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Living Oporto - About Porto

Painted by churches, monuments and museums, the city of Porto has one of the richest artistic, cultural and historical heritage in Portugal.

This wealth has its maximum expression in the Historic Centre of Porto, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996, being the ideal starting point for a journey that mixes past and present in the right measure.

Porto is also a city that can be discovered in a small alley or in the corner of a narrow street; on a morning walk along the Douro River or during lunch in Ribeira; watching the sunset from a terrace in Foz, or at the table of a traditional restaurant; and always in dialogue with the "Port Wine knowledge" of its inhabitants.

Porto has been considered Europe's Best Destination on three occasions and is one of Europe's most vibrant and eclectic cities.

Porto City Hall Portal