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Overview Of The Port Of Oporto

About Oporto
Porto (also known as Oporto in English), is the second largest city in Portugal, which located in south western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula.

Ponte D. Luis I is a metal arch bridge that spans the Douro River between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. It features a high walkway where views of the city can be seen.

Zona Ribeirinha is the attractive old waterfront featuring old winery houses, cosy bars and stalls selling souvenirs and jewellery. Beautiful views of the city can be seen from here.

The São Francisco Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the 18th century the surfaces of the interior of the church were covered with gilt in the Baroque style. The catacombs are below the church and there is a museum with artefacts from the former monastery.

The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Palace) is a historical building in Porto. The palace was built in the 19th century in Neoclassical style.

Parque da Cidade do Porto is the largest urban park in the country, occupying a total of 83 hectares and about 10km of paths. The park features lakes and varied flora and fauna making it a popular place to stroll and relax.

For a complete view of Porto, head to the top of Torre dos Clerigos (around 2 euros entrance fee). Note: This old tower has many steps which get narrower as you go up. There is a handrail.

Other attractions include the Igreja do Carmo (church), Serralves museum, Church of Santa Clara and the 12th century Porto Cathedral.

Explore the celebrated local wineries of Porto and sample the Port wine made here.

Rua Santa Caterina is the main shopping street filled with shops and small cafes. The Via Catarina shopping mall is also located here. Mercado de Bolao is the largest open-air market in Porto with stalls selling spices, foodstuffs, local culinary produces and flowers.

Vila Nova de Gaia, just across the river from Porto, is known for its extensive coastline, with large sandy beaches, some with famous coastal sand dunes. A wooden walkway runs the full stretch of Gaia’s coastline, providing a sea view along the entire route.

'Bacalhau' (dried salted cod fish), seafood and 'tripas' (tripe stew or soup) are local favourites as well as the famous port wine.
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Cruise ships dock at the commercial port of Leixoes, which is around 8km from Porto centre.

Taxis can be found at either the pier or outside the port area. Shuttle buses are sometimes laid on by cruise lines.

Local buses can be found just outside the port entrance.

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