Porto

Porto

Romantic, inspiring, Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and lies along the Douro River, occupying the northern part of the country and is often called the "Capital of the North". It is known for its wines, gastronomy, granite, football, moderate-continental climate and beautiful landmarks. It belongs to the district of Porto, and forms one of the centers of the Iberian Peninsula. Flowery balconies, narrow streets, bridges and tiles are something that gives this city a personal touch and makes it perhaps one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The origin of the name Port is linked to the ancient Roman city called Portus Kale. The name of the country Portugal is derived from the same name. Porto has been on the list of UNESCO's world cultural heritage since 1996. Porto is known for its historic center which looks colorful, and the rest of the city is very young and energetic, just like its inhabitants.

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History

History of Porto
The remains of the Celtic tribe indicate that the Porto area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In 275 BC the territory was conquered by Ancient Romans. The place is recognized as important because of its position on the river, suitable for port activities. During the first centuries A.D., the city was ruled by Germanic tribes, the Suevi, then the Visigoths and then the Arab Moors. After their rule, the city was merged to the Kingdom of Austria and thus became known as the Duchy of Portugal.

History of Porto

History of Porto

The remains of the Celtic tribe indicate that the Porto area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In 275 BC the territory was conquered by Ancient Romans. The place is recognized as important because of its position on the river, suitable for port activities. During the first centuries A.D., the city was ruled by Germanic tribes, the Suevi, then the Visigoths and then the Arab Moors. After their rule, the city was merged to the Kingdom of Austria and thus became known as the Duchy of Portugal.

History of Porto

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Porto

Romantic, inspiring, Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and lies along the Douro River, occupying the northern part of the country and is often called the "Capital of the North". It is known for its wines, gastronomy, granite, football, moderate-continental climate and beautiful landmarks. It belongs to the district of Porto, and forms one of the centers of the Iberian Peninsula. Flowery balconies, narrow streets, bridges and tiles are something that gives this city a personal touch and makes it perhaps one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The origin of the name Port is linked to the ancient Roman city called Portus Kale. The name of the country Portugal is derived from the same name. Porto has been on the list of UNESCO's world cultural heritage since 1996. Porto is known for its historic center which looks colorful, and the rest of the city is very young and energetic, just like its inhabitants.

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