeira district and the Street of Flowers. As the capital of port wine, another not miss attraction is to learn about and sample Port Wine.

Visit the City of Wonders, Porto, Portugal on your next vacation to Portugal with Celtic Tours. Give us a call at 1-800-833-4373 or visit our website for more vacation inspiration!

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