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The Textures of Porto: What Makes a City Beautiful? March 29, 2013 | by Gabriella Opaz | Posted in: Culture, Featured, Wine, Portugal

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Porto, Portugal: A cultural city guide Via The Telegraph | 17/01/2013 "The Portuguese city of Porto is best known for two things: its river, the Douro, an evermore popular choice for river cruises, and its port." #Portugal

Where to Eat and Shop in Porto, Portugal - by Tracy Zhang, for Untapped Cities 08.07.2013 | Over the years, Porto’s historic centre Ribeira has also modernized, combining traditional spots with cosmopolitan shops and taste. Walking down the streets, old storefronts are juxtaposed with trendy restaurants. If you are stopping by Porto, here are a few places – both old and new – to check out... Photo: Cafe Guarany Porto

Split into two by the Douro River, the Portuguese city of Porto is probably best known for its wine. One of the oldest cities in Europe, Porto is a maze of narrow cobbled streets, beautiful plazas, tiled facades, and baroque churches. While most travelers hail to the Portuguese capital Lisbon, the country’s second largest city, [...]

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Big City Charm: Visiting Porto, Portugal by Katherine Lagrave Though Porto has largely been relegated to secondary status after its bigger sister Lisbon, it has big city charm. Today, there are several reasons to visit a city both historic and modern. One of the oldest European centers, it is currently one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe. - January 27, 2014 Source: Katherine LaGrave/Wall St. Cheat Sheet