Porto, the second largest Portuguese city, is best known for its river, the Douro, an evermore popular choice for river cruises, and its port. One of the oldest cities in Europe, its maze of steep and narrow cobbled streets is home to beautiful plazas, churches and houses with white and blue ‘azulejos’ tiled façades. Few of Europe’s cities remain so unreconstructed, that reminds an old fairytale. Outside the historic heart, the city has witnessed a renaissance, its seaside suburbs increasingly home to world-class contemporary architecture and unique local cuisine.
Ribeira district in Porto